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Homeschooling 101 September 18, 2009

Filed under: Unschooling Adventures — relateableme @ 8:18 pm

I thought I’d give you a bit of an update about my new life chapter: homeschooling. Actually, Unschooling. I have to say that I absolutely love it and believe without a shadow of a doubt that this is what God has for us right now. Not to say I haven’t found myself tossing and turning on a few nights wondering if I’m INSANE to do this. But at those moments I’m reminded of an essay I read about an unschooling mother. She voiced similar concerns and realised that when she found herself unable to sleep at 2am, worried about her children’s schooling, if they were in public (or traditional schooling environments) she would undoubtably find herself tossing and turning over other concerns for them. I’m always going to worry about my kids, but that doesn’t lessen my determined path now. I also have a friend who is a veteran unschooler and doesn’t mind me stalking her regularly to voice concerns and ask questions. Just to know that I’m not alone in this is huge.

I think the greatest struggle I have is enjoying my kids and our days so much; if we’re having so much fun, can they really be learning anything? Kids are always learning something so that’s really a moot point. Are they learning what “they need to be learning?” Well, that’s completely relative and I love that my kids enjoy their day and are growing as little humans.

Probably the most exciting thing is that my niece has decided to homeschool her daughter as well, which will give us so many opportunities to be together. Family is a huge priority for us and getting the chance to have our daughters (and sons, and us!) to spend more time together, is a great gift.