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118: Dragon Mothers and Parenting Mistakes

 

This week, I'm talking about the times when we don't like who we are and the way we're parenting our kids. I answer the following questions:

  • How did I get the nickname The Dragon Mother?
  • How did I get on top of my quick-temper and become a more calm and patient mother?
  • Am I now a perfect mother or do I still make mistakes?
  • How did my first child cope with her inexperienced dragon mother? Was she irreversibly affected by my far-from-perfect parenting?
  • Do we actually need to be perfect parents?
  • Is the unschooling life perfect?

 

I also tell a lot of stories during this episode.

 

Show Notes

 

Blog posts

Confessions of a Former Quick-Tempered Mother

Memories of an Inexperienced Mother

An Unschooling Imposter

 

Imogen

Youtube channel, Imogen Elvis.

Facebook: Imogen Elvis

Instagram: Imogen Elvis

Imogen's Mad World music video

The Mad World behind-the-scenes video

 

Podcast music 

Twombly by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)

 

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117: Christian Unschooling and Other Things

This week, I'm talking about:

  • Christmas in summer
  • Evernote planners
  • My blogging/podcasting plans for 2018
  • Christian unschooling
  • My faith story
  • Being open-minded
  • Doing the impossible
  • Letting go of control
  • How life can change in a moment
  • Snakes
  • Family news

 

Show Notes

 

Blog posts

Bringing God into the Unschooling Picture

Letting Go of Control

An Impossible Adventure

 

Imogen

Youtube channel, Imogen Elvis.

Facebook: Imogen Elvis

Instagram: Imogen Elvis

 

My Youtube channel

Sue Elvis

 

Podcast music 

Twombly by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider writing a review or rating this episode and sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling!

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116: Why it’s Important to Allow Kids to Follow Their Passions and Interests

 

This week, I'm discussing the following questions:

  • Does planning have any place in unschooling?
  • Can we make attractive planners using Evernote?
  • Will I continue my Evernote workshop series?
  • How does balance fit into an unschooling life?
  • Why is it very important that we let our kids follow their passions and interests?
  • Is it okay to acknowledge our kids' talents?
  • Can we praise our kids?
  • Are we obliged to develop and use our own talents?
  • Can reality, lifestyle and documentary TV series provide us with lots of wonderful learning experiences?
  • How do we make homeschool record notes about TV shows we've watched?

 

Show Notes

 

My Evernote workshop series

50 Coloured Evernote Background Note Templates (to download)

Evernote and homeschool record keeping

My unschooling book series

Are We Incomplete Without Our Interests and Passions?

Should Unschooled Kids Live Balanced Lives? 

Unschooling Sausages

The Big Painting Challenge (episodes available on Youtube at time of posting)

Blog posts about The Big Painting Challenge

Imogen Elvis on Youtube

 

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

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider writing a review and sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling!

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115: Learning During a Crisis

This week, I'm sharing and discussing two stories: Learning From Life and Homeschooling in a Crisis

I'm talking about those times when we don't need to strew because life is rich enough without any help from us. Maybe life is sometimes too rich. We might have a crisis to deal with that prevents us from getting involved with our kids' learning. Should we worry if we can't do all the things we normally do? And what about our homeschool records books? What will we write in them when we're learning from life or homeschooling in a crisis?

 

Show Notes

 

Evernote and homeschool record keeping

My unschooling book series

Imogen Elvis on Youtube

 

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

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider writing a review and sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling!

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114: All About Strewing

This week, I'm sharing and chatting about two strewing stories: 

Time for Some Strewing

What to Do When Strewing is Rejected

 

I discuss the following questions:

  • What is strewing?
  • When do we need to do it?
  • How do we do it?
  • And what if our kids reject our strewing?

 

Show Notes

Blog post: Unplanning Notebooks for Strewing and Unschool Record-Keeping

Podcast episode 82: How to Start a Great Art Conversation

Blog post: What Happened When I Strewed a Painting on the Wall

My unschooling book series

 

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

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider writing a review and sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling!

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