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February 24, 2019  

148: Our Writing Unrules for Unschoolers

This week, my daughter Imogen and I are chatting about unschool writing. How do unschoolers learn to write? We share my writing unrules which are based on my observations of my children who all love writing.

We talk about:

  • Imogen's writing story: how she learnt to write, her university degree, how she is turning her passion for writing into YA novels
  • How free play is the foundation for creative writing
  • How drawing is a form of writing
  • How we learn by following someone else's example
  • How motivation for writing must come from within a child
  • Books and reading
  • How English workbooks are unnecessary
  • The progress of my unschooling books
  • And lots more!

 

Show Notes

 

Imogen Elvis

Website

Write.Rewrite.Read

Youtube

Write. Rewrite. Read

Imogen's novel

The Crystal Tree

Instagram

Write. Rewrite. Read

 

Podcasts

Homeschool Solutions with Pam Barnhill

Episode 150 of the Exploring Unschooling podcast with Pam Laricchia.

 

Books and Authors Mentioned

Jackie French

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Rick Riordan

Alice in Wonderful by Lewis Carrol

 

My Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so 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 anything we talked about in this episode. You could just stop by and say hello. And please join me on Instagram!

 

February 9, 2019  

147: A Big Chat About Unschooling Teenagers

My daughters Imogen and Sophie join me to talk about unschooling teenagers:

  • What do teenagers need?
  • Should parents introduce more structured learning during the high school years?
  • Or do teenagers need to be free to continue to explore their passions?
  • What should we do if a teenager doesn't appear to have any particular passions?
  • What about university?
  • Do parents keep teenagers safe by keeping a tight hold on them? Is this the responsible thing to do?
  • Or do we keep teenagers safe by giving them their freedom to discover who they are?
  • Should parents be friends with their teenagers?
  • Is it never too late to build close relationships with our teenagers?
  • Is it essential we do this?

These are just a few of the many questions we discuss during our big chat about unschooling teenagers!

 

Show Notes

 

Imogen Elvis

Website

Write.Rewrite.Read

Youtube

Write. Rewrite. Read

Imogen's novel

The Crystal Tree

 

Sophie Elvis

Instagram

thetechnomaid

tough.turtle

Youtube

Sophie Elvis

 

My Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so 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 anything we talked about in this episode. You could just stop by and say hello. And please join me on Instagram!

February 1, 2019  

146: Finding Unschooling in Unexpected Places and Other Things

This week my daughters Imogen and Sophie join me to talk about:

  • Imogen’s novel ‘The Crystal Tree’ and its sequel ‘The Shattering Song’
  • YA or Young Adult novels
  • Imogen’s book review videos
  • How parents hold the key to a child’s happiness
  • How some parents push their kids to fulfil their own dreams
  • The YA novel ‘A Thousand Perfect Notes’
  • Imogen’s opinion of my first unschooling book ‘Curious Unschoolers’
  • How we’re getting on with the formatting and publishing of my unschooling book 
  • A progress report for my second unschooling book ‘A Radical Unschool Love’
  • How Sophie is teaching Imogen photography
  • The joy of sharing passions
  • Creativity and learning 
  • How we all have bad days
  • How our family isn’t perfect
  • Sophie’s new job
  • Sophie’s transition from unschooling to structured learning
  • Sophie’s beta personal training clients
  • How it can be difficult for parents to accept help and advice from their children
  • How kids can outlearn their parents

 

Show Notes

 

A Novel

A Thousand Perfect Notes by CG Drews

 

Imogen Elvis

Youtube

Write. Rewrite. Read

Imogen's novel

The Crystal Tree

Instagram

Write. Rewrite. Read

Website

Write. Rewrite. Read

 

Sophie Elvis

Instagram

thetechnomaid

tough.turtle

Youtube

Sophie Elvis

 

My Instagram

stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so 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 anything I talked about in this episode. Or you could just stop by and say hello. And please join me on Instagram!

 

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