Getting Started Unschooling – Step 2

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Could Unschooling Work for You?
Get Started Unschooling
Keep these three ideas at the front of your mind!

Are you getting started unschooling?

Let me explain a little more...

 

1. Your Learning Matters a Lot.

Successful unschooling parents know that they are always learning! As soon as we figure something out, another issue needs our attention. Maybe it's just good parenting - staying flexible with this idea will help you so much. You don't have to know (or pretend you know) everything when you're just starting out. So many resources exist to help you!

Just as you have to pay attention to your child's learning style, you need to know what works best for you too!  If you fall asleep while reading a PDF, then choose something else. Yes, it's familiar, because that's how we all learned in school. But if it doesn't work, choose another way.

🌻 I've curated this Unschooling Mom2Mom website to offer you resources from unschoolers around the world. You don't have to go looking around - I've found the good ones for you! Use the navigational bar at the top to find resources. OR I can help you find specific resources through my Q4Sue form! I'll email you the links!

🌻 You may like an organized breakdown of a lot of material. A course would be the right fit for you.
The Jumping Into Unschooling Course is excellent, offering Modules full of videos and PDFs.

🌻 You may like to learn with other people, in more of a community setting, sharing and supporting each other. This is what happens in the Creating Confidence membership. Plus, this is the most economic way to get coaching from Sue Patterson (and her 25 years of experience!) and dons of resources in the members-only library!

🌻 Unschooling Guides are available for those who'd like a deeper dive into the issues and concerns that are distracting you from enjoying this unschooling journey. Currently, we have 17 different topics!

🌻 Others have more time - or maybe feel less pressure to learn everything quickly. Unschooling Mom2Mom is on a variety of social media platforms - FB group, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and the Podcast

🌻  Get on the Free Email List - Unschooling Updates! This way we'll stay connected and I'll send you resource links and inspiration each week!.

No right or wrong way exists - do what's best for you!

 

2. Noticing Your Kids' Interests.

When parents want to know what they'll do when they don't opt for curriculum, here's where you start!  Your child is giving you all kinds of clues about their interests and curiosities. Successful unschooling parents pay attention and move in that direction.

In the beginning, it may not LOOK like learning - that's because we're still thinking the way schools conditioned us to think!  Pause for a second and think of all the things you've learned once you left school - all without quizzes on Fridays or separated out into individual subjects. Real Life smushes (is that a word?) it all together! Your kids will be able to explore and discover so many things when they're allowed this kind of freedom.

Remember, your child's brain is working on something.  You may not understand what it is - and they may not either. That's ok. When we know that our biology has us hard-wired to learn, it's much easier to embrace these unschooling ideas.

Your Big Task in this step:

  • Notice what's going on with the kids without trying to mold or control it.
  • Grab the Brainstorm Time Guide to get a little help figuring out what they might be interested in!

3. Support for This Adventure.

Gather your people. They may be in person through local groups or conferences, or they may be online. Having other unschoolers to talk with will help you through tough times as well as provide the reassurance you need throughout the journey.

Your Options for Support:

  • Find local groups who are connecting online here.
  • Social media can often offer encouragement: FB, IG, TikTok
  • My Creating Confidence membership group is especially helpful if you can't find local unschoolers nearby. Here's the link to learn more.
  • We can always hop on a coaching call. This is the fastest way for those who are too busy for group calls or would like to brainstorm about specifics privately. Hop on the calendar here.

 

Knowledge + Support = Unschooling Success

So that's why we have so many ways to bring you both! 

3 Ways to Dive Deeper!

Are You a ...

"Get Me All the Info!" Person?

The Jumping Into Unschooling Course may be just what you're looking for.

Answers to questions like:

  • How can unschooling really work?
  • How can I overcome all these fears?
  • What do unschooling parents DO?
  • How can I become more confident in this approach?

This self-paced course has four modules with videos, handouts, links and resources - everything you need!
You'll emerge from this course ready to begin your unschooling journey - I'll walk you through!

Perfect Course for New Unschoolers

Are You More of a "People Person?"

Maybe you learn best by talking with someone who has been there!
Here's a link to talk with Sue Patterson, an unschooling mom with over 25 years of experience! Combine that with becoming part of the most supportive unschooling community, and you'll find your confidence growing week by week!

Sue offers her private community TEN live group coaching calls every month! You're sure to get the answers to your questions as soon as possible.
Two of these calls are specifically geared for parents of unschooling teens.

At only $49/month, and no long-time commitment, this is the most affordable way to get extra support from Sue and her community.

Maybe You're...

"Worried about this One Thing."

After two decades of discussions about unschooling - what works and what doesn't - I decided to create these 15 to 30 page full color mini-magazines to help you conquer the specific fears that are holding you back.

Sometimes it's hard to focus on the bigger picture when you're distracted by a fear. Each of the Unschooling Guides does a deep dive on a variety of topics that come up over and over when new people ask about unschooling. Topics like:

  • "Am I Doing Enough?"
  • A Typical Unschooling Day
  • Learning to Read
  • Learning Math
  • Learning to Write
  • Coping with Technology
  • What about Socialization?
  • Deschooling
  • Critics and Naysayers
  • Not Back to School
  • Brainstorming Ideas
Topics include Most Asked Questions from New Unschoolers

See all the Unschooling Resources!

All subscribers to Sue's Unschooling Updates email list receive this
MUST-HAVE checklist for New Unschoolers!
You don't want to miss out on any resources!

Join the Free Email list and get this New Unschooler Checklist! ☛

New Unschooler Checklist

So many options to gain Knowledge and Support!

I'm on a mission to help you be SUCCESSFUL at this!