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
If you’re worried about how you (and your teen!) are going to survive the teen years together – this book is for you! Over the years, I asked young people who didn’t go to school, the questions that I’ve … Continue reading
A lot of people have been enjoying their kids throughout the holiday break and are NOT looking forward to sending them back to school. And this isn’t just the parents, … Continue reading
T’is the Week Before Christmas and what can we do?
Perhaps shift the focus – less me and more YOU!
In a week we’ll be gathered all ’round the tree,
With our families and friends, content and carefree.
But what about the week, leading to the … Continue reading
Adolescence can be a tough phase – for the parents and the kids. The transition between childhood and adulthood can go smoothly or can be pretty bumpy, for so many different reasons. It’s not true that all parents of teens will have a rough time, but even the best relationships … Continue reading
Our kiddos have to get out there in the community and brush up with people who have no idea what we’re trying to do. And while that’s a good thing, … Continue reading
Normally, I don’t write anti-school blogposts. Many wonderful families who love their children use the school system and many more see school as their ticket to the American Dream. … Continue reading
The internet is full of tips for parenting younger children. Either they expect that you’ve figured it all out by the time they’re teens, or you’ve just put up the white flag of surrender. Unschooling families tend to prioritize the relationships between parents and children, so hopefully this transition to … Continue reading
When people are uncomfortable, they tend to rely on axioms and phrases that may or may not have any validity at all. They comfort themselves with a familiar fairly-universally … Continue reading
This seems a little blurry. And I’m not sure I agree with every one of these 100%. But it’s worth taking the time to examine yourself if you see these any of these traits popping up. Do you have several in the Abundance category but still a few in the … Continue reading
You can’t miss it. “Back to School” ads. “School Clothes” shopping. Even conversations among complete strangers who run into each other at the grocery store, eagerly anticipating their child being away from them soon. It’s August, and there’s so much excitement surrounding … Continue reading