A couple of weeks ago, I emailed the subscribers of my unschooling newsletter with a question:
… what do you think about a ‘typical unschooling day’ feature? Would it be interesting to read about each other’s days? Of course, we’re not going to judge one another. We won’t say such things as, “That’s not my idea of an unschooly day.” We’re just going to enjoy seeing things from different families’ perspectives. So will you write about your day? I could sprinkle a typical day or two into each newsletter…
A few kind people did write about their typical unschooling days. As I was adding these contributions to my newsletter draft, I wondered if I ought to write something too. Should I add my last typical unschooling day post or write something new?
Typical unschooling days do change according to the season of the unschooling year as well as the needs and interests of our children. I decided it was worth sharing a new typical day.
So this week’s podcast is about our current unschooling day. While I’m chatting about what our day looks like, I head down a few sidetracks as I discuss the reason behind the things we do. I talk about sharing our faith with our kids, exercise, strewing, sibling relationships and more.
Here’s a summary of what I discuss in episode 76:
- Is there such a thing as a typical unschooling day?
- Do our days change over time?
- Is it time to share a new typical day?
- How can we share our beliefs (Catholic or otherwise) with our kids?
- Do I force my kids to say family prayers and go to church?
- Does the Church force me to attend Mass?
- Do my girls exercise because I make them?
- Do I ever follow my girls’ good example?
- Can we strew verbally?
- Do sibling relationships change over time?
- Does position in the family affect relationships?
Images: I took these photos last week when my son Callum and his wife Casey came home for a visit. We went to the lake for a picnic.
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