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 … Continue reading
If we don’t do classes, what DO we do?
All sorts of reasons exist to not duplicate school. Your own teen’s experiences (and possibly … Continue reading
Michael, 28. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, minor in Archaeology/Anthropology. Lived in Central America, working for the Peace Corps. Now works for Boy Scouts of America, setting up Explorer … Continue reading
This is the Million Dollar Question! And the answer seems elusive for many people. Partly because there’s no set answer. But here’s some info that might help.
We know … Continue reading
Unschooling and math. We really seem to have some national phobia about it! And the only logical conclusion is that it comes from the way schools teach math. So … Continue reading
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Do you have a family tradition for New Year’s Eve?
Want to squeeze in an easy fun idea?
Unschooling is all about learning and connections! This tradition helps with both! … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Letting go of schoolish ways can sometimes leave families feeling like they have a void. This feeling is often even stronger if this is your first year to … Continue reading
For some, unschooling makes perfect sense. Learning what you want, when you want, and staying with it until you’re no longer interested – or something else beckons your curiosity. People who have a natural tendency to want to know more usually fall into unschooling easily.
My husband was like this. … Continue reading
Here we go again…
August is particularly difficult for some families – especially if they’re new to homeschooling/unschooling. Everywhere they look they’re … Continue reading
Are you new to unschooling and you’re not so sure about it?
Maybe you’ve heard some of these mischaracterizations about unschooling, … Continue reading
So many kids have been struggling with school! For some it’s the bullying, the pressure to perform, the over-emphasis on testing, the sleep deprivation – the … Continue reading
Deschooling is a word that’s often tossed about in homeschooling/unschooling circles. But before long, it’s relegated to the back burner when worries about curriculum choices, ACT/SAT tests, or … Continue reading