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September 6, 2019  

161: Registered Homeschoolers Who Unschool, Confidence and Other Thoughts

This week, I'm sharing another story about younger unschoolers. It's called Giving a Child Unasked-For Help.

I'm also chatting about last week's unschooling meeting in Canberra where Imogen, Sophie and I spoke about unschooling.

I discuss the following questions:

  • Does unschooling work?
  • Can registered homeschoolers unschool?

I talk about support groups, having confidence, adopting a positive attitude towards homeschool registration and lots of other things!

 

Show Notes

 

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

My Amazon Author Page

 

Blog Posts

Giving a Child Unasked-For Help

Posts About Registration and Homeschool Record-Keeping

How Choosing a Different Path Can Cause Conflict

 

The Curious Unschoolers Book Club

The Curious Unschoolers Book Club Is Now Open!

The Book Club Link

 

Where You Can Find Me

Youtube

Sue Elvis

 Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

Blog

Stories of an Unschooling Family

 

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. And please join me on Instagram!

August 23, 2019  

160: Shall We Talk About Christian Unschooling?

This week's episode is for my Christian unschooling friends.

I'm exploring the question: can Christians unschool?

I share some quick (and maybe muddled!) thoughts on such things as trust, freedom, unconditional love, passions and interests, respect, families, our missions in life, and forgiveness from a Christian unschooling perspective.

I didn't aim for a perfect podcast covering all aspects of Christian unschooling. Instead, I just wanted to share a few thoughts that might open up some conversations.

I'm also sharing an adventurous mother story from one of my children's novels.

 

Show Notes

 

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

My Amazon Author Page

 

My Children's Novels

The Angels of Abbey Creek

The Angels of Gum Tree Road

 

Blog Post

 Bringing God into the Unschooling Picture

 

The Curious Unschoolers Book Club

The Curious Unschoolers Book Club Is Now Open!

The Book Club Link

 

Where You Can Find Me

Youtube

Sue Elvis

 Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

Blog

Stories of an Unschooling Family

 

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. Are you interested in talking more about Christian unschooling? Join us in the Curious Unschoolers Book Club. And please join me on Instagram!

August 16, 2019  

159: Turning Waiting Times into Unschooling Adventures

This week, I'm talking about how we can make the most of waiting times by filling them with adventures.

I'm also discussing:

  • Perfection and how it stops us from doing important and enjoyable things.
  • How we can be adventurous parents.
  • My vlogging plans.
  • How life and our typical unschooling days change as our kids get older and their needs and interests change.
  • How we don't need to set assignments for our kids after they've enjoyed an adventure.
  • The Curious Unschoolers Book Club
  • My Baby Loss Club website.

I'm also sharing two stories of when my kids were younger:

  • An Adventure Hiding in Every Moment
  • The Photography Girls Head into the Bush

 

Show Notes

 

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

My Amazon Author Page

 

Blog Posts

 An Adventure Hiding in Every Moment

The Photography Girls Head into the Bush

The Bush Walk

 

Podcast

Episode 2: Mistakes, a Teenager's Love of Learning, and Loose Change

 

The Curious Unschoolers Book Club

The Curious Unschoolers Book Club Is Now Open!

The Book Club Link

 

Where You Can Find Me

Youtube

Sue Elvis

 Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

Blog

Stories of an Unschooling Family

 

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. Share your waiting time adventures! Join us in the Curious Unschoolers Book Club. And please join me on Instagram!

 

 

August 9, 2019  

158: Old and New Stories, a Book Club and Other Unschooling Things

This week, I'm sharing some old stories and some new ones, as well as some news.

I talk about:

  • When my kids were younger by sharing a snow story and a homeschooling camp story.
  • How my ideas about how kids learn have changed.
  • How Gemma-Rose (15) has been enriching her own life.
  • Our family passion for musicals.
  • How our kids can come alive when they are involved with their passions and using their talents.
  • How young kids can join in with things we might think are too advanced for them.
  • My new Curious Unschoolers Book Club.
  • How Imogen, Sophie and I are travelling to Canberra on 31st August to meet up with other unschoolers.

 

Show Notes

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

My Amazon Author Page

 

Blog Posts

 

I Am a Pirate King!

When Unschooled Kids Charge Off on Their Own Learning Adventures (includes links to mentioned musicals)

 

The Curious Unschoolers Book Club

The Curious Unschoolers Book Club Is Now Open!

The Book Club Link

 

Books by Father James Tierney

The Bush Boys books

 

Where You Can Find Me

Youtube

Sue Elvis

 Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

Blog

Stories of an Unschooling Family

 

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. Join us in the Curious Unschoolers Book Club. And please join me on Instagram!

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!