If you're thinking of trying out unschooling for any of the following reasons, STOP right where you are and read this first. The worst reasons to try unschooling are as follows: Because you saw someone you admire doing it and it seems like a perfect lifestyle.Because it's the only good way to raise children.Because any... Continue Reading →
Children raised in a literate world will learn reading as naturally as they learn walking if given the chance
Hi folks! It's Amy here, I haven't made a post in many months because I was going through a transitional time in my life. 2020 has been a year for new self-knowledge for me, and I made a HUGE decision for my family: I decided to put all four of my kids into public school... Continue Reading →
So in September I got G, who is ten, a six month tinker crate subscription. Yesterday his monthly box came, and a couple hours later he came to me very upset because he’d accidentally busted the supplied battery set-up. His dad is kind of handy with that stuff so I sent him to see if... Continue Reading →
Unschooled kids get to explore their interests at their leisure—and sometimes, to the benefit of all!
The written word is so ubiquitous in today's world; leave them to it and kids will pick it up all on their own!
There are many ways for a child to be introduced to new things--coercion doesn't have to be one of them.
As the educational establishment grapples with its sense of identity, some wisdom from Viola Spolin.