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
by Issa Waters You’ve heard of unschooling, and you are ready to choose it for your family. You might even have started calling yourselves unschoolers already. But there’s this other word tripping you up. Deschooling. Deschooling is the first step to unschooling. Sadly, it’s often overlooked. Without deschooling parents have a much harder time unschooling. Read More
Unschooling in New York? Amy Milstein shares suggestions for how to meet the state requirements.
Guest Blogger, Alexis Hall, shares vacation planning tips for budget-minded unschooling families
Guest blogger, Belinda Bonham Carter, noticed how many stories exist about how technology disconnects us, its ill effects and how gaming in particular can be harmful. This story is not that perspective. Sixteen months ago, relatively new to homeschooling, I took an online discussion/seminar class focusing on child-led learning. During the class the subject 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
Pam Sorooshian, mom of three grown-up homeschooled daughters, was an economics and statistics college professor in Southern California. Now she spends her days hanging out with her grandchildren and playing games with friends and family. Math Myth Number 1: Males are naturally better at math than females. It is very easy to find evidence that Read More
Pam Sorooshian shares how we can think more creatively about mathematics.
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
by Cathy Earle “Homeschooling has proven itself to be effective—after all, homeschooled students score much higher on standardized tests than their public-school counterparts!” “Standardized tests don’t measure the important stuff, and don’t do a very good job, even, of measuring the less important stuff!” Having been in the homeschooling community for more than three Read More
Have your children experienced trauma? Was bullying one of the reasons you’ve removed them from school? Roya Dedeaux, LMFT, shares seven reasons why parents should consider encouraging (rather than discouraging!) their children from playing video games. Playing video games can be one of the ABSOLUTE BEST THINGS a kid can do after undergoing trauma, abuse, Read More
Are you a list maker? Deb Rossing encourages you to think of yourself as The Keeper of Possibilities!
Roxana Sorooshian, grown unschooler, shares her perspective on the common concern parents have about “screentime.” I read a lot on a Nook, the nook app on my iPhone, and as PDFs or text files on my laptop. Because I’m using a screen to access those books, they get put into the same category as all Read More
Jeena Wolfe shares how her chronic illness helped her slow down and meet her children’s needs.
Guest Blogger, Michael Patterson, shares how to weave community service into the lives of children and teens