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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Apr 25th, 2016 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 11:51 am

This week, I'm sharing some stories about the love we have for our children. Even though that love brings us great joy, it can sometimes make our hearts ache. Or the joy of parenting can become buried under a heap of tiredness. I hope you enjoy these love and a mother's heart stories:

You can find me on my blog Stories of an Unschooling FamilyFacebook, Instagram and Pinterest
You can find my children's novel The Angels of Abbey Creek on Amazon.
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Next week my podcasts will be back to normal. Enjoy your week!

Apr 18th, 2016 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 11:19 am

This is a special holiday episode. (My husband Andy is home for a couple of weeks because it's the school holidays.) 

This week, I tell a few family stories. 
  • Locked Out, Locked In and Lies
  • Andy Elvis Presley
  • There's a Dead Body Near Our Running Track
  • A Doctor's Waiting Room Education
You can find links to the original stories in the show notes on my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family.
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If you enjoy stories, how about taking a look at my children's novel The Angels of Abbey Creek? It's available on Amazon.
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Apr 11th, 2016 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 12:20 pm

This week, I discuss the following questions:

  • Are we reluctant to try new things because we fear we might fail? 
  • Why do we fear failure when we know we learn from our mistakes?
  • How can we encourage our kids to give new things a go?
  • How do we react when they do make mistakes?
  • And are some people afraid to try unschooling?
I also share some stories and a few resources.

You can find the show notes on my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family.
If you have time, please consider writing an iTunes review of my podcast. I'd appreciate it very much!
And if you share my link, we can spread the word about unschooling!

Apr 4th, 2016 by storiesofanunschoolingfamily at 11:18 am
This week, I ask:

  • How do we respond to the critical comments of other people?
  • Do our fears about unschooling increase when we are faced with negative opinions? How do we deal with that?
  •  Are communication skills important? How can we pass on good skills to our kids?
  • Is it really possible for an unschooled child to direct her own learning?
  • Do a parent's words and fears affect a child?
  • How can we encourage a child to write? Would free-writing help a reluctant writer?
  • Can a visit to the doctor be recorded as real life maths?
You can find the show notes on my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family.
Please feel welcome to comment on this episode. I hope you'll share the podcast link. And if you have time, I'd be grateful for an iTunes review.
Thank you for listening!

Podcast music: 60's Quiz Show by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)