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 … 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
Lots of people really like the idea of allowing children to learn freely. Unschooling philosophy sounds good, but when they haven’t completely deschooled, doubts and insecurities creep in. This list comes from the ideas in another blogpost, but sometimes a quick visual is helpful.
Lots of people worry about how to create transcripts – especially unschoolers. How do you translate Real Life into some educational language? Especially if you’ve spent the entire time living as if school and … Continue reading
This reminds me of The Little Red Hen.…who will help her? She did it herself.
So often people wonder how will a child learn to read if he/she has no teacher to teach them? I can only … Continue reading
I’ve been working on a month of gratitude over on my Facebook page. And I was thinking about what I am most grateful for – besides, of course, healthy family, safe life, etc. … Continue reading
Does the idea of homeschooling a teenager make you pause?
Do you fear they’ll miss the various activities associated with adolescence?
Maybe you’re afraid you’ll close doors for them or they won’t be well-prepared for adulthood?
Are you afraid you’re going to mess things up or “make … Continue reading
When it comes to learning to read, kids have so many opportunities crossing their paths! Here’s a quick look at some of the ways words creep into your child’s life. Remember, no one learns to read until they are READY. Schools are incorrect to believe that everyone is ready at … Continue reading
You’ve been hearing me talk about this book of mine for some time now. Some of you may have totally forgotten that I had this project in the works while others may simply think it’s a phantom we will never see.
First, the confession… yes, it took me a long … 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
Sometimes unschoolers get mixed messages about recordkeeping. States vary on their requirements for homeschoolers – including unschoolers – to maintain various records. In many states no recordkeeping is required whatsoever. And in those that do, many do not require that these records be turned in to anyone nor do the specify how … Continue reading
Parents with children older than mine would look at me when I expressed concerns and say, “Don’t worry,” or “They’ll figure it out.” Sometimes they’d tack on, “Just have fun with them.” They were so right. And I LOVE that they were!
Still, I worried about gaps. I worried … Continue reading
I answer unschooling questions for the Texas Unschoolers’ group each month in their newsletter, TexUns News. I’m including them here at my blog. If you have any questions you’d like me to address, … Continue reading
Here we are in the holiday season celebrating with friends and family, some of whom we haven’t seen in a while. While that’s exciting, it can also be a little nerve-wracking. No one can push our buttons like family, right?
When … Continue reading
Studies are showing the importance of playing. We’ve read Peter Gray’s fabulous work on the topic. Research is indicating that not only will play lead to more creativity, but it also will help with problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
When Michael, … Continue reading