What was the catalyst that lead you to choose unschooling for your family’s learning and educational needs?
Prior to your venture into unschooling, did you have any preconceived ideas, beliefs, or notions about what unschooling entailed (positive or negative)? If so, have any of those beliefs or ideas shifted?
What have been some of your favorite strategies, tools, or resources that you’ve employed to make unschooling a successful fit for your family?
How has your family’s experience with unschooling been so far? Have you encountered any obstacles or challenges? What milestones and successes have stood out to you?
What questions do you receive most often about unschooling your family and how do you address those questions?
Top 2 questions we get are:
What about socialization? We have a fantastic community of other unschool and homeschool families that we do life with. If you simply come and watch our kids you will see they are some of the most social people around. You’ll often see them having conversations with other adults. One of my biggest priorities is communication. We started that even before unschooling. When they were old enough to tell us what they wanted in a restaurant, we would have them order it themselves (probably age 3). This goes back to how capable our kids can be if we put them in situations and be patient enough to let them do it.
What about college? I hope they never go LOL. Most kids go to college because they’re told they HAVE TO so they can get a good job. We’ve seen that to be a lie. On top of that, I know of 100 different ways to make a good living without ever going to college. And I’m not opposed to college if they have a specific goal or profession that requires it. Both kids are phenomenal athletes and are talking about playing sports in college. So they will fulfill the requirements needed for enrollment and enroll like any other person. I know that is scary for some people because they’ve never taken the time to look into the details.
What have been some of the most rewarding moments of your unschooling journey?
What advice would you give to someone considering unschooling or just beginning their unschooling adventure?
What key skills and traits do you feel unschooling has instilled in your child/children/family?
What has been one of the most powerful insights you’ve gained from unschooling?
What do you feel is one of the biggest myths about unschooling?
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