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 →
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 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 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 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 →
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 clear Continue reading →
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