“For their Mental Health…”

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

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

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