March 24, 2016
This week, I answer these questions:
- What was it like recording Imogen's latest music video with an unexpected audience?
- If we are experiencing dark and difficult times, is there hope? Will joy return to our days?
- Isn't it wonderful watching kids working with confidence and skill?
- Why would an unschooling teenager choose to go to school? (We ponder, but maybe we don't have all the answers because we're not unschooling teenagers who want to go to school!)
I also talk about
- the joy of living an unschooling way of life
- our recent videos
- zombies and running
- a few resources
- the joy of living in the moment
- how I'm going to cope when time moves on and I'm no longer living life as it is today
- how we all need a feeling of belonging
Thank you for listening, and Happy Easter!
March 10, 2016
My young adult daughter Imogen joins me for this episode.
We talk about:
- Do parents need to continue trusting their young adult children while they are pursuing their dreams?
- Imogen tells us about her dream of becoming a successful online musician.
- She shares her thoughts on a classical musical education. Is she glad she worked her way through the exam system?
- Imogen describes how she and her sisters record the music, and then film and put together their music videos.
- What is the best way to learn? Do we need to ignore the possibility of criticism and get out there and learn on the go?
- Imogen shares her thoughts on marriage, love, and children, and how these relate to her own career dreams.
- Is it important for children to see mothers using their talents?
- Was Jane Austen a modern woman ahead of her time?
- We talk about Imogen's latest music video, a frightening moment with a huge kangaroo, and how a team of kids can do fantastic things.
You can find the show notes on my blog, Stories of an Unschooling Family.
You can find my children's novel, The Angels of Abbey Creek on Amazon.
March 5, 2016
This week, I discuss the following questions:
- Why do little kids love doing chores but older ones don't?
- Should we thank our kids more often?
- Should we avoid talking to people about their grief? Perhaps it's better not to upset them?
- What's wrong with a lot of real life maths resources (in my opinion!)?
I also share some maths and geography resources including games, videos, podcasts and websites.