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
The learning curve can be steep as we try to embrace so many new concepts about learning and parenting. But fear not! We have 10 PRACTICAL solutions that can really help your days go more smoothly. And remember, everyone doesn’t always do this perfectly! We have our “off days.” But … Continue reading
When we first start to think about unschooling, it’s scary for most of us. We’re so used to relying on “experts” to handle everything. … Continue reading
Do you wish you could break down the barriers between you and your teenager? Maybe those speed bumps are starting to show up in your pre-teen or even younger!
My best guess is that you’re trying to control something that isn’t even within your power to do! Kids resist control … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Here we are in the final countdown if you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, the Yule or Kwanzaa!
Several people have asked for suggestions on new traditions they could create … Continue reading
Let’s put this concept that Unschooling equals Unparenting to rest once and for all.
People have been saying this for decades. And those same people usually have no first-hand knowledge about unschooling. Or perhaps they’ve … Continue reading
December is a cozy time of year! Instead of stressing about the holiday gifts and get-togethers, let’s lean into the idea of building a lovely nest for our families. Nest-building … Continue reading
If you’re having trouble with relatives that overstep their boundaries, this video may be exactly what you need.
And here’s a collection of awesome graphics I’ve found to encourage you along the way!
Sometimes it helps to get really clear what we believe about unschooling. Here’s my list of 25 items that are important in my own personal Unschooler’s Manifesto.
Would you add … Continue reading
Would you like to unschool your teenager?
Are you not sure if that’s really a good idea?
I have something special for you!
Lots of parents feel the urge to get their kids to “buckle down” when it comes to the teen years.
Fear grips us and … Continue reading
Pinterest, a social media platform founded in 2009, allows users to visually share, discover and catalog new interests. I think of it as a visual bookmarking system. When you find something you’d like to save, … Continue reading
So, you’ve ditched the curriculum and lesson plans, and now what? You’re twiddling your thumbs?
I doubt that very much!
But I was thinking about what kids need to know before they move into adulthood. What do I wish I had been … Continue reading