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Should Kids Finish Everything They Start?

3 months ago

My Unschooling Book Series (14) It’s the end of a busy day. And I’m tired. I haven’t yet written today’s unschooling book post. To be honest, I don’t want to think about unschooling right at this moment. What I really want to do is pour myself a glass of wine, and relax while reading a […]

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Approaching Unschooling From Different Directions

3 months ago

  My Unschooling Book Series (13) Today, I’m sharing a few thoughts about starting unschooling which I hope to expand and polish up. I know a lot of parents research unschooling before deciding that they’re going to give it a go with their families. Do they announce this intention to their children? “We’re going to […]

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Changing Our Ideas About Unschooling

3 months ago

My Unschooling Book Series (12) This morning, while I was reading through the draft version of my unschooling book, I came across a few transcripts from various podcast episodes. They gave me a new idea. Could I use some of my podcast content in my book? I don’t want to publish transcripts because spoken words […]

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Are We Incomplete Without Our Passions and Interests?

3 months ago

My Unschooling Book Series (11) Editing my unschooling book is a fairly straightforward task. I’ve done all the basic work because I have a first draft manuscript. All I have to do is play around with the wording, eliminate excess content, rearrange sections, and make everything flow in a logical way. Well, that’s what I thought. […]

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Unlearning What We’ve Learnt About Education

3 months ago

My Unschooling Book Series (10) I’ve got stuck. The words aren’t flowing and I’m tempted to give up. However, I’m pushing on hoping inspiration will strike. I have no shortage of things I want to write about. But what’s the best way to say things? I wrote: There is no doubt that our kids will […]

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Admitting Defeat

3 months ago

I wake. Is it nearly morning? Will the sun be rising soon? I suspect not. And it doesn’t because it’s only 2 am. I lie in my bed for an hour and then another. Eventually, I push back the quilt. I’m getting up. I head to the kitchen where I make some tea. My day has […]

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The Truth About Our Unschooling Journey

4 months ago

My Unschooling Book Series (9) The other day, I was talking about how, when we first started unschooling, I failed to take an active role. Instead of strewing and sharing learning with our children, I stood back, thinking I couldn’t get involved because I’d interfere with the natural learning process. What I wrote is true. […]

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Today I Saw Thomas

4 months ago

I’m taking a day’s break from editing and posting about my unschooling book because my mind is elsewhere. You see, it’s our son Thomas’ birthday. This morning, the girls and I visited the cemetery. When we arrived, we saw people preparing for a burial. A grave was open. There were chairs arranged in the shade ready […]

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Unschoolers and Schooly Type Subjects

4 months ago

My Unschooling Book Series (8) Yesterday, I was writing about what unschooling can look like. Unschoolers and Schooly Type Subjects When you read my story, What Unschooling Is All About, did you notice that my girls are learning about such things as writing, Renoir, Shakespeare, and the solar system? These are topics that can be found in […]

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Unschooling: What It’s All About

4 months ago

My Unschooling Book Series (7) In my last unschooling book post, Unschooling: What It Is and What It’s Not, I said that parents can’t just stand back and expect their kids to get on with the business of learning all by themselves. We have to get involved. But how do we do this? I could […]

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Unschooling : What It Is and What It’s Not

4 months ago

  My Unschooling Book Series (6) What Unschooling Is Of course, a book about unschooling needs to include a definition of unschooling. This is obvious, I know! However, I’m having trouble writing a good description. Maybe I could say: Unschooling can be defined as allowing children the freedom to learn, in their own way and […]

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Overcoming the Temptation to Doubt

4 months ago

My Unschooling Book Series (5) Self-doubt is a terrible thing. It holds us back, preventing us from using our talents to do things that could be very good. Yesterday, I doubted. Kind friends stopped by to reassure me. And today, I’m not worrying about what other people might think. If I publish a book and […]

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What Gives Me the Right to Write about Unschooling?

4 months ago

My Unschooling Book Series (4) I have doubts. What gives me the right to write an unschooling book? Because my family is a perfect example of unschooling? It’s obvious, isn’t it? You’ve seen the beautiful photos and heard all the amazing stories. Do as I do and you can’t go wrong. But what if I […]

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About Me: A Former Dragon Mother

4 months ago

My Unschooling Book Series (3) I’m blogging parts of my unschooling book as I edit the draft version. After I’ve set the tone for the book, I want to introduce myself and my family just in case readers aren’t familiar with my blog or podcast. About Me: It’s time to introduce myself. You already know I’m […]