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?”
Each Thursday, we’re focusing on an unschooling topic that needs a little deeper exploration. You’ll see this photo on Instagram as well as the Facebook group. And this week, we picked Typical Unschooling Days. It’s 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 variable access to community activities as well as different personalities with unique interests and preferences. What was the pattern or the rhythm six months ago can be vastly different from what we’re experiencing today, right? When we start to break away from the One-Size-Fits-All model of schools, and we hop off that conveyor belt of everyone’s day looking the same, the whole world opens up to us. That can be a little scary if we still need some work on our unschooling foundation – but it can be so exciting as well! We learn that we can find our own rhythms without needing to duplicate someone else’s!
Sometimes we start out with so little confidence that we need to see others happily living and learning side-by-side with the kids, without lesson plans or quizzes or teacher-driven approaches. Somehow that makes us a little braver… “If they can do it, why can’t I?”
There’s the truth – you can!
Your days may have some similarities with some people – and be totally different from others. And then when the seasons change, your kids mature a little, and your own parenting becomes more intentional and deliberate – you’ll see changes yet again! That’s part of the flexibility of meeting the kids where they are TODAY!
And if you’d like to dive deeper into why we keep asking this question, what we may need to focus on, and how we can really explore this topic – that’s what the September Unschooling Guide is all about! It will be available to the Patreon people for all of the month of September at the $5 tier (or higher) and then it will be for sale over here for $10 ( Unschooling Guides ) after this month!