the network for radical unschooling families
i love how conversations amble along…you start in one place and end up down the street in a completely different neighborhood. yesterday, silas and i had a conversation like that. we were in the car on the way home from the orthodontist and somehow we started talking about moving, i think because scotty is finishing school this year and there was some brief discussion the night before about “what if we had to move away if he got a job somewhere else, etc.” he asked why people always want to…Continue
i made a joke earlier today that watching any series on netflix was a full-time job. and it’s true. but it got me thinking about the many different “jobs” i have had over the years under the single title of “mom.”
this year all three of the kids are turning milestone ages: 13, 16, and 18. my mind has been on this a lot lately. i’m reminded of when they were all 5 and under and people would ask what it was like to have 3 young children. i would often describe it as having 3 very…
Added by laura bowman on March 12, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Today, my pastor gave a perfect analogy for my education philosophy. He described how when you get a new tool or your child gets a new present, you don’t get out the instruction manual first, read it and then just leave the tool or toy in the box. No, you rip open the box, get out the toy or tool and you start trying to use it. Then, a few minutes into it you realize, “Oh, I may need to read some instructions on how to use this thing.” So, then you start reading the instructions;…Continue
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I know that for some of you in the UK the rain has been quite a problem, but sometimes it is good to focus on whats great about it. Last week during a heavy rain storm, my family walked 4 miles to the shop instead of using our car. We loved the walk despite being soaked to the bone. We thought about the sun coming out, and right as we were reaching home- the beautiful sun shone through the clouds, drying our close. Priceless.…Continue
Added by Jo Cauldrick on October 21, 2012 at 6:28am — No Comments
I am setting myself a challenge for the week ahead. I am going to reduce the amount of times I use the word 'NO' and negative words such as 'don't' 'can't' and 'shouldn't'
I actively encourage my daughters to turn their positive hopes and dreams into reality, each word that one uses speaks directed to…Continue
Added by Jo Cauldrick on October 20, 2012 at 1:12pm — No Comments
My kids wrote and produced a new paranormal show, filmed entirely on location here in Hoquiam (and if anyone can tell me why the video embedding isn't working, let me know!).
Edited by Ralph Hogaboom. Credit music by our friend Ira - all music and sound effects used by permission.
I was an achiever my entire school career. They put me in a "gifted" program my first year, and the rest of my academic experience more or less followed suit. I've since had cause to joke, What is a "gifted" six year old anyway? The one who doesn't wipe boogers under the desk? Because at least from my perspective…Continue
We started unschooling almost two years ago now, after my son attended a few weeks of first grade in a local public school. Unschooling-- which my son describes to people as "not following a curriculum and just doing whatever we feel like--" been pretty awesome. Awesome for him, which I expected, but also for the whole family, often in ways I…Continue
I have an 18 year old that has chosen to go to community college (She wants to get an art degree); a 15 year-old that has chosen to take a class at a private school (for two reasons: She wanted to play for their basketball team and she chose biology because she thought that it would be interesting); and an 11 year old who plans (for now) to never step into a school).
My 18 year old went to school until fourth grade. She enjoyed school and did well according to the grades…Continue
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A year ago seems so long ago now and so much has changed for us as we continously strive for a happier life. A year ago was just going into our second year of unschooling and I was still full of doubts, panic attacks and feeling as if I was never doing enough. A year ago hubby was working as a fast food manager of 11 years and was had his second heart attack at age 38, quickly working towards his 3rd and perhaps his last. Not to mention we never saw him as he was always…Continue
Added by Karen S Gault on March 15, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments
Below is the text from our Pure Jeevan, raw food, blog...I'm pasting it here because it includes our itinerary for crossing the country. We're VERY interested in meeting unschoolers in all of the following locations...particularly in Oregon...and want to find out about the local unscooling scene in your area!! Please let me know if you'd like to meet when we're in your town/city!!
Lots of love to…Continue
Added by Wendi Dee on February 11, 2010 at 7:26am — No Comments
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