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 →
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 →
As an unschooler with fourteen years of school-free parenting under my belt, I would like to share some comforting ideas with parents. I promise you'll feel less stressed after reading this.
Over the course of the year 2018, three friends from my immediate circles have announced that they are getting or have gotten weight loss surgery. My friend who's having hers done soon said to me, "everyone's having it done these days. It's so common, really there's no reason not to!" Despite the willingness of so... Continue Reading →
Here's a thing about unschoolers: we are an incredibly amorphous group. You can't even fairly call us a group--we have no leader, no rule book; we're all over the map. All we have are ideas. Sure, those ideas started with one man, who put them into some great books, but there's still about a million ways to... Continue Reading →
Dear stay-at-home parents who send their kids to school, You're doing it backwards! If you think about it, by the time your kid is ready for school, you've done a lot of the hardest, most tiring work of parenting. Your four or five year old is walking, talking, and has pretty good hand-eye coordination. They're... Continue Reading →