Reschooling Posts // April 17-23, 2022
April 23, 2022 on Stories of an Unschooling Family
A few weeks ago, my gorgeous adult daughter, Imogen, said, “Mum, we need a break. How about we go to the beach together for a few days?” Oh my, that was a fabulous suggestion. We’ve both had a hard time this last year or so. A holiday away from the cares of everyday life sounded perfect. Actually, it sounded like a lifesaver.
April 21, 2022 on Fare of the Free Child
Welcome #fofcpod fam! This episode is the continuation of our Listening Party Replay around the letter A (for Absences) in PAUSE. We’ll be inquiring more about what’s missing, understanding, compassion, and boundaries as we navigate through the ups and downs that may arise from this PAUSEwerk. Domari of Positive and Purposeful Parenting is in da house along with Ana Maria, Lou, Antoinette, and Joni who joined us in the Live Chat. Let’s get into it!
April 21, 2022 on Living Joyfully with Unschooling
This week on the podcast I share a talk I wrote in 2015, Walking Together: Seeing the World through Your Child's Eyes. In this talk, I dive into some of things I’ve learned on my unschooling journey about the value of walking together through our days WITH our children.
April 21, 2022 on Rethinking Self-Directed Education
Silly. Fun. Thoughtful. Reflective. Just like Flying Squads themselves this podcast was filled with all of it, along with plenty of space for loud laughter. In our latest episode we are joined by three Flying Squad facilitators (in addition to Daveed and Bria) from different locations, and we talk about all things Flying Squads, including: resting and healing together, being stuck with one another (or, community elevated), the impact on our deschooling, jokes and humor as processing, and the different (and similar) ways Flying Squads show up in the world.
April 21, 2022 on Unschooling Mom2Mom
I'd like to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes we see when people start unschooling. And over at YouTube, I have a video with 8 common mistakes that new unschoolers (or homeschoolers make) but I want to talk about just one of them with you today. Partly because it’s the time of year we see homeschooling circles getting all a buzz about finding that just right curriculum for next year.
April 19, 2022 from Everything Voluntary
Adult supremacy claims its legitimacy from the notion that age grants critical experience and wisdom. We all know exceptions to this, adults we would classify as unwise, but the ideology persists because it is true that choice in the absence of knowledge is not real choice.
April 19, 2022 on Black Dad
Slow living wasn't an expected benefit when we started homeschooling. But slowing down our fast-paced lives is something we have become intentional about over the past year. Intentional living is something we should strive for to find love, joy, and peace in our lives... which is why we all should consider slowing down.
April 19, 2022 on Free-Range Kids
As you may have heard, “Old Enough” is the Japanese reality show now on Netflix showing kids age age 5, 4, 3 and even 2 running errands on their own.
It’s a bit extreme (2-year-olds shopping?) but also extremely lovable. The kids are sometimes a little scared or sad, but they are also incredibly determined.
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April 19, 2022 on Sage Parenting
Today I’m here with Seth Perler talking about Executive Function. Seth is a well-known executive function coach, educator, vlogger, and guy who cares about seeing outside-the-box kids succeed. We go over what executive function is, signs your kid might be struggling with it, misconceptions about these kids, brain wiring and other conditions that can lead to executive function challenges, how to build up these skills, how to overcome resistance, centering strengths of ADHD, and how trauma affects executive function.
April 18, 2022 on Lucy at Life Without School
April 18, 2022 on Off-Trail Learning
Shortly after college, Jack Schott hit the road for two years to visit over 200 summer camps across the United States. He then co-founded a children’s sleepaway camp in upstate New York, Camp Stomping Ground (campstompingground.org), designed to inspire “radical empathy.” After co-directing Stomping Ground for many years (with Laura Kriegel) and consulting for other camps, Jack possesses a wealth of knowledge about the power and possibility of sleepaway camps. We discuss the unique magic that camps create, what kind of camps exist in the United States, how they promote self-directed learning (or don’t), accessibility and affordability, the vital role that camp counselors play in a young person’s life, and Jack’s personal favorites.