It’s a little surprising how quickly Unschooling Mom2Mom has grown. What started as an idea a year and a half ago, has evidently been exactly what many many people were looking for.
One of the issues people have had with Facebook and, really, social media in general, is that it can sometimes feel mean-spirited. And sure, I remember the days of “flame wars” on email lists and and sometimes people do write just to get on a soapbox and show off what they think they know on a topic. Unschooling Mom2Mom set out to be different.
Our UM2M group always focuses on the specific person who asks a question. It quickly moves into a friendly conversation between moms, rather than any kind of debate or meta-discussion. Because I’ve been involved in the homeschooling/unschooling world since the mid 1990s, I’ve had the fabulous opportunity to meet a lot of other families. Many of those families’ children are now young adults like mine. But the moms I know have agreed to come back and help people who are struggling with the idea of unschooling. It’s all about letting go of some of the more arbitrary aspects that schools have convinced us really matter. This is a safe place to ask questions and get really good answers from moms (and a few dads) who have “been there.”
If you’re interested in DIYing your unschooling path, here’s the Unschooling Mom2Mom Facebook Group link.
If you’d like a little more help – ESPECIALLY if you’re in your first year of homeschooling/unschooling – I’m creating 2 newletters for the new year. One will be weekly and one will be monthly.