Stories of an Unschooling Family

I share the LOVE and JOY of living an unschooling and gentle parenting way of life. I ponder ideas while telling family stories, chat to my unschoolers, and share strewing resources.

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Nov 21st, 2016 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 11:13 am

This week, I'm talking about multipotentiality. In particular, I ask the following questions:

  • Is it okay to have multiple interests, to pursue one thing, get bored and then move onto something else?
  • When are we finished with a topic? When people move quickly between interests do they lack perseverance and  commitment?
  • Should we encourage kids to focus on only one interest? Is this best for a future career? Or is okay to have multiple interests?
  • Is my family full of multipotentialites?
  • Are people who move continuously from one interest to another frustrating?
  • How does the way I'm wired affect my online life?

This is my last podcast for the year. I'm off to explore new thoughts and ideas. Thank you for supporting my podcast during 2016. I hope you'll listen again when I return after Christmas!

You can find the show notes on my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family.

Join me in The Not So Proper Unschoolers Facebook Group,

and my Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook Page.

You can find my new videos on my Youtube channel, Sue Elvis.

My new children's novel, 'The Angels of Gum Tree Road', is now on AmazonKindle, and Lulu

Podcast music: 60's Quiz Show by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)

 

Thank you for listening. And if you enjoy my podcast, please consider writing an iTunes review and sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling! 

 

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Nov 7th, 2016 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 4:16 pm

This week, I share a story about the extraordinary ordinary things of life.

I talk about:
  • How we should live in the present moment
  • And not spoil it by worrying about possible future suffering
  • How each ordinary moment is made extraordinary by the power of love
  • How our unschooling lives are far from ordinary
I also share some big blog news. 

You can find the show notes on my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family.

Join me in The Not So Proper Unschoolers Facebook Group,

and my Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook Page.

You can find my new videos on my Youtube channel, Sue Elvis.

My new children's novel, 'The Angels of Gum Tree Road', is now on AmazonKindle, and Lulu

Podcast music: 60's Quiz Show by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)

 

Thank you for listening. And if you enjoy my podcast, please consider writing an iTunes review and sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling! 

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Oct 31st, 2016 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 4:01 pm

This week, I talk about:

  • How we can look at both school and unschooling with romantic eyes
  • Moving to a yurt or a farm or travelling around Australia in a campervan
  • Our experience on a 100-acre fish farm
  • What our kids need if they are to be world changers
  • The latest blog and Elvis news
You can find the show notes on my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family.

Join me in The Not So Proper Unschoolers Facebook Group,

and my Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook Page.

You can find my new videos on my Youtube channel, Sue Elvis.

My new children's novel, 'The Angels of Gum Tree Road', is now on AmazonKindle, and Lulu

Podcast music: 60's Quiz Show by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)

Thank you for listening. And if you enjoy my podcast, please consider writing an iTunes review and sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling! 

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Oct 24th, 2016 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 4:27 pm

I'm trying something new this week: a shorter single topic episode. 

In ep 83, I talk about:

  • My ideas for future podcast episodes
  • How to strew paintings
  • How paintings can lead to all kinds of great conversations
  • Ferrets and how ours came to a crunchy end!
You can find the show notes on my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family.

Join me in The Not So Proper Unschoolers Facebook Group,

and my Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook Page.

You can find my new videos on my Youtube channel, Sue Elvis.

My new children's novel, 'The Angels of Gum Tree Road', is now on AmazonKindle, and Lulu

Podcast music: 60's Quiz Show by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)

Thank you for listening. And if you enjoy my podcast, please consider writing an iTunes review and sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling! 

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Oct 18th, 2016 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 4:13 pm

This week, I discuss the following questions:

  • How can we become best friends with our spouses?
  • Can we be friends with our children?
  • Or can we be a parent or a friend but not both?
  • What should we do if our kids get into trouble?
  • What if we put effort into our relationships and we don't get the response we're hoping for?
  • Is unschooling just as much about a parent as it is about a child?
I also talk more about being daring and adventurous parents.

You can find the show notes on my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family.

Join me in The Not So Proper Unschoolers Facebook Group,

and my Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook Page.

You can find my new videos on my Youtube channel, Sue Elvis.

My new children's novel, The Angels of Gum Tree Road, is now on AmazonKindle, and Lulu

Podcast music: 60's Quiz Show by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)

Thank you for listening. And if you enjoy my podcast, please consider writing an iTunes review and sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling! 

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Oct 11th, 2016 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 2:02 pm

This week, I talk about:

  • strengthening bonds between spouses
  • finding a balance between family life and work
  • how a parent's fears can hold back a child
  • how we need to be adventurous and daring parents
  • being silly as a family
  • some of the stories in my children's novel, 'The Angels of Gum Tree Road'
  • guest posting. Would you like to write an article for my blog?
  • essay writing. Do our kids need to practise essay writing just in case they want to go to university?
  • my new videos on my Youtube channel
  • and lots of other things!
You can find the show notes on my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family.

Join me in The Not So Proper Unschoolers Facebook Group,

and my Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook Page.

You can find my new videos on my Youtube channel, Sue Elvis.

My new children's novel, The Angels of Gum Tree Road, is now on Kindle and Lulu. Soon it will be available on Amazon too.

Podcast music: 60's Quiz Show by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)

Thank you for listening. And if you enjoy my podcast, please consider writing an iTunes review and sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling! 

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Aug 31st, 2016 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 4:34 pm
This week, I discuss these questions:
  • Is radical unschooling about allowing kids to do whatever they like?
  • But if we stand back and give our kids that kind of freedom, will life become chaotic and unproductive?
  • Could radical unschooling require an active rather than a passive response from parents?
  • And how did our family become radical unschoolers?
I also share some family news, some local history, and a few resources. 

You can find the show notes on my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family.

Join me in The Not So Proper Unschoolers Facebook Group,

and my Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook Page.

My new children's novel, The Angels of Gum Tree Road, is now on Kindle.

Podcast music: 60's Quiz Show by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)

Thank you for listening. And if you enjoy my podcast, please share the link so we can spread the word about unschooling! 

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Aug 22nd, 2016 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 5:44 pm
This week, amongst other things, I discuss the following questions:

  • Does working together strengthen family bonds? What about doing hard things together?
  • Is it okay to support our young adult children as they pursue their dreams?
  • How can we turn real life into homeschool records notes?
  • Do we sometimes overlook opportunities for making notes? And do we miss opportunities for strewing?
I had some technical problems with this episode. I apologise for the poor audio quality. Hopefully, I will sort everything out before I record the next episode!

You can find the show notes on my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family.

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Aug 15th, 2016 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 2:02 pm

This week, I answer the following questions:

  • Where have I been for the past few weeks? What have I been doing? Where am I going?
  • Am I making a difference? Are you? Should we encourage our kids to go out there and make a difference?
  • Will kids learn something if they have a need?
  • What new Evernote feature am I excited about?
And lots more!

You can find the show notes on my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family.

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Jul 4th, 2016 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 3:18 pm

This week, I'm talking about my podcasts, blog, and videos. What are listeners/readers/viewers looking for? Is what I'm producing helpful?

In an attempt to answer these questions, I ponder my ten most popular blog posts ever. Are the unschooling ideas and principles, contained within them, what people want to know about? 

My top ten list includes posts about:

  • chores
  • getting kids to do 'school' work
  • parenting mistakes
  • 'proper' unschooling
  • unschool record keeping
  • resources and strewing
  • unschooling misconceptions
I'm wondering: What about you? Do these topics interest you? Or do you listen to my podcast for a different reason? Perhaps you're not searching for information. Could it be you're just looking for friendship with a like-minded family? 

I hope you'll listen to this week's episode and then stop by (if you have time) with some feedback.

I'm taking a short break while my husband is home on holiday. I'll be back in a couple of weeks with another episode!

In the meantime, you can find me on my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family
You can find my children's novel The Angels of Abbey Creek on Amazon.
If you'd like to sign up for my newsletter, please do. I'd love you to join us! 

Thank you for listening. If you enjoy my podcast, perhaps you can share the link to help spread the word about unschooling!

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