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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Feb 19th, 2015 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 12:28 am

Usually I speak and write about my four youngest daughters. But not this week. In this episode, I share some boy stories. I have two adult sons who have provided me with lots of interesting moments over the years!

These are a few of the questions I explore...

  • What if a son is 'different'? Should we make our children conform and  be like everyone else?
  • Is it normal for boys to be energy packed and should all mothers know how to deal with injuries?
  • Is it miraculous my son Callum made it to adulthood?
  • What interests can we share with boys?
  • What if brothers can't get on with each other?
  • What is it like to be a boy mum? How is it different to being a girl mum?
  • Do boys like hugs?
  • And what's it like to look up at a son instead of down at him?
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Please visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family where I'll post some program notes with links to related posts!

Music: Growly Snake Beat by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)



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Feb 11th, 2015 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 5:07 pm

In this week's podcast, I tell you the story of why and how we moved from traditionally taught maths to unschool maths. I share some of my own thoughts on unschool maths, before interviewing my daughter Sophie (13).

Sophie used to hate maths. She told me she wasn't any good at it. Now she absolutely loves it. I challenge anyone to listen to her speaking and not catch her enthusiasm for maths!

Program notes, including links to lots of unschool maths posts, can be found on my blog, Stories of an Unschooling Family

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

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Feb 5th, 2015 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 2:06 am

Sometimes events in our lives make us stop and reassess what we're doing. Something happened this week which caused me to do a bit of unschooling reassessment. I've been thinking...

  • Is there a better way of bringing up children?
  • Can we trust too much?
  • Is there such a thing as loving too much?
  • Am I ready to jump off the unschooling ship?

I share my thoughts in this week's podcast.

Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family

Featured music: Autumn Leaves by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)

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