My friend Kim shares how her family found unschooling and their experiences along the way.
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.
I read a lot of essays and articles by Pam Sorooshian when I first started unschooling. I found her to be a great inspiration and she influenced me a great deal.
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.
I re-read a bit more of Guerrilla Learning by Grace Llewellyn this morning. She writes about what she considers to be the five “keys” of Guerilla Learning. The first one is opportunity and this is what she has to say.
When I first began unschooling my kids (and myself), I found a lot of food for thought at the message boards at unschooling.com (the message boards are no longer there). I saved several topics that were useful to me and have shared them here from time to time. I recently found one while cleaning out some old folders and thought some of you may find this helpful.
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!