"Hi, I'm coming to this quite late so you've probably already dealt with them but I wanted to reassure that you will more than likely be ok. We've been Home Edding for for 6 years (unschooling for 3ish) and our LEA contacted us 2…"
I'm in the USA, originally from N Ireland then London, but did not have kids until I came here, so my only experience has been with the State of Nevada, I had to google to find my state laws, and then I also googled to find a sample…"
We have unschooled since time began and our daughter as part of that has tried out different styles of education. Her most recent was three weeks at a Steiner School (not actually a proper Steiner School anymore though as it is government funded). Now that we have withdrawn her the school will be contacting the LEA, which is fine but it will be our first encounter with them and I just wondered if anyone else here has had any experience of this and how it went for them and what I can…See More
"My 5yo asks for school periodically, but, following something I read a while back, I usually try and find out what need she feels she'll be able to meet at school that I'm not meeting and then try and meet it at home. It's been fine…"
"We are in the city and looking for a way out actually, our eldest wants to start school in september at the Hereford Steiner Academy! We are going to let her have a go and see what she thinks, although almost every inch of me screams no!! We hane…"
I would have to say that Radical Unschooling is a newly found term that suddenly means a hell of a lot to my family! We have always been unschoolers but have had many pressures from outsiders about our decision, so now being part of a Radical network of Radical Unschoolers means we are supported, we can be strong and proud about who we are and our life choices because we can share our journey! Radical means upfront and open, fearless, creative and collaborative, Radical means time is of the essence to get energetic and enthusiastic about what you believe in!
how long have you been unschooling or homeschooling?
first names of children
Aurora Eve aged 6 1/2 years old
Ophelia Willow aged 26 months old
Wilde Isaac aged 6 months old
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I am a mother, artist, writer, campainger and activist working for human rights issues
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My 5yo asks for school periodically, but, following something I read a while back, I usually try and find out what need she feels she'll be able to meet at school that I'm not meeting and then try and meet it at home. It's been fine for her so far and as long as she's getting her needs met wholly or as much as possible, I feel comfortable with it and it works for us. She's already found that she doesn't enjoy being directed by teachers and having to do what everyone else is doing if she finds it boring, after being in 2hr classes for homeschoolers, so I can't see her being in harmony with even part time or flexi schooling.
Some people I know who've found homeschooling's not for them are in the first stages of setting up a free school that may be something I'd look at if she wanted to try school down the line and what we're doing isn't quite what she needs at that point.
I won't be going to any of the Sunrise events for personal reasons, but some of my friends may be going, unschoolers too. If they do, I'll let you know.