"It will be really helpful if you can drop ideas of 'projects', 'child led', etc. Pretend like you are at the start of a long summer vacation. (one with no assigned reading! ;) ) Plan fun things for your days, without worrying if…"
"As much as you can, be very, very kind to your husband. Ask him what he'd like right when he gets home - some people need a quiet transition time from work to home, and if he comes in to chaos or loudness, he's not getting that need…"
Wonderful anime convention in Columbus, OH! A nice size - big enough to be interesting and busy, not so big you can't find get-away places. We met a few friends there last year, and it added so much to the trip! Hoping to meet more unschoolers there this year. Just a short jaunt from the Waterpark Gathering! :DSee More
"I wouldn't send him to visit - I'd visit as a family. I had to do that with some members of my family, who were hurt & think we're weird for not letting the kids stay with them, like their other (grandkids, cousins, whatever) did.…"
Providing the optimal environment for natural learning to flourish: respect, open-mindedness, curiosity, acceptance, seeing things from the child's perspective, honoring my kids' choices even if they make me uncomfortable, communication, generosity, kindness
how long have you been unschooling or homeschooling?
Unschooling since '99; really *getting* radical unschooling since 2004,or thereabouts (It was a process)
Do you ever sell drums? I had a doumbek that was damaged and I've never learned hand drumming but I'd love it.
If you ever come across a good deal or sell one of your lovely drums, let me know. Are you doing some drumming at L&L? That would be awesome!