Advice for New, Worried Homeschoolers from a Longtime Unschooler

I realize that there’s loads of public school parents freaking out right now because of school cancellations – thinking their kids will fall behind if they don’t keep up with worksheets and reading texts and lesson plans until school-as-normal resumes.

So if your kids are unexpectedly home with you for the unforeseeable future, here’s my advice on how to keep everyone sane: Continue reading

“I’ll be my child’s ONLY teacher!” Are you sure that’s a good thing?

Unschooling is not for everyone, and it can take a LONG time to get it. Like, years. It’s not something you can read a book and some blogs and go, OK, I got it!

For me, unschooling has been an inseparable part of my approach to parenting, as well as part of my self-healing process in breaking generational narratives.

Unschooling goes far, far beyond academics…IF you allow it to!

The thing is, humans are inherently holistic creatures. Truly, we live in a holographic world, meaning – we are all parts of a bigger whole, enfolded within each other.

Education is not just one part of our childhood – we are not brains in jars or empty vessels passively waiting to be filled.

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