Category Archive: Unschooling

Sep
12

A Week In Unschooling

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With most kids headed back to school this past week the parks, attractions, and beaches have lost the crowds and we took full advantage.  We went to parks, grandma’s house, a petting zoo, a fall fair, and a heritage museum.  We had conversations about economics and wars (war is a big topic of conversation in …

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Aug
05

Unschooling Doesn’t Stop For Summer Vacation

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The best way to travel with children is to travel slowly.  We like to break up our journeys into manageable sections with breaks every hour or two.  This way we limit the requisite “Are we there yet?” whining from the back seat.  We love to stop at places of interest and so we can all …

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Jun
06

30 Traveling Families Share Their Best Educational Experiences

One of my biggest reasons for wanting to travel with my children is to give them a global education. An education that is not about memorization but is about learning through living. No matter what their educational philosophy,  be it unschooling, traditional homeschooling, or immersion in public or private schools, traveling families will all agree …

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May
24

British Columbia-The Best Place to Unschool?

Forgive my ignorance, but I have only just discovered that I live in one of the best places in the world to unschool my children.  I was reading a book on homeschooling and it had an entire chapter dedicated to the legalities of homeschooling country by country.  I was shocked to find out that homeschooling …

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Apr
19

Paradigm Shift

The fact that now, after our first year of unschooling, I don’t ever see my children attending public schools has me questioning a whole lot of other things in my life. I have gone from a mainstream view of education to what some might say is a radical one. What else in my life deserves …

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Apr
06

Unschooling – What We’ve Learned So Far

At the beginning of this year I was admittedly nervous.  While the principles of unschooling felt right to me, I lacked trust in the philosophy and trust in myself and my sons as well.  I was testing the waters, so to speak, after all how much damage could I do when all we were talking …

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Mar
21

To My Parents

I grew up in a working class family.  The youngest of four, I had a typical upbringing.  I went to public school, made friends and lost them, strove for the gold stars and good grades, daydreamed about boys and being rich and famous.  However there was something a little bit different about my family…..my parents …

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Jan
26

My Motherhood Metamorphosis

It started in pregnancy.  Knowing that I created a life, that there was a life force inside my body that was a mixture of Mike and me was incredible.  Pregnancy changed the way I viewed myself.  I am a creator, I bring life into the world, I am a mother goddess hear me roar! In …

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Jan
03

Unschooling Update

I’m starting to learn just how much the idea of unschooling is misunderstood.  I think it is the word that turns people off.  Unschooling does not mean unparenting or unteaching….a better word for it would be child led learning.  It is about listening to your child.  Seeing what excites them and equally important what doesn’t …

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Sep
15

Our first week of unschooling

Our first week of unschooling has been an amazing journey.  I have been so focused on the boys and I have been more present than at anytime in my life.  I think a lot of  that has to do with the fact that I am reporting on our learning and it has forced me to …

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