You’re doing it!

“Independent study, community service, adventures and experience, large doses of privacy and solitude, a thousand apprenticeships (the one-day variety or longer) these are all powerful, cheap, and effective ways to start a real reform of schooling.” John Taylor Gatto, Dumbing Us Down We want to encourage you all who are giving homeschooling a go (whether…

Joyful Learning

During this time at home, many parents are worried about their kids falling behind in school or forgetting the school material.•As unschoolers, one of our core principles is that joyful learning is not easily forgotten.•In conventional schooling, a student will take in information just to pass the test and then often forget the material because…

Learn At Home Ideas

Children learn through play.•Learning never really stops. Everything that goes on around us, everything we hear, see, touch, smell, and taste, results in learning of some kind.•Learning doesn’t bow to deadlines or fall in line with anyone’s schedule or expectations. Through free, undirected play, children develop effective communication and social skills, they build cognitive and…

Bored?

Help your childrendeal with boredom. Utilize the time you have with them to give them the freedom to explore their passions. Don’t micromanage them, but be intentional about being involved in what they’re doing. Patience and presence are two of the most important things you can focus on as a parent to your children. Provide…

5 Questions For Bullying

Five questions to ask yourself when faced with opposition or bullying. How can their opinion help shape me?  What can I learn from this situation? How can my response positively influence my opposition? Am I maintaining an attitude of humility & joy? Am I trying to love or just trying to be right?

Lifelong Learning: A Course in Unschooling

We’re super excited to announce our very first online course – Lifelong Learning!•A major question many parents have is, “How can we ensure our kids get a good education?” But as unschoolers, we’re asking a different question. “How can we ensure that our kids become lifelong learners?” For us, the goal of unschooling is to…

When Life Gives You Lessons

One key principle to unschooling is learning never stops.•We are always learning and it’s not possible to divide time into “learning time” and “non-learning time.” Everything that goes on around us, everything we hear, see, touch, and experience results in learning of some kind.•So after spending a day at the immigration office to get the…

Boredom as a Resource

In the quiet stillness of night, inspiration struck our little Imaani..You see boredom can be quite the resource..We had traveled all day, it was getting late, and little ones began feeling that they had done all that they could do. It was that moment in time where winding down begins and the temptation to fight…

Book Giveaway

We just finished reading Dumbing Us Down and it is some strong stuff! John Taylor Gatto’s reach goes far beyond just education and really causes one to consciously audit life. Dumbing Us Down is a book that we had to get into our readers hands, and even if you’ve already acquired a copy yourself, you…

Florida Flashback

Friday Flashback to our barefooted walks through the Florida wilderness.•Our year in Port Saint Lucie, FL was such a sweet time full of community, nature, play, and sun ☀️ of course.•From forest foraging to the wind and waves, our days were full of wonder and refreshment.•A day in our Florida home might have included:~ Quiet…