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Blogging/Podcasting

Changes

5 days ago

This week, in episode 106 of my podcast, I’m talking about changes both in my online and offline lives. I’m sharing: Some further thoughts on kids, screen time and Internet usage The future of my unschooling blog and podcast A few resources More about learning from life Some family news including the fur coat story […]

Blogging/Podcasting

Why Becoming an Ex-Unschooling Blogger is a Bit Scary

1 week ago

I’m almost an ex-unschooling blogger. How does that feel? Scary. My blog has been a huge part of my life for many years and I’m wondering if I can survive without it. Can I get out from behind the unschooling label and do something that’s different but still valuable? Perhaps all my talents are wrapped […]

Blogging/Podcasting

Why This is the End of the Line for Me

2 weeks ago

This morning, I learnt something very important. It’s time to let my kids tell their own stories. Earlier today, we live streamed on my daughter Imogen’s Facebook page. We had a topic ready for discussion. We’d prepared our questions ahead of time. All was good. Except it wasn’t. Oh yes, we had a great conversation. […]

Family

What Do You Think About..? Chat with Us About All Kinds of Issues!

2 weeks ago

Would you like to chat live with me and my girls? Each week, we’re going to be discussing a topic that’s hopefully of interest to both young people and parents:   Possible topics clothes modesty fashion makeup exercise healthy eating body image friends social media communication skills careers and motherhood love movies books music role […]

Parenting

Is it Really Okay to Give Unschooling Kids Unlimited Access to Screens and the Internet?

3 weeks ago

Perhaps you’ve been reading about unschooling and you like the idea, but there’s one thing that makes you feel uneasy: unlimited screen time. What if your child spends an excessive amount of time on their computers or phones? What if you feel they’re wasting their time? What if their screens seem to be causing them […]

Blogging/Podcasting

Social Media, Internet Addiction, and Screen Time

4 weeks ago

A week ago, I signed into Facebook for the last time. After a quick glance at my timeline and blog page, I headed to the settings so that I could delete my account. The deletion link was accompanied by some words of warning. Had I considered how important social media is? How will I connect […]

Uncategorised

Is the Internet Addictive or is There Another Reason Why I Waste Time Online?

1 month ago

I’ve announced I’m leaving Facebook. I could have slipped away quietly. It was tempting to do that. But I wanted to thank my friends for including me in their lives, taking an interest in mine, and being so kind and loving to me and my family over the past few years. Yes, Facebook hasn’t been all […]

Blogging/Podcasting

Disentangling Myself from the Internet

1 month ago

I’m lying in bed. Thoughts are running laps inside my head. Of course, I can’t sleep. I wonder if I should get up and write down what I’m thinking. Write the blog post that wants to be written. But I don’t push back the blankets and head for my computer: It’s cold. Instead, I continue […]

Evernote

How Do I Turn Unschooling Life into Homeschool Records?

1 month ago

Sometimes life is quiet. We can stay at home and relax.  There’s plenty of time to say such things as “Would you like to watch a Shakespeare play with me?” We read books and drink hot chocolate. We write and chat and work on our individual projects. And as we do all this, I add […]

My Videos

What is Unschooling? A Transcript

1 month ago

Hayley from the blog Taking a kinder path transcribed my video What is Unschooling? allowing me to turn that video into a blog post. I’ve made minor changes to the original words so that my points are easier to understand – I never say things in a video or podcast as well as I’d like! – and […]

Parenting

No More Nice, Dead People!

2 months ago

This is a guest post by Carolyn Blessington. Late 2012, about when the world was supposed to end and more than two years before my first child was born, I took a class called REALationship 101 with a guy named Steve1.  My boyfriend and I needed help communicating and working out our differences.  So, we […]

My Podcasts

Accepting, Respecting, and Loving Unconditionally: An Unschooler’s Thoughts

2 months ago

I’ve been listening to a few of my podcasts and making some notes that I might incorporate into my upcoming unschooling book. Yesterday, I was listening to episode 70: Trust, Respect, and Love Unconditionally. I thought the following extracts might be suitable for publishing as a blog post. My daughter Sophie has some interesting things […]

Blogging/Podcasting

Podcasting Breaks and Unschooling Books

2 months ago

This is a very short blog post. All I want to say is: I’m taking a short podcasting break while I work on my unschooling book. If you’d like to hear more about Podcasting Breaks and Unschooling Books, you could listen to this week’s very short podcast, episode 103. I hope you’ll watch out for […]

Unschooling

Miles’ Model Munitions Germination

2 months ago

This is a guest post by unschooling teenager Miles Brack. About a month ago, my local home-schooling group held a “winter markets”. Mum suggested that I sell my wooden model guns… Setting up for the markets was a little hard. Seeing as I’d never met the audience I had no idea what to make for […]