What are the benefits of unschooling? One of them is regaining their love of learning.
An Unschooling Life
I took my three kids out of school in 2004, a year after adopting them. In 2005 I created An Unschooling Life, a blog detailing our unschooling experience.
Over time, An Unschooling Life became a hub for unschooling support and advice. It has been featured in print and digital media and was home to the popular Unschooling Carnival (later known as Unschooling Voices). I’m in the process of updating and moving all the posts to this blog where they will be housed in this section. In 2020, I began unschooling my two younger children, so you'll also see updated posts under this topic.
A list of fun unschooling activities that you can do with your child.
Are you receiving unschooling criticism from family and friends?
I believe that people are born with an innate desire to learn. Look at a baby eager to move, reach, bat a toy, roll over, sit up, babble, crawl, walk, talk etc… They are curious about their world and want to navigate it.
A while back, a member from an unschooling email list I belong to, asked some questions and was looking for encouragement. Her questions are followed by my answers.
Parents sometimes worry that their child will not be equipped to face the outside world and its challenges. But what many parents sometimes forget is that their unschooled teen has already been living in the real world and experiencing real life!