Yes! It is! In all 50 states as well as my countries around the world.
What is it and is it something I need to do? We have a collection of articles that will help you undo the schoolish notions in your head.
Unschoolers learn how to read because parents pay attention to when their child’s brain is really ready. No reason exists to rush them along – and many documented reasons not to! Parents don’t need curriculum packages to help their child with reading.
What if you didn’t do that well in math and you’re worried that you’re going to get in over your head? Get the reassurance you’re looking for.
If unschoolers don’t use tests, grades or divide the learning into subjects, what do you do about record keeping?
“What if I’m afraid my kid will stay on the computer all day every day?” We have a lot for you to read and a fabulous FB group that will help with parenting questions like this.
Do you worry that unschooling your teenager might not be a good thing? Maybe you’re thinking that unschooling might not prepare them for college or a good career? Read more about how unschooling works – even for teens!
Sometimes parents have to work. Unschooling can still be a choice – it will take some juggling though. We’ve collected suggestions from families who have found ways to unschool their children, even though they have to work.
Sometimes people worry that they won’t have enough money to unschool their children.
New people always want to see a glimpse into what life could look like as an unschooling family. Everyone is so unique though, it’s really unlikely one family looks that much like another. But think of a string of Saturdays… or a great summer break. Whatever that looks like in your family is probably going to be a bigger clue as to what this will be for you.
Sometimes it’s hard to find other people of color. We’ve collected a few links and resources that might help.
If you’re feeling pressure to put your little one into preschool, please read the articles at the website here. We have articles about what’s wrong with early academics, what are the benefits of play, activities you could do with your young child, and more.
If you’d like to read some good books about unschooling, here are our favorites. We’ve also included links to magazines, podcasts, and free books that we know about.
You may hear this term now and wonder what it means. The term “radical” is being used to reference taking something to its roots. And that’s what those who are radical unschoolers have done. They’re applying the unschooling principles to their parenting too – not just to academics.
Conferences that embrace unschooling are listed at this page.This also includes some large scale camping trips as well as a lot of options for teenagers.
Our ever-growing collection of groups and links, helping unschoolers get connected with the locals.