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
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
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
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
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
Unschooling Mom2Mom shares recent articles that will be helpful to unschooling parents.
Unschoolers embrace technology in spite of the dire warnings from the mainstream parenting approaches! Let us help you understand why – here and at our Facebook group!
We’ve all read enough parenting books to know that comparing children is a bad thing. Maybe we’ve even been the victim of this kind of parenting ourselves? So when it comes to unschooling our kids, why do we continue to make comparisons between our children and other people’s children? My son isn’t reading at the Read More