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

You Unschool and your friends and family don’t approve, How do you deal with them?

You Unschool and your friends and family don’t approve, How do you deal with them? If you have chosen to take the road less traveled and homeschool your child be ready to run into those that do NOT approve. Even harder is the road of a Unschooler or Roadschooler. Trust me I know from experience. So how do you deal with these people? There are three roads you can take and sometimes it depends on Continue reading

I Want to Unschool, but Where Do I Start?

Want to Unschool, but Where Do I Start? So, you have done some research and think that Unschooling will work for your family.  I want to Unschool, but where do I start?  Your kids are still in school or you want to try Unschooling.  If you answered YES to most of these questions then you are in the right place. Steps to Start Unschooling My kids are in school or school is about to start. What do Continue reading

Are you a true Unschooler if you use some curriculum?

Are you a true Unschooler if you use some curriculum? There are two sides to this discussion but my advice here is to stay true to yourself. The two sides are the die hard uschooler (radical unschooler) and the natural learner.  I myself am a little in-between these two and do what ever fits best for my family. In other words we have used curriculum but sometimes for week or months we do not. I Continue reading

Do you need a teaching degree to homeschool your children

do you need a teaching degree to homeschool

Do you need a teaching degree to homeschool? The short answer is NO! It is legal to homeschool your child in all 50 states. Also, Unschooling is legal too but sometimes you have to jump through a lot of hoops. Now some states do require you to have a person with a teaching degree. They need to come in and test you and your child to make sure you are doing your job. They want Continue reading