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26: Forcing Kids to Learn and to Eat, and Should We Test Them?

This week I discuss the following questions:

  • What kind of records will I be presenting for next week's homeschool registration visit?
  • I have to make a plan for the next period of registration. How can I do that when we are unschoolers who don't work to a plan?
  • What do I think is wrong with testing?
  • Is it possible to make kids learn what they don't want to know?
  • What if kids refuse to learn what they 'have' to learn?
  • Can we force children to eat?
  • Is it our duty to train kids to eat whatever food is given to them? 
  • Do I have any fussy eaters?
  • And who does the cooking in our family?
As usual the program notes, including links to related posts, can be found on my blog, Stories of an Unschooling Family.

Music: By Grace by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)

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25: Our Reluctance to Trust and Other Croaky Thoughts

This week I try out my new home studio audio equipment, while...

  • I share a few thoughts on blogging and what the future holds for my Stories of an Unschooling Family blog
  • I ponder trust: Do people in general have a problem trusting? Do we like to be in control? Can we control all aspects of our lives? Is it wrong to trust too much?
  • I speak a little about homeschool registration: It's time to re-register my girls as homeschoolers. Am I feeling confident about my Evernote records? Will I need to do any preparation before our Authorised Person, from the education department, comes out to visit us?
My voice is croaky and my thoughts may be muddled, but I think the sound quality of my podcast is much improved!

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

Music: Frammenti, by Andrea Carri(CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

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