Guest Blogger, Julie Mink Schiffman, shares her response to the question that comes up repeatedly, “How much is too much technology?”
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
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
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!
What’s up with Minecraft? And why are parents so worried about it? Let’s talk about it: “My kid is playing Minecraft All.The.Time!” Comments like this always make me start with some questions… Really? ALL the time? No karate practice, Shark Week on TV, Pizza with the fam? I don’t think it’s always. A lot? Maybe. Read More
Roxana Sorooshian, grown unschooler, shares her perspective on the common concern parents have about “screentime.” I read a lot on a Nook, the nook app on my iPhone, and as PDFs or text files on my laptop. Because I’m using a screen to access those books, they get put into the same category as all Read More