Sometimes parents can feel discouraged with the way their family’s unschooling life is progressing – or not progressing. Here are some tips to help walk you through rough times.
A piece of you wants to unschool – whatever that actually IS. But fear holds you back. It doesn’t have to though.
GUEST BLOGGER Flo Gascon, longtime unschooler shares what many home educating parents have been thinking when their news is filled with comments about how children need to return to school “for their mental health.” The conversation around reopening schools has turned to the question of mental health. As in, “Kids must return to school for Read More
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…
What do you do when your own parents are anti-unschooling? Solutions for how to cope with this situation.
Join us for the May Workshop: Why do I Keep Wanting Curriculum?
Lots of people worry about how to create transcripts – especially unschoolers. How do you translate Real Life into some educational language? Especially if you’ve spent the entire time living as if school and all of its trappings don’t matter! First, let me reassure you, school trappings – grades, courses, subjects, GPAs – none of Read More
Being the stay-at-home parent can sound lovely… especially if you were working outside the home before. But now that you’re home in ISOLATION with the kids, it’s not quite like what we had envisioned. Homeschooling and unschooling parents have had their lives turned upside down as well, with no community activities available and everyone suddenly Read More
We all have two choices – let fear guide us, or lean into the love. Read Sue’s takeaways about what to remember as you’re unschooling your kids.
New Year’s Resolutions were always problematic for me. Great hopes – often unrealistic – would soon lead to disappointment and guilt for not following through. So then the “Choose Your Word” idea rolled in inviting us to ditch the Resolutions that were really only wishes with no workable strategy or plan. But choosing a word… Read More
Looking for some practical ideas on how one actually sets up an Unschooling Home? Sue Patterson’s blogpost will show you how to do this!
You love the idea of unschooling, but your spouse isn’t convinced it’s the best option. Maybe you’ve been joining groups and reading blogs and you’re SOO onboard – it makes total sense. But he (though it’s not always the “he”) isn’t interested in really reading much about it. After all, he’s working extra hours so Read More
Do you wonder if you’re doing enough? Do you wonder what other unschoolers’ days look like? Is there even such a thing as “typical?” This is one of the most common questions people who are just starting out ask – and the hardest to answer. Every unschooling family’s day looks different – different locations with Read More
Are you looking for some new game ideas? Maybe game-playing is kind of new for you? Many unschooling families play a lot of games. So we asked the members of the Unschooling Mom2Mom Radical Parenting group to share their favorites. Some people shared the ages of their children while a few gave some quick reasons Read More
Why is it that some parents feel they need to be so harsh? I guess they’re afraid their kids (or someone else’s) are going to catch a break or take advantage of them or something. But these parents are really glass-is-half-empty people, aren’t they? Is anyone going to be surprised when the parents who Read More