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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Jun 23rd, 2017 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 6:45 pm

This is the (hopefully) un-muddled version!

This week, I'm sharing my unschooling podcasting adventure. I talk about:

  • My first episode and why I nearly deleted it
  • Why we have to take risks
  • The future of this podcast

I also share:

  • a few resources while talking about Gilbert and Sullivan
  • my plans for Camp NaNoWriMo
  • my new Instagram adventure
  • and lots of other thoughts, ideas and stories!

Please visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family for the show notes.

Also, I invite you to join me on my Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook page.

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! 

 

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

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Jun 16th, 2017 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 12:46 pm

This week, I continue the unschool maths conversation:

 

  • Can we force kids to learn things they don't want to know about?
  • What if we have to show evidence that our kids are learning maths for homeschool registration purposes?
  • Why should we sometimes put ourselves in our kids' shoes?
  • How can we become maths detectives?
  • What is wrong with most maths games?
  • Can we approach maths backwards?

 

I also share a few learning and maths blog posts and discuss the ideas in them:

Making Children Learn What They Don't Want to Know

Approaching Maths Backwards

Becoming Real Life Maths Detectives

Why Kids With Families Don't Need Workbooks to Learn Basic Maths Skills

 

Please visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family.

Also, I invite you to join me on my Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook page.

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! 

 

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

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Jun 10th, 2017 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 9:40 am

This week, I'm talking about:

  • uncomfortable ideas, the ones we think we'll never consider
  • how we sometimes deceive ourselves because we can't face the truth
  • our unschool maths story

 

I discuss the questions:

  • If our kids don't have formal maths notes to show, what can we put in our homeschool records books?
  • Is it okay to strew maths like we would science or history?
  • Is there a problem with some maths games?
  • Is there a problem with real life maths resources?
  • Can we call ourselves unschoolers if we don't unschool maths?

 

I also talk more about:

  • those times when life becomes overwhelming
  • how we can help each other when someone isn't coping
  • empathy and misbehaviour
  • our weight loss and fitness adventure

 

Please visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family.

Also, I invite you to join me on my Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook page.

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! 

 

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

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Jun 2nd, 2017 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 3:28 pm

This week, I answer the following questions:

  • Why did I feel like an unschooling imposter?
  • Why is unschooling the perfect way of life even though life isn't perfect?
  • Why should we stop and reassess what we're doing every now and then?
  • What does Gemma-Rose's (13) day look like?
  • What is Sophie (16) doing at the moment?

I also talk about

 

 

Please visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family.

Also, I invite you to join me on my Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook page.

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! 

 

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

 

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May 12th, 2017 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 5:42 pm

This week, I share:

 

  • how I've been turning my 13-year-old daughter's unschooling learning experiences into homeschool records notes.
  • some of the resources she has been using

 

Please visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family for the show notes. 

Also, I invite you to join me on my Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook page.

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! 

 

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

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May 5th, 2017 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 9:52 am

These are a few of the things I'm talking about this week:

  • Siblings
  • Acceptance
  • Encouragement
  • Labels
  • Boys
  • The joy of giving
  • Essay writing

 

I tell lots of stories and share my new free ebook Unschool Reading

 

Please visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family for the show notes. 

Also, I invite you to join me on my Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook page.

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! 

 

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

 

 

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Apr 21st, 2017 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 8:03 am

This week, I share a few stories from a time when we used to ponder such things as:

  • was Helen of Troy still beautiful after ten years of war? Was she still worth fighting over?
  • are Elvis feet different from everyone else's? Why can't we walk in thongs (flip-flops, not underwear!)

I also talk about:

  • how we never used to unschool maths
  • how we sometimes deceive ourselves because we're not ready to face the truth
  • how unschooling is a continual learning experience for parents as well as kids
  • how I forgot something very important when we began unschooling

 

Please visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family for the show notes. 

Also, I invite you to join me on my Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook page.

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! 

 

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

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Apr 14th, 2017 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 7:56 am

This week, I'm sharing our unschooling story. Years ago, we started as unschoolers. We then tried different methods of homeschooling before returning to unschooling:

  • Behind That Cream Front Door
  • Undercover Homeschoolers
  • Doing Our Own Thing
  • Time to Unschool

Please visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family for the show notes. 

Also, I invite you to join me on my Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook page.

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! 

 

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

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Apr 7th, 2017 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 11:24 am

This week, I talk about:

  • Trust: It's easy to trust when things are going well but is that real trust?
  • Being a support driver for young learner drivers: Do we sometimes have to be adventurous and do things we don't want to do?
  • Children who don't seem to fit easily into the world: Should we watch out for ways to help each other?
  • Praise: Is it good or bad? How do we encourage our kids to be humble about their talents?
  • Creativity: Do you ever yearn to create but don't have the opportunity because you have small children who need your time and attention?
  • Creative Art and English resources: art documentaries, Jane Austen mini-series, film scores and cinema history

Please visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family for the show notes. 

Also, I invite you to join me on my Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook page.

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! 

 

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

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Mar 31st, 2017 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 3:37 pm

This week, I discuss the following questions:

  • How do our children learn right from wrong?
  • Why is it so important that we are connected with our kids?
  • Why am I reluctant to ask people to review my children's novels?
  • Do parents have to be perfect or is there something more important than perfection?
  • What is a family?
  • Is my new podcast series idea a good one? Perhaps it's ridiculous!

I tell lots of stories along the way:

  • Why did I regret crying while I was watching a biology film at school?
  • Did my husband Andy become a singing superstar with his very own backing group?
  • Did I used to be a good surgical assistant or did I quake in my boots every time I was asked to help?

Please visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family for the show notes. 

Also, I invite you to join me on my Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook page.

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! 

 

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

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