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

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

How to Unschool any subject without making any plans 

How can I Unschool any subject without making plans? Let me start by saying I am not a planner and never have been.  I believe a lot of time people are scared to homeschool their kids because of the planning, they think it is very time-consuming and hard.  Actually, any subject can be taught with no plan at all.  I do not write things on a calendar, I have no idea what we are going Continue reading

Random words of wisdom about Unschooling and our 10 seconds of fame

 As many of you know our little family got 10 seconds of fame this week by being interviewed for the Good Housekeeping Magazine.  I have to say I was a little excited and worried that this would be another piece on how awful unschooling can be.  To my surprise, Caroline did an amazing job and was a very positive piece.   My Kids Don’t “Do” School and I’m Okay With It However, I wanted to Continue reading

Is Roadschooling expensive and do you need a budget

Are you interested in traveling fulltime and curious how expensive Roadschooling is?  Inquiring minds want to know if Roadschooling is expensive and do you need a budget. I will do my best to answer these questions. Road schooling is when you travel and do school on the road incorporating museums, historical sites, zoo, aquariums, national parks into your curriculum. Sometimes we include online classes, summer camps, 4-H, co-op or even field trips with local homeschool Continue reading