Tag Archive: unschooling

Aug
26

10 Things I’ve Learned As An Unschooling Parent

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My family started our unschooling journey 6 years ago when we decided not to put our first born child into Kindergarten. We made the decision without a deep understanding of homeschooling. We wanted to travel with our children and homeschooling seemed to be the right thing to do to support this lifestyle. Since that fateful decision …

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Nov
14

How We Educate

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Our children have never been to school. When we started our family we knew that homeschooling would be a part of our lives because it has always been our goal to travel. That was always a given with us but what we did not realize was that we would keep them out of school entirely. …

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May
04

Our Learning Circle

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You’ve heard of a homeschool co-op but what about a Learning Circle?  It is kind of the same idea but with a much nicer name…. At the beginning of this year I was introduced to a group of families that have changed our lives.  They are all unschoolers and life long learners.  Parents that believe …

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Jan
12

Managing Expectations

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We had put a lot of effort into attending a paint splatter party at an art studio.  Since it was over an hours drive from our house we spent the night at Mike’s parents the night before to make the commute easier in the morning.  And the experience didn’t come cheap, around $40 for my …

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Nov
10

Unschooling Reading and Writing

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I was having a conversation with another unschooling mother about teaching our children to read.  She asked me how my oldest son learned all of his letters. At the time I drew a blank.  How did he know all his letters?  I certainly never “taught” them to him in the conventional sense.  We never sat …

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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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