Posts Tagged ‘ unschooling ’

I’m Not Socializing My Kids, I’m Humanizing Them, by Kimberley Price

I’m Not Socializing My Kids, I’m Humanizing Them, by Kimberley Price

“Your kids are homeschooled?!  What about socialization?!” What about socialization? So, do I socialize them? What do you mean by that? Do they have friends? Do they behave? Do they know how to hold a conversation? What is socialization? According to Wikipedia, socialization is a term used by sociologists, social psychologists, anthropologists, political scientists...
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Love It Forward: Extending Unschool Philosophy, by Dayna Martin

Love It Forward: Extending Unschool Philosophy, by Dayna Martin

As I prepared for traveling to speak overseas last year, I am remembering a flight that my family took home from England where I was the keynote speaker at the first ever unschooling conference in London. On the flight, there was a mother traveling alone with two kids who were sitting next to us....
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Unschooling and Sustainable Living: A Real Lifestyle Change, by Kimberly Scheimreif

Unschooling and Sustainable Living: A Real Lifestyle Change, by Kimberly Scheimreif

Eighteen years ago I would never have thought that I would be practicing sustainable living and unschooling on a homestead. When our first child was born in 1994 we lived in New Jersey in a very populated town, trying to keep up with the rat race. While I was pregnant, I was still unsure if...
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An Island of Freedom, by Jeanie M. Curry

An Island of Freedom, by Jeanie M. Curry

Cumberland Island is an 18 mile long barrier island off of the coast of Georgia. It has a rich history, having been first inhabited for thousands of years by Indians, most notably of which was the Timucuan tribe.  Over a period of several hundred years the Spanish, French, British and Americans all had settlements...
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Going Head to Head with Stereotypes, by Kate Fridkis

Going Head to Head with Stereotypes, by Kate Fridkis

There are plenty of stereotypes for non-schoolers: when I was little, I heard stuff about how we couldn’t tie our shoes, couldn’t do basic things, as though you had to go to school to learn those things. The kids in my Hebrew school class asked me if my family had a microwave. If we...
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