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125: Connecting Unschooling and Ageing

This week, I'm talking about ageing and unschooling. 

I share the reasons why I'm finding my ageing appearance difficult to accept. Maybe you are a lot younger than me. You could think this conversation isn't relevant to you. However, this episode, despite first impressions, is about unschooling. If everyone lived an unschooling way of life, would the problems associated with ageing disappear? Does the world need unschooling?

 

Show Notes

 

Blog posts

Ashamed of Being Ashamed of Looking Older

Playing for Ian

 

Patreon

My Stories of an Unschooling Family Patreon page

 

Instagram

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Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling. Maybe you'd also like to support my work and receive some exclusive content by becoming a patron. I hope you will!

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Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment about anything I talked about in this episode. Or just stop by to say hello.

 

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124: Does Unschooling Work?

This week, I'm discussing the question Does Unschooling Work? The answer, of course, depends on what we mean by the word 'work'.

I'm also talking about:

 

  • My fabulous Patreon patrons and the work I hope to do with their help
  • Camp NaNoWriMo
  • How kids learn new things when they have a need
  • How younger siblings think they are just as capable as their older siblings
  • How sorting out a problem isn't always as difficult as it seems
  • A new podcast idea which involves collaborating with other unschoolers

 

Show Notes

 

Patreon

My Patreon page

 

My Instagram Account

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My Unschooling Newsletter

 

Blog posts

Does the World Needs Unschooling?

Are We Incomplete Without Our Passions and Interests?

 

Youtube channels

Sue Elvis

Imogen Elvis

Sophie Elvis

 

Videos

What is Unschooling?

Mission: Surviving Holy Week

 

Music

Podington Bear's Sound of Picture

 

Writing

'NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo

4theWords

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling. Maybe you'd also like to support my work by becoming a patron!

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Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment about anything I talked about in this episode. Or just stop by to say hello.

 

 

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123: Epic Plans for My Podcast and Blog (and Other Things)

This week,

I'm sharing my new BIG idea. I'm joining Patreon! I hope you will join me as I set out on this next chapter of my unschooling adventure.

 

I'm also talking about:

  • The need for us to take risks
  • How the world needs unschooling
  • Instagram
  • How we shouldn't lose our playful spirit as we grow older
  • How Sophie filmed a Passion Play on Good Friday
  • And other Easter news

 

Show Notes

 

Patreon

My Patreon Page

Video: Join Me On My Patreon Adventure

 

My Instagram Account

stories_ofan_unschooling family

 

Blog post

Does the World Needs Unschooling?

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling. Maybe you'd also like to support my work by becoming a patron!

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Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment on this episode. Or just stop by to say hello.

 

Podcast music: Twombly by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)

 

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122: My Unschooling Teenagers’ Typical Days

This week, I'm sharing my teenagers' typical unschooling days. I'm discussing the following questions:

 

Is there such a thing as a typical unschooling day?

Can we have too many resources? Do our kids sometimes get overwhelmed by too many possibilities?

Are documentaries and lifestyle TV series a good source of learning adventures?

What TV series have Gemma-Rose and I been enjoying recently?

Why did I initially reject this episode?

 

Show Notes

 

Podcast

Episode 110: An Interview with a Teenage Radical Unschooler

 

Sophie's Youtube Channel

Sophie Elvis

 

Sophie's Vlog Series

A Week in the Life of

 

Videos

Back in Time for Dinner

Further Back in Time for Dinner

Back in Time for the Weekend

The Secrets of Your Food

The Big Family Cooking Showdown

 

Website

Open Learn: Free learning from the Open University

 

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling

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Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment on this episode. Or just stop by to say hello.

 

Podcast music: Twombly by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)

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121: Kids, Needs, and Church

This week, I'm talking about:

 

The importance of trying to see the world through our kids' eyes

How we're not giving in to kids when we respond to their needs

How we should respond to the needs of our kids even if it's inconvenient or difficult

How making kids feel welcome at church isn't a matter of tolerating their crying during the service

Should we force unschooled kids to go to church? Why this might be the wrong question

The trials of aspiring authors

How we have to be brave and do things without worrying about the opinions of others

 

I'm also sharing some stories about:

 

Kangaroos and dogs and the late rising sun

A child who cried in a restaurant because he couldn't cope

 

A Note

When it comes to sharing our faith with our kids, I am talking from my own experience which may be different from yours. My husband Andy and I share a faith. We both go to church. When it comes to passing on our beliefs, I'm sure we have it easy compared to families where spouses have differing religious beliefs or levels of commitment.

 

Show Notes

 

Game-Making Website

Stencyl: Create Amazing Games Without Code

 

Blog Posts

The Wobbly Moments of Life

When A Child Can't Cope

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling.

Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment on this episode. Or just stop by to say hello.

 

Podcast music: Twombly by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)

 

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