Unschooling, Technology & Videogames

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If you're here for the first time and curious how technology can actually be OK at your house, you'll want this free PDF:

Overcoming Your Fears about Technology

Let's Dive Deeper!

This INCREDIBLE 25 page Guide will answer questions like...

Are they on their devices too much?
How much IS too much?
I want to be a good parent, but… what do I do?

One of the biggest things that can distract us from the joys of unschooling
seems to be our kids’ use of technology.

This guide is here to help you figure out how to manage this and what could actually work in your home.

Sue Patterson shares her thoughts about video games and kids

More from Unschoolers
about Technology

GAMING, TECHNOLOGY, & FRIENDSHIPS | Belinda Bonham Carter

TECHNOLOGY, UNSCHOOLING & PARENTING | Unschooling Mom2Mom blog (with FB links)

SCREEN TIME | Roxana Sorooshian

IF YOU GIVE A BOY A VIDEO GAME - LEARNING TO SPELL
REBECCA | DOWN A RABBIT TRAIL

DIGITAL LEARNING: THE KEY TO KNOWING
AMY | UNEARTH AND FATHOM

VIDEO GAMES ARE AWESOME. JUST GET OVER IT
JO | UNBOUNDED OCEAN

THERE IS NO SCARCITY: UNSCHOOLING
AMY | ON BRADSTREET

UNSCHOOLING AND ACCESS TO THE MEDIA
IDZIE | I'M UNSCHOOLED. AND YES, I CAN WRITE.

IT'S SO NOT JUST A GAME
SHANNON | BREAKING DAYLIGHT

ON TV AND VIDEOGAMES
MARCY | THE PEREGRINE FALCON ACADEMY - OUR ADVENTURES IN UNSCHOOLING

LET'S TALK ABOUT TECH BABY
SHANNON | BREAKING DAYLIGHT

WHAT IS ART? ASKED JESTING PILATE WHO WOULD NOT STAY FOR AN ANSWER
Frank | Singularity

The Many Benefits of Videogames
Sandra Dodd's website hosts a huge collection of article links about the benefits of playing videogames

Personal Testimonials

From Crystal, an Unschooling Mom2Mom FB group member:
I was unschooled as a kid, so unschooling my daughter was the natural path. 

I watched TV nonstop, at least I always had (and still do to this day) the TV on when I was working, playing, cleaning etc. I am a HUGE Disney fan, I obsessively watched anything and everything about ancient Egypt, mythology, fairy tales, Sci-fi and horror, and fantasy based stuff. I also read all the books I could on the subjects.

I'm now 34 and a successful (meaning I can pay my bills lol) artist. And my art is all inspired by those years of tv.

Also side note when I was 16 I had to take a placement test to get into a program and I tested as having the equivalent of 3 years of college. Had I gone to public school,which I did for a couple of years at the beginning, I wouldn't have been that advanced, because I hated school. Being free to do as I wanted (watching tv, reading what I wanted, creating art any time I wanted to) gave me the freedom and the self confidence to take a leap of faith and become a professional artist.

I'm in no way an rich, or famous or any of that but I like to think I'm pretty successful in life. And I know I wouldn't be where I am if I hadn't had the freedom that unschooling allowed me.

Peter Gray
Benefits of videogames