Why Unschooling might not work for you

Unschooling might not work for your family. Honestly, this is more about the parent than the child. Unschooling is about giving up control and trusting in your child. Which, is one of the hardest things to do. Child-led learning is more about trust and communication than anything. A type “A” person or a person that needs schedules, or order would have a very hard time. My husband is this kind of person but has learned Continue reading

Unschooling advice 113: How will I socialize my homeschool child?

We get this question more than any other.  I secretly laugh a little on the inside when people say, “How do you socialize your children?”.  If my child can speak to you intelligently, then they are socialized. Is Socialization possible Socialization, is one of the most significant concerns parents have when deciding to homeschool. Will your child be able to play with others? Can they hold an intelligent conversation, or will they be weird or awkward? Continue reading

How do you deal with co-op class your kids hate

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You found a co-op class that you think your kids will love. Bonus, it will prepare them for the future. The problem, you already paid for it, and it wasn’t cheap.  Now your kids hate it and won’t stop whining. So, how do you deal with a co-op class your kids’ hate? That my friends may be the ultimate question. I signed my kids up for the homeschool Dave Ramsey class with a church-affiliated group. Continue reading

Co-op classes are for Unschooler’s also

This year the girls wanted to take co-op classes, research started in August. This year the girls wanted to be around kids their age. I started surfing Facebook to find some homeschool/co-op classes. We found ballroom dancing, a finance class, Wow ( learn from professionals), horseback riding, painting, silver clay class, The Unusual Dress Project, study driving test, and some field trips with varies homeschool groups. I give them options and always tell them that Continue reading

Our first day Unschooling High School started with a huge splash

Our first day of Unschooling High school was more fun than our last day of school, which was yesterday. This was actually our second or third day, but whos counting. We homeschool all year and everyday looks a little different. What did your first official school day look like? We started the first day of Unschooling High school by eating breakfast at our favorite restaurant, Sun Rise Cafe, followed by tubing, a boat ride where Continue reading

First steps start Unschooling Highschool

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Unschooling highschool is easier than you think.  There are really only three steps to get started on the easiest year of your life.  Have the kids set goals, make a budget and finally submit your intent to homeschool form. Many homeschoolers have rules and regulations on how you should homeschool your children. My main rule is to have fun and enjoy the time you have with your kids; life is way too short.  I don’t Continue reading