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July 19, 2019  

157: Fearing Our Kids Will Fail

This week, I'm discussing the following questions:

  • Do things sometimes seem like they'll never change?
  • Is 'grinned' a fabulous word?
  • Do we notice and worry about things that relate to ourselves that others don't notice?
  • Do our fears for our kids get in the way of encouraging them to do the things they enjoy?
  • Can our fears deprive our kids of joy?
  • Is failing really a big deal?
  • What's my latest unschooling book idea?
  • Where are we going when we take unschooling on the road?
  • Does encouragement work both ways?

 

I'm also sharing the story Fearing Our Kids Will Fail from my book Curious Unschoolers.

 

Show Notes

 

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

My Amazon Author Page

 

Podcast

Episode 140: Difficult Things

 

Youtube

Sue Elvis

 

Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so that we can spread the word about unschooling. A quick review or rating would help too!

Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment about this episode. You could let me know what you think about my new unschooling book idea. Maybe you have a fear of failing story of your own to share. 

And please join me on Instagram!

 

July 12, 2019  

156: Building Strong Relationships with Our Kids

This week, I'm sharing 3 stories about my young adult son Callum (who likes to grin!):

  • How I Removed an Engine from a Car
  • Engines, Muscles and Spending Time with Dad
  • My Fridge Adventure

I talk about building strong relationships with our kids by:

  • Taking an interest in their passions.
  • Spending time with them.
  • Being daring and adventurous parents who like to have fun.

As well, I talk about:

  • Self-directed learning.
  • Being honest.

I also share a couple of reviews for my books Curious Unschoolers and Radical Unschool Love.

 

Show Notes

 

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

 

Youtube

Sue Elvis

 

Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so that we can spread the word about unschooling. A quick review or rating would help too!

Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment about this episode. (You could tell me how many times I said the word 'grin' in this episode!) And please join me on Instagram!

 

July 7, 2019  

155: Another Way of Looking at Our Unschooled Kids’ Learning

This week, I'm sharing and discussing the story, Another Way of Looking at Our Kids' Learning

I talk about my teenager's morning:

  • What Gemma-Rose did
  • How I could record that learning in terms of school subjects
  • And how I could think about her learning in another way

I also talk about the importance of play for both children and adults.

And I share a couple of podcast reviews that I was thrilled to receive. A big thank you to The Simple living Mom and Home Ed Fam!!

 

 

 

Show Notes

 

Blog Post

 Another Way of Looking at Our Kids' Learning

 

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

 

Youtube

Sue Elvis

 

Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so that we can spread the word about unschooling. A quick review or rating would help too!

Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment about this episode. You could just stop by and say hello. And please join me on Instagram!

June 26, 2019  

154: Stories from Radical Unschool Love

This week, I'm sharing some of the stories from my recently published unschooling book, Radical Unschool Love:

  • Radical Unschool Love
  • The Next Instalment of the Unschooling Story
  • Not as Wild as it Sounds
  • Unconditional Love
  • An Active Approach to Radical Unschooling
  • How Radical Unschooling Might Not Look Radical
  • What if We Have Differing Beliefs and Opinions?

I also have some odds and ends of news to share!

 

Show Notes

 

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

 

Youtube

Sue Elvis

 

Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

 

The Global Homeschooling Summit

 

Unschooling books by Suzie Andres

Homeschooling with Gentleness

A Little Way of Homeschooling

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so that we can spread the word about unschooling. A quick review or rating would help too!

Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment about this episode. Or you could just stop by and say hello. And please join me on Instagram!

June 18, 2019  

153: More Unschool Writing Ideas and Resources

My author daughter Imogen joins me for a bumper episode about unschool writing.

In episode 148, we talked about how unschooling children learn to write. This week, we continue the unschool writing discussion by answering a couple of listener questions and then sharing some ideas and resources for anyone, young child to adult, who wants to improve their writing skills.

We also talk about:

  • The Global Homeschooling Summit and give a taste of Imogen and Sophie's interview.
  • My soon-to-be-published unschooling book Radical Unschool Love.
  • My daughter Charlotte's new design project: her Red Bubble shops.

 

Show Notes

 

Go Teen Writers

Go Teen Writers blog

Go Teen Writers book: How to Turn Your First Draft into a Published Book

Go Teen Writers Facebook Group

 

NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program

 

Blogging

Blogger

Wordpress

 

Books

Plot and Structure: Techniques and Exercise for Crafting a Plot That Grips Readers from Start to Finish by James Scott Bell

Revision and Self-Editing (Write Great Fiction) by James Scott Bell

 

Bird by Bird: Some Instruction on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

 

Podcasts

Episode 148: Our Writing Unrules for Unschoolers

Writing Excuses

 

Charlotte Elvis

Charlotte's Redbubble Shop

The Stories of an Unschooling Family Red Bubble Shop

Instagram: charlotte.elvis

 

Imogen Elvis

Website

Write.Rewrite.Read

Youtube

Imogen Elvis

Write. Rewrite. Read

Imogen's novel

The Crystal Tree

Instagram

Write. Rewrite. Read

 

Sue Elvis

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

Youtube

Sue Elvis

Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

 

The Global Homeschooling Summit

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so that we can spread the word about unschooling. A quick review or rating would help too!

Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment about this episode. Or you could just stop by and say hello. And please join me on Instagram!