Ready to Dive In?
I know, there's a lot to absorb!
Remember, unschooling is not a one-size-fits-all for the kids - or for YOU! So you can do this a lot of different ways.
Here's my quick checklist:
(If you'd like the PDF that gives links for each of these, you can get it here.)
Stay connected. Sometimes everything is going smoothly and we think we don't need to read about unschooling or have resources close at hand. Then Real Life pops in, we hit a bump - or the kids simply move into a new phase we kind of didn't prepare for - and we think "Oh man! Unschooling is not working!" More often than not, you needed a little more deschooling or you needed a few more people to toss some ideas your way about how to solve various obstacles.
It's kind of like exercise. You don't feel like doing it because you feel you're in pretty good shape... until you're not. Then you wish you had been doing a little at a time all along. The good news is that strengthening that unschooling foundation can be done without any expensive equipment or shoes! And you can do it in the comfort of your home - maybe even while you're still in your jammies having coffee each morning. Reading a little, listening to podcasts, watching a video here and there... that's all it takes!
If you're good at self-discipline - hooray! This website is FULL of articles I've hand-selected for you! The link at the bottom has a bunch of resource links to tap into as well.
EMAIL SUPPORT PROGRAM!
If you're not that great at self-discipline, I'm starting something new in October 2019.
I'm creating an Email Support Program for New Unschoolers.
Every Monday, I'll send you an email with 5 Action Items:
- A PepTalk Podcast from Me!
- An article to read about unschooling or deschooling
- An inspirational video
- Some journal pages that correlate with the topic of the week
- Follow-up resources and inspiration
The goal would be that each Action Item could be done one day a week. You'd have the weekend to play catch-up!
But it's small enough that if you wanted to do a couple on one day and a few on another, that would work too! (Remember? One size does NOT fit all!)
I just want you to be successful at this!
which is why I keep creating all these variations of ways to help!
After years and years of helping families navigate their way to unschooling, I've finally collected all that I have to offer in one place!
Here's a handy PDF full of additional links for resources designed for new unschoolers!