Where’s the Encouragement and Support?

“Encouragement and support to unschool” are the two most-repeated reasons people give for joining the Christian Unschooling Facebook group. The group has a brief application form to let moderators know which requests are intentional, versus which are random “you might also like” clicking or spam.

But when people join and ask questions from a school-oriented viewpoint (a normal part of the learning curve), they’re often surprised to receive questions in return. Continue Reading

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Unschooling in Action

Our “Unschooling in Action” series highlights photographs of real, live unschoolers doing real, live unschooling. If you’d like to see your unschooling photo here, please post it on our Facebook wall!

Unschooling at our home. Our three playing the Game of Life outside with two of our neighbors, also a fulltime RVing family. It did come to blows (between our two boys!) so a good time to learn that life is indeed hard and unfair at times, but doesn’t need to end in a fight.

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Our first lemon!

Our first lemon!

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Local Butterfly Exhibit

Local butterfly exhibit.

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Apple Field Trip ~ iMovie

Apple field trip.

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Writing Transformers Fan-fiction.

Writing Transformers fan-fiction.

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Perusing books at a library book sale.

Perusing books at a library book sale.

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Assembling new Lego sets.

Assembling new Lego sets.

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Grand Opening of local gym; Zumba demo in which 9-year-old son joined right in. He loves dancing!

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A bunch of homeschooling cousins enjoying a nighttime trip to the zoo and talking to a naturalist after seeing a live tarantula, snake, porcupine, hawk and opossum.

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Share your unschooling photos on our Facebook wall for a chance to see them showcased here next week! Meanwhile, if you crave more, you can browse previous Unschooling in Action posts, or check out the Unschoolers’ Art Gallery blog for cool art from unschooled kids.

~ Happy Unschooling!

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Unschooling in Action

Our “Unschooling in Action” series highlights photographs of real, live unschoolers doing real, live unschooling. If you’d like to see your unschooling photo here, please post it on our Facebook wall!

 When boredom strikes, climbing the walls (or in this case the door frame) IS an option.

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Coming up with creative solutions for washing a magnetic marble track.

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Watching the mamas and calves play and eat while getting raw milk straight from the farm.

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The boy LOVES watching the milk coming straight from the cow when we go get milk.

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Discussing programming and game design with Dad, who is working on building a game engine.

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Homework during a camping trip? Nope. Unschooling. 🙂

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Full time care of baby lamb. 🙂

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Doing picture find puzzles.

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‎”Mom, I just want to go home and read quietly.”

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Unschool friends from across the country meet in real life and choose to play scrabble.

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Brothers sharing their race cars and entertaining the dog all at the same time. 🙂

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Out for a walk and giving the flowers new names!

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Share your unschooling photos on our Facebook wall for a chance to see them showcased here next week! Meanwhile if you crave more, you can browse previous Unschooling in Action posts, or check out the Unschoolers’ Art Gallery blog for cool art from unschooled kids.

~ Happy Unschooling!

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