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My advice to a mom considering unschooling

I got an e-mail from a mom considering unschooling but feeling uncertain with doubts. I wrote her back with encouragement, reasons to unschool, and advice on how to get started unschooling. I asked if I could share our e-mails on my blog and she said: “I would love for you to share our dialogue with […]

Upcoming Unschooling Conferences 2009-2010

A list of unschooling conferences in and around Boston, Dallas, Texas, San Diego, California, Maryland, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, New Jersey, Bermuda, Sante Fe, New Mexico, northern Ohio, Columbia, South Carolina, and Illinois welcoming all unschoolers, homeschoolers, and anyone interested.

Freedom, Fear, and Unschooling

After I left school and started unschooling,  I had freedom, I put my trust in myself, and  I did a lot of healing work. Still there was a fear inside me that took me years to be fully aware of and make the choice not to let it control my actions. Recently I rediscovered a […]

My Unschooling and Trust Journey

In my last post I talked about how trust is key in unschooling. To learn to be free we need to trust ourselves even if things start out rough, and they certainly did when I started unschooling! “Decompression” is what unschoolers call it when you start unschooling and “do nothing” for awhile. My first several […]

Unschooling and Trust

“Unschooling is about trust.” This is what I often hear unschoolers say. Sometimes I put it this way: “Unschooling is about having confidence in freedom, or free people’s ability to guide their own lives.” The most basic meaning of unschooling is to homeschool without using a pre-packaged curriculum and instead the students follows their own […]