How do unschoolers find “Me Time?” Let’s talk about it!
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I know… unschoolers around the world read the title and say, “Huh?” WHY is Sue talking about this? I’ll tell you why….
Read how unschooling dad, Ron Patterson, feels about their family’s life as unschoolers.
Parents always hope their children develop empathy. What are ways to achieve this?
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.
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
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
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
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
People write a lot about the benefits of letting kids be bored. And while that may give kids the opportunity to figure things out, I tend to want to help them when they are uncomfortable. My family was an average suburban middle class family. In the beginning, my kids went to school just like everyone else. Read More
Let’s put this concept that Unschooling equals Unparenting to rest once and for all. Ok? People have been saying this for decades. And those same people usually have no first-hand knowledge about unschooling. Or perhaps they’ve witnessed one family having a rough time. Let’s try to remember a few things: Do people parent differently? Of course. Do Read More
December is a cozy time of year! Instead of stressing about the holiday gifts and get-togethers, let’s lean into the idea of building a lovely nest for our families. Nest-building can happen any time of the year! And for those who choose to unschool, having a wonderful place to return to may be exactly what Read More
Here we are in the holiday season celebrating with friends and family, some of whom we haven’t seen in a while. While that’s exciting, it can also be a little nerve-wracking. No one can push our buttons like family, right? When your sister asks why your 9-year-old isn’t reading yet or your uncle wants to Read More