Reschooling Posts // January 8-14, 2023
January 13, 2023 from Think Again
So much parenting advice is focused on outcome. What do you do in order to get your child to stop fighting, go to sleep more easily, listen to what you say? It’s not surprising that many parents get the idea that if they got it all right, they’d produce the perfect child.
January 12, 2023 from Happiness is Here
The holiday period is over, we’ve had a long break, and now the possibilities of a new year are creeping into our mind. I just love a fresh new year! We recently sat down to chat about what we wanted our year ahead to look like, and I wanted to share what that process looked like for us. Just because we unschool does not mean we cannot plan, or have any structure in our life.
January 11, 2023 from Consent Based Everything
Fran chats to Erica Scott, creator of The Consent Culture Intro Workshop and co-author of the book "Creating Consent Culture: A Handbook for Educators". As a survivor of child sexual abuse, 20 plus years of working in a male dominated industry, and as a mother of young adult children, they feel the urgency to bring more effective consent education to a wider audience.
January 11, 2023 from Raising Lifelong Learners
The transition from the relaxed, anything goes nature of our holiday break to some sort of regular homeschooling routine is a real challenge for us each year. Here’s everything you need to begin homeschooling again after a long break, including tips and tricks for making the transition as smooth as possible for neurodiverse kids.
January 10, 2023 from Free Range Kids
At Let Grow, the nonprofit that grew out of Free-Range Kids and is working to make childhood independence easy, normal and legal, we got a beautiful letter from three siblings whose mom recently passed. Here it is.
January 9, 2023 from Different By Design Learning
Demand avoidance can be a real struggle for neurodiverse children (and their parents!). This is what it looked like in our homeschool, at age 9 and now, at age 17.
January 9, 2023 from Think Again
Parents often tell me about the behaviour systems used in their children's classrooms. Children's names are moved from the sun to the clouds, or from green zone to red zone, depending on whether their behaviour is thought to be acceptable or not. Sometimes parents say they think they aren’t a problem and no one takes them too seriously - particularly if their child is ‘well behaved’, but if they have a child who struggles at school, they will tell me about the distress caused by these charts.