Although our lifestyle has made the transition to isolation during the covid-19 pandemic easier, we have active social lives that we’re missing like everyone else!
Oh, Hey, I Already Know How to Parent Without School!
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.
Covid-19 Daily Schedule for Maximum Soul Destruction
Children don’t flourish in a militantly-scheduled school environment, so don’t do it at home, either!
February Unschool Snapshot
Just came upon G working on this wood burning project. His dad happened upon a magnifying glass on a sunny day last week, and now here we are. They also popped a balloon today, and tried to cook a gummy. Best kind of science!
Snapshot of a Moment
A candid moment in an unschooling family’s day
What We Learned about Education from Boring Meetings
I love it when someone asks me how I expect a child to learn without being taught and schooled. It's the easiest question because everyone already understands the answer from their own experience! I start by pointing out that kids really learn the same way older people do. They don't need special institutions to do... Continue Reading →
Teachable Moments are for the Birds
Tl;dr JUST ANSWER THEIR QUESTIONS
Unschooling For Mastery
Unschooling allows the freedom to delve immersively into an interest for as many hours and days as they want.
Public School—I’ve Got Good News and Bad News
Last month I went to parent-teacher interviews for E—my first ever. When I arrived, the teacher, who just started this year, told me I was her first ever, too. So she, E, and I have something in common. Anyway, I had awaited the interview eagerly so I could measure what the teacher said against the... Continue Reading →
Update: How Public School is Going for my Unschooled Teen
It's been over a month since I wrote about my oldest child starting public school for the first time, going into grade 8, so it's time for a little update on how that's going. The quick summary is this: school is approximately as stupid as I expected, but its been pretty OK anyway. On the... Continue Reading →