The Unschooling Life

Unschooling is beneficial. It is important. I do think it helps foster a love for learning that extends through a whole life time. Learning should be fun although there will always be some things we will have to learn about even if we are not interested. Homeschooling provides my children time to have the best of both worlds. It allows my children to receive a structured education with enough time to pursue interests.

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Formal schooling combined with unschooling

Formal schooling and unschooling don’t often go together.  In fact, they often are perceived as opposites.  However, I’ve found that formal schooling and unschooling can work well together.  For many unschooling is defined by the absence of formal schooling.  My definition of unschooling is somewhat different.  I define unschooling as…

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Adventures in Unschooling

I love unschooling.  Unschooling is the process of letting your child’s interest guide his learning.  In unschooling you won’t sit your child down to learn, but the child may come up to you and ask how to write his name.  In unschooling, learning is natural and unstructured, making use of…

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Interrupted with Unschooling

Unschooling is the educational philosophy that learning should be unstructured and child-led.  I unschooled throughout my children’s preschool years and avoided any structured learning until my children were around age 5.  But unschooling hasn’t left the building. As an eclectic homeschooler I choose between a variety of homeschooling philosophies and…

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