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 Unschoolers learn about the Union Pacific Railroad

Have you ever wondered how Unschooling works? What is the difference between Unschooling and homeschooling?  It is pretty simple, Unschoolers don’t do tests, workbook sheets (unless we want), book reports, sit at a table for hours or use a curriculum.  Unschooling is about life learning or letting your child choose what they want to learn, finding the resources to help them learn a subject, and then encouraging them. Learn more here We love taking scenic Continue reading

Unschool Project: Questions for Designing an Unschooling Center

I am so excited because Taylor Clouse contacting my family to help her with her capstone project.  Taylor is a senior at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) and is working to design a Unschooling Center (imaginary). She asked the girls and me to answer some questions for her project.  The girls decided to do videos and I decided to just write everything out with pictures. Here are my answers to the Unschool Project: Activity Continue reading

I Could Never Homeschool, and Unschooling Scares Me

Are you considering Unschooling? I know what you are thinking: I Could Never Homeschool, and Unschooling Scares Me. When I first began, I was just as scared as you were when I started, but I jumped headfirst into the homeschooling world and learned as I went. I am still learning every day, reading, and searching the internet. On playdates, with my other homeschooling families I would ask parents questions and always ask my kids what Continue reading

As an Unschooler, Do I Need a Lesson Plan?

Do Unschoolers really need to sit down and make a lesson plan for the year?  Most teachers that I know are required to do this.  As a teacher with a classroom full of kids, I would hope you are not winging it. Teachers all have some type of plan in place.  As a parent/teacher of an Unschooler, I personally, don’t think you really need a lesson plan. Unschooling Explained First, let’s go over what exactly Continue reading

What are the top 10 FAQ questions about homeschooling?

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These are questions that my children got asked recently by a good friend of mine.  I just wanted to share some of them and try to answer the best I can.  My thought is that if one person is thinking these questions then several people are thinking of them.  My girls get asked some of these questions a lot.  I don’t mind when people ask questions about homeschooling or unschooling, what I do hate is Continue reading