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
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
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
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
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
“A house full of teens? Good luck!”
And they wander away shaking their head, as if you’ve already lost some battle.
True, the teenage years are full of heightened emotions, raging hormones, … Continue reading
I know. Some of these seem like total blasphemy. That’s because we’ve been sold a bill of goods that simply isn’t true. But these are the facts. And now that you … 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
These five tips will help you no matter what you face on your homeschooling journey – and beyond, really. Sometimes we can get so caught up in … 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
This week, I spoke with a journalist who was working on an article for USA Today about unschooling. She specifically wanted to know what kinds of challenges unschoolers face. She described the readership as generally more interested in … Continue reading