A week or so ago, three boxes arrived on our doorstep. Imogen cheered and jumped up and down, and said, “Wow! Our new home audio recording studio!”
Yes, we now have some new sophisticated equipment which should make our audio recordings sound more professional.
“You should make a podcast, Mum,” urged my daughter. “Try the new mic out.”
“You’ll have to help me work out how to use everything,” I replied.
So we connected everything together. Imogen grabbed some music and sang a few bars, and I made a test recording.
“It sounds good!”
After lunch today, Imogen set up our home studio in the quiet of my bedroom so I could record episode 25 of my podcast.
So what did I speak about?
This week, while trying out my new home studio audio equipment…
- I share a few thoughts on blogging and what the future holds for my Stories of an Unschooling Family blog
- I ponder trust: Do people in general have a problem trusting? Do we like to be in control? Can we control all aspects of our lives? Is it wrong to trust too much?
- I speak a little about homeschool registration: It’s time to re-register my girls as homeschoolers. Am I feeling confident about my Evernote records? Will I need to do any preparation before our Authorised Person from the education department comes to visit us?
My Evernote posts
My Homeschool Records and Registration page
Posts about trust
Unschoolers talk about trust all the time. Do we have enough trust to unschool? I wonder what that means. Is it a case of putting trust in the unschooling process alone? Or do we trust because we feel unschooling is what God wants us to do? It could be both. I know there are many people without any faith who successfully unschool. It’s not necessarily a religious thing to do.
Trusting children to make their own choices sounds risky enough when it applies only to education, but what if you extend this trust to other areas of life? Will children decide they don’t want to go to Mass or eat healthy food? Perhaps they will want to watch inappropriate movies or play computer games all day. Some parents decide they just can’t pass control over to their children as it would be irresponsible. They wouldn’t be fulfilling their duty of protecting and caring for their children. At first glance this might all seem very true.
Now that we’re not directing our children’s learning, do we believe they will learn what they need to know in their own time, without us interfering? Do we trust our kids? Or deep down, do we still have certain expectations? Perhaps if they’re not being fulfilled we will start to doubt what we’re doing.
Now onto this week’s podcast…
Our Reluctance to Trust and Other Croaky Thoughts: