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128: Hitting the Pause Button and The Colin Show

This week, Cricket is my unschooling guest podcaster.

 

The Colin Show

  • Cricket tells us about her family
  • She shares their journey from school-at-home homeschooling to unschooling

Cricket recorded her guest podcast with her son Colin’s help. Please visit Colin’s Youtube Channel, The Colin Show, and subscribe!

 

Hitting the Pause Button

  • I share some of the responses from my Stories of an Unschooling Family survey
  • I respond to some constructive criticism 
  • I talk about some changes I could make
  • I tell you what I'm going to do next, how I'm hitting the pause button for a while and taking a break

I also talk about:

  • Accepting ourselves as well as our kids
  • Quiet times and how they are essential
  • How we can make a big difference by doing little things
  • The importance of feedback

 

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 about anything I talked about in this episode. Or just stop by to say hello.

A big thank you to Cricket for being this week's guest podcaster!

 

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127: Thankful and Facing Facts

This week, Venisa McAllister is my guest podcaster. 

 

Thankful

Venisa is talking about:

 

  • Her own educational and childhood experiences
  • How her family moved from homeschooling to unschooling
  • Her children and how they have their individual learning styles
  • The reasons she is thankful her family is unschooling

 

Facing Facts

I'm talking about:

 

  • How perfectionists like me don't always face facts
  • What I discovered when I was brave enough to look at my blog, podcast and video stats
  • How data can help us do better work
  • A survey I'm hoping you'll fill in so that I can find out if what I'm doing is helpful.
  • Changes I could make

 

Show Notes

 

Website

Cal Newport

 

Book 

Finish by Jon Acuff

 

Survey

Stories of an Unschooling Family Survey

 

Patreon

My Stories of an Unschooling Family Patreon page

 

Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

 

 

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.

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.

A big thank you to Venisa. If you'd like to be a guest podcaster, please let me know!

 

 

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126: My Number One Unschooling Fan

This week, I'm chatting with my teenage daughter Sophie.

 

We're discussing lots of questions including:

What extra content am I producing for my Patreon patrons?

What has Imogen been doing instead of making music videos?

Why have I asked my daughters Imogen and Sophie to be regular contributors to my blog?

Why should we take an interest in our kids' passions?

Do I present my children in an honest and truthful way?

How do we encourage our kids to be themselves and not follow the crowd when they go out into the world?

Why would Sophie become a patron of my blog and podcast (if she were an unschooling parent)?

 

Show Notes

 

Podcasts

Episode 110: An Interview with a Teenage Radical Unschooler

Episode 34: Learning from My Daughter and Other Unschool Stories

 

Video 

How I Got My Mother to Do a 100 Squat Challenge

 

Blog Post

Confident to Be Me

 

Youtube

Sophie Elvis

Imogen Elvis

Sue Elvis

 

Patreon

My Stories of an Unschooling Family Patreon page

 

Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

sophie_elvis

write.rewrite.read

 

Fitness

Fitness Blender

 

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.

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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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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

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

 

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

stories_ofan_unschooling family

 

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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