You thought it was going to be easier to avoid questions from relatives as we’re all staying home for Thanksgiving this year. Except, now they’re going to be on Zoom with you. Demanding answers. Here’s how to get out of the hot seat!
Julie Schiffman shares how her husband went from “Not My Kid!” to strong unschooling supporter!
De Smith shares some insight on how to work with your spouse on the subject of unschooling
A piece of you wants to unschool – whatever that actually IS. But fear holds you back. It doesn’t have to though.
What do you do when your own parents are anti-unschooling? Solutions for how to cope with this situation.
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
Unschooling in New York? Amy Milstein shares suggestions for how to meet the state requirements.
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
All kids can thrive with unschooling. But some PARENTS may have a rougher time embracing it.
Are you new to unschooling and you’re not so sure about it? Maybe you’ve heard some of these mischaracterizations about unschooling, and it really makes you hesitant? Or maybe you have family members that aren’t on board, and you hear these myths fairly often? You’ve come to the right place! After 20+ years (yes, my 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
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
(collected from the internet, conversations, and a couple of decades of living it) About Socialization 1. “Socialization? That is why I homeschool.” 2. “Quit interrupting my kid at her dance lesson, scout meeting, choir practice, baseball game, art class, field trip, park day, music class, 4H club, or soccer lesson to ask her if as a Read More
We don’t live in an unschooling bubble, do we? Our kiddos have to get out there in the community and brush up with people who have no idea what we’re trying to do. And while that’s a good thing, in general, it can be tough when they’re faced with An Interrogator. Maybe it’s Aunt Jeannie Read More
Unschooling is one of those terms that people love or hate. Or at least, the vocal people seem to shout from the far ends of the continuum, and then everyone reacts. It’s been the same arguments for years now. I don’t mind the term at all anymore. I used to avoid it, because I Read More