"I've only been to three conferences, but I've never seen anything like what she describes happening. I have heard an account or two about parents behaving badly, but not anything with naked kids hitting each other with wooden toys.
"i'm a single mama solo-parenting 2 kids, ages 4 and 9. they are the loves of my life. :) i work from home right now making $10 an hour but am working on becoming financially free w/ Arbonne International. i want more for us than just getting…"
"When Ray was little, I felt that way a lot - he needed an enormous amount of direct interaction, and I'm a pretty staunch introvert. But I learned (partly through reading unschooling lists) that I could take "breaks" that were really…"
"Thanks Meredith. Great rec's. Really appreciated.
This has been a really trying time, for many many reasons and it helps a lot when there are people around that know what you might be feeling/going through.
"Some things which help unschooling in general:
*"Read a little, try a little, wait a little, watch." It takes time to learn the skills involved in living an unschooling life.
*Take the words "have to" out of your vocabulary.…"
"Thanks, Sylvia, for bringing up this question!
I'm a single mom, who's been divorced since 2006. The divorce was ugly and now there's custody dispute. Also, because the universe couldn't seem to pile enough crap on…"
We trust, because we believe that it’s simply not possible to live even one day without learning something, that we will all learn all we need to live the life we want. Just as we trusted, and have seen happen, that our children would learn to read simply by living in a home where reading was natural and joyful, we know that they can also learn to sleep when their bodies need rest, to eat the foods their bodies need. Our boys learn how to be in relationship with others by sharing their lives with others, both in our home and in the larger world outside of it; we are their facilitators in finding their way, wherever we go.
how long have you been unschooling or homeschooling?
homeschooling since may '01; unschooling since April '03
first names of children
a little about me
We are whole-life unschoolers living in Albuquerque, where we spend our days doing what makes us happy, enjoying the company of friends and learning all kinds of cool things as we go. Along the way I spend time reading, knitting, when I’m not reveling in long, swirly conversations with my kids.
It wasn't me that you met. We are in N Kohala (Hawi, Kapa;au) district about 1 hour out of Kona near Pololu Valley. I would be more than happy to meet and get to hang out with other unschoolers on our home turf! Unfortunately your visit will be right at Little League All Star tournament time where DS will be playing, DH will be coaching and I will be scorekeeping, as well as final long course island wide swim meet for DD! Yikes! We'll be on the road as none of these events will happen in our little area. But who knows? Keep in touch as your visit gets closer - maybe a picnic en route or something like that would work. I'd enjoy meeting you~
Good Morning! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I don't really pay much attention to Hollywood folks so I appreciate the note about 'New Village Leadership Academy in California.' Talk to ya later! Have an awesome day.
I loved your topic about guiding kids to manners and I love that it brought so much conversation to the table. It needed to be talked about and I am so glad a strong and open minded woman like yourself, led the group. Some of these discussions get heated. You are a great moderator!
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