I loved blogging about our unschooling life in 2015, and I actually managed to write and publish a short book for families who are beginning their unschooling journey.
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So just in case you missed any of my blog posts, here are the 10 most popular for 2015 – If you enjoy my stories of our unschooling life, you may like to subscribe (if you haven’t already) so you can be sure not miss any in 2016. Happy Reading!
I hate it when children are labelled “Late Readers”, by whose timeline are they late?. Main stream schools, have always dictated by what age a child should have reached the reading milestone, but they are always changing the goal posts depending on what latest study is trending in government…..(read more here)
“I don’t know how you can be with your kids all day!”, this is a common comment I get from other parents who do not home educate their children. I could reply, “I don’t know how you can be WITHOUT your kids all day”, but that would be mean, so I don’t….(read more here)
If you Homeschool, you may be using a curriculm that has cost you hundreds of pounds. If you Unschool like us, you can also end up spending hundreds of pounds on supporting your children’s individual interests…(read more here).
If you want to see a child who is going to have a very fulfilling, happy life doing what he loves for a living, I suggest you watch the awesome, Logan LaPlante 2013 TED talk “Hackschooling” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h11u3vtcpaY And how, may you ask is Logan going to achieve one of the most important things we wish for our children…(read more here).
Recently, our daughter has been asking to learn to cook. My reaction to this is Hooray! I have never enjoyed cooking or baking, but I do like us to eat healthy food made from fresh ingredients, so I cook. As our daughter has shown an interest, I suggested she took out the recipe book her grandmother gave her last christmas…(read more here).
Sometimes, I see what other home schooling or unschooling families are doing and feel like I am not doing enough. Being a home educating parent, means we take on the responsibility for our children’s education in a way that those parents who send their children to school rarely need to…(read more here).
We all love reading. Our library cards are always maxed out and our Amazon “Wish Lists” are extremely long! So, I thought it might be nice to share with other home educating families the books we are all reading at the moment….(read more here).
Our, eight year old son has started his own YouTube channel about his Lego building projects called Iestyn’s LEGO World. He spends hours building scenes from his favourite movies or video games. He always takes the story a step further; adding his own characters and developing the plot…(read more here).
Often, many of us Home Educators feel we are not doing enough with our children. We worry, that we are not providing the opportunities our children need to learn about the world. This, I believe is a good time to look back over the family, digital photo album…(read more here).
In ‘7 Steps To Beginning Your Unschooling Journey’, I aim to answer all those questions a family often has when considering unschooling their children. This book is the big hug you sometimes need when taking the lesser known path…(read more here).