"My very extroverted oldest child could exhaust even me and I'm pretty extroverted, myself. The best advice I have is to arrange for other kids to come very very often to your house -- they can play and hang out while you can still get your time…"
"Two of my daughters haven't needed transcripts - one has graduated from college and is in graduate school and the other is a college sophomore. They went to community college first, and didn't need transcripts there, and then just used…"
"Hi Sandy --
I think your problem is in equating unschooling with "no structure" and even with "absolutely nothing." This seems a common mistake in understanding unschooling, these days, and quite a few people are having the same…"
"You can file as a private school and be completely and totally independent with NOBODY to report to and nobody looking over your shoulder - no testing requirements, etc.
For loads of information about how to homeschool in California, go to the…"
"Have you tried a tutor? You need someone who understands math anxiety, speaks very articulate and comfortable English, and explains concepts (not just how to do math, but why it works and why you'd want to do it). You don't need someone…"
Unschooling is arranging for natural learning to take place.
how long have you been unschooling or homeschooling?
first names of children
Roya - 24
Roxana - 21
Rose - 18
a little about me
I listen to audiobooks a lot. I love to play strategy games and really love those ThinkFun spatial games! I love coffee. I go to a lot of musicals and plays. College economics and statistics teacher, theater box office manager.
Good Morning Pamela,
I am a knew parent to Radical Unschooling, investigating with sheer delight as worry about my 10 year old son's health, happiness and welfare, particularly in his current public school environment. Last week I kept him home ~ two words describe the experience for he and I ~ "Delightfully Engaged". Begrudgingly I sent him to school this week while IEP testing is unfolding as well as the political STAR testing. He wants to come home; I told him I would go and get him when the testing is through. I feel like a rebel; he is so miserable in the classroom even with only 6 weeks left of the school year. I am already mentally working towards my own deschooling and suppose I am looking for support from others to say, "Go get him!". Thanks! Marcie
Thank you for taking the time to define radical yesterday. That definition has helped me get over my stumbling block with the ru term. A term that I knew fit but I was hesitant to use. I appreciate the time you spend speaking to us on Weds. Thank you.