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
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
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
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
Structure is another one of those words that gets misused. People say that kids need structure – and then take it too far. Kids don’t need their whole lives structured. … Continue reading
It’s all about the “learning”, right? We hear that all the time. And it’s true!
But it’s also about the UNlearning! And homeschooling moms seem to have the biggest challenges in this … Continue reading
When people begin to homeschool in a less-traditional way, they often worry if they are doing enough, providing enough, educating enough. Good parents worry about that all the time – in non-academic ways … Continue reading
Whether you’re just starting out, unsure about your homeschooling “method,” or struggling along the path, these 12 tips may be just what you need to help you focus on what really matters. There’s no reason to reinvent the wheel. … Continue reading
I don’t mind the term at all anymore. I … Continue reading
Why are those two words never paired together? I’ve been reading about families who try to create environments that might coax their sons to write more. So I think it’s time to … Continue reading