Stories of an Unschooling Family

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101: Adult Peer Pressure, Clothes, Rules and Compassion

 

This week, I'm talking about:

  • Communication skills: Are we good communicators? Why is it important that we know how to communicate? What about our kids? How do they deal with people in the bigger world who fail to treat them with the respect and politeness they have come to expect?
  • Adult peer pressure: Do we sometimes make decisions based on our friends' opinions rather than our families' needs? If we do this, do we put our relationships with our kids at risk?
  • Rules: Do we need to make rules? Or are they ineffective? Do rules set us up for battles with our kids? 
  • Jeggings: Is it okay for a mother as old as me to wear them? And are my jeggings fitting more comfortable after a month of our great weight loss adventure?

 

As I talk, I share a few stories including one that was hard to write. 

 

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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100: My Unschooling Podcast Adventure

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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99: Real Life Family Unschool Maths

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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98: Unschool Maths and Uncomfortable Ideas

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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97: Unschooling Imposters and Difficult Times

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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