Guest Blogger, Susan Walker, is back with Part 2 of her deschooling journey, specifically peeling back the layers of what it means when we say we’re fine with everyone being unique. (It can be harder than you think!)
So many parents are looking into how unschooling could work for their family. This week, we’re talking about learning to read, unschooling teens, “What about socialization?” and PARENT transitions!
Why ARE we still drawn to curriculum when we want to unschool? Here’s a hint: it’s all about Fear.
You probably KNOW that already, you’re just not sure how to conquer it. Sue can walk you through it though.
“I want their learning to be INSPIRING to them!” “I seem to fall back on the way I learned in school.” “What am I supposed to DO?” Parents come to me all the time WANTING the educational experience with their kids to be creative and full of excitement. But even when they start out that Read More
Do Unschoolers do Valentine’s Day? They sure do!
Are you an unschooler on Clubhouse? Or maybe you’re on the app but curious about unschooling? Find out more here!
Would you LIKE to spend more time enjoying the holidays with your family? But you’re worried about them falling behind in their learning? Sue shares all the ways that traditional subjects weave throughout regular holiday activities!
Guest Blogger, Julie Mink Schiffman, shares her response to the question that comes up repeatedly, “How much is too much technology?”
A piece of you wants to unschool – whatever that actually IS. But fear holds you back. It doesn’t have to though.
So what do you DO if you’re not working your way through a curriculum? I’m so glad you asked! Here are my suggestions…
Deb Lewis shares a few advantages she noticed unschooling her son over the years. She provides some insight into some of the criticisms that occasionally surface about unschooling too. There are advantages, profound and beautiful, silly and fun, to letting your child skip school, every day, for thirteen years. As you’ll see, some of Read More
Michelle Conaway shows us how technology may be changing how we view socialization. Parents may not be aware of all the skills kids are learning while they’re playing games and interacting with friends online. It is hard to believe, but one of the most asked questions of homeschoolers is still about socialization. How will they learn Read More
Guest Blogger, JJ Ross, Ed.D., originally wrote this article in 2014 for a collection on the topic of reading in the Homeschooler Post. Unschooling Mom2Mom is happy to be able to share her work here.
In thinking about writing this article and pondering an appropriate title, I kept coming back to a song that was written for an Off Broadway show a few years back. The song is called “Die Vampire Die” and it’s about all the people (the vampires) who try to suck the life out of your creative Read More
Deschooling is a word that’s often tossed about in homeschooling/unschooling circles. But before long, it’s relegated to the back burner when worries about curriculum choices, ACT/SAT tests, or “gaps” appear in the kids’ learning. When people first leave the school system, I think one of the hardest things to do is relax into this new Read More