Reschooling Posts // April 30-May 7, 2022
May 7, 2022 from Unschooling Mom2Mom
QUESTION #1: Wendy Asked: My question is more on how to explain unschooling to your child (12 years old). I originally was not going to explain it other than using the umbrella of homeschool but I really feel she should know that she is not just "getting her way of not going to school" but that I am making an educated choice.
May 5, 2022 from Living Joyfully with Unschooling
In 2016, I asked Carol Black ten questions about her unschooling journey. Her two daughters were then 22 and 26. We talked about her documentary, Schooling the World, as well as her popular essay, A Thousand Rivers.
Carol approaches unschooling and parenting from a cultural lens, through which she's made many valuable connections and insights. She shared some of the major differences between traditional cultural views of children and the modern, school-centric view, as well as her thoughts about the future and what we can learn from other cultures.
May 4, 2022 from Fare of the Free Child
Peace, #fofcpod fam! This week we’re still focused on the letter U for understanding as part of our P.A.U.S.E.werk. Domari (of Positive and Purposeful Parenting) and Akilah hosted the listening party, and Jonie, Careese (aka Reese), Ana Maria, and Erica joined live to share and hear feedback and touchpoints. Together, they reflected and inquired about our relationship with understanding, how autonomy and trust are intertwined, the many layers around discomfort, compassion, trust, and then some.
May 4, 2022 from Stories of an Unschooling Family
I know unschooling isn’t supposed to have any rules, but we do have a few. They’re called Our Rules for Having Fabulous Learning Adventures. When my kids were younger, whenever we headed out the door to explore the bigger world, we chose to follow these seven rules:
May 3, 2022 from Unschooling Mom2Mom
This week is Mothers’s Day. And since the podcast is Unschooling Mom2Mom, I thought it’s important to talk about it a little. I actually have a collection of writings about Mother’s Day. The post from Mother’s Day 2020 has a lot of interesting links - all focusing a bit on the HYPE of Mother’s Day. Because, you know, Mother’s Day didn’t start out this way. The founder, Anna Jarvis, is probably rolling over in her grave because this is NOT what she had in mind.
May 2, 2022 from Free Range Kids
You can want your kids to have a Free-Range childhood and then come face to face with the fact that, often, this is simply not “done” in your neighborhood. Most of the other kids are inside on devices or outside, in uniforms. You may worry that someone seeing your kids out and about could summon the cops. What to do?
May 2, 2022 from Copasteic Flow
We’ve been playing at the idea of psychogeography for a few years. The gist of the study is to wander about an area of town—the same idea could of course be applied to the wilderness, but I don’t see it mentioned as often—paying attention to what you see, hear, smell, and how that makes you feel.The idea, broadly, the way I understand it, is to search for the transitions on your walk, paying attention to how you identified them.
May 2, 2022 from Radical Learning Talks
"It’s ok... nothing happened, you are all good! Don't worry, we will get another pet! Don’t be upset, you will feel better soon! Don’t be so angry!" The list goes on for how we have been shielded or now shield our kids around big emotions. In this episode we chat about the dangers of shielding kids from big emotions, how emotions are a compass for meeting unmet needs and how we empower kids to advocate for themselves by understanding their emotions and the world around them.
May 2, 2022 from Lucy at Life Without School
Here's some sources of inspiration specifically about grown unschoolers!
May 1, 2022 from Copasetic Flow
Are rules a hard and fast thing? Do we have to do what the rule says just because it says so? None of the kids here, nor I think so. We’ve always pictured rules as guidelines. Does that mean we just flaunt past them whenever and however we please?
May 1, 2022 from In Play We Trust
Our time with Starlight Garden was never meant to last. And now are urban tiny farm adventure has ended. This video celebrates the lessons our experiment in medicinal plant farming taught us. How it impacted our Unschooling journey. I am so grateful that we did this experiment! The biggest lesson my farm taught me: Why I wanted a farm. My natural learning fantasy. What my kids actually want. What I was really looking for. Where will we go next?
April 30, 2022 from Copasetic Flow
interesting question came up a few days ago, should parents provide their kids with broad exposure to the world, or try to protect them from things that the parent sees as either ‘dangerous or immoral’? I come down pretty squarely on the side of broad exposure.
April 30, 2022 from radical acts
I posted this week about how I don’t believe home educating is selfish and individualistic - and then I realised an instagram caption doesn’t do this topic justice. So I thought I’d write more on it here, given that I’ve spoken about it a lot but never dealt with it in its entirety. It’s complex and there are layers. It doesn’t have a definite, one-dimensional answer.