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My Top 10 Advantages (and some Criticisms) About Unschooling

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

10 Unschooling Tips to Survive a Quarantine!

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

Goodbye 2019 – Hello 2020!

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

Everything You Need to Know About Deschooling Before Unschooling

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

Gaming, Technology, and Friendships

 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

When Socializing Looks Unsocial

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