We don’t have any required subjects in our house. We discover and learn about things we’re interested in, and we follow our passions. And when we start to “fade out” of one topic of interest, we often “fade into” the next thing with little to no fanfare. Continue Reading
The Things You Didn’t Expect Them to Like
Earlier this month, Carma talked about Strewing Vs. Self-Discovery – and how, while strewing is an awesome way to help introduce your family to new things, the fact is…
Your children are PEOPLE.
And, like all other people, regardless of age or educational background, they know what they like.
Fighting a Double Standard
I get kind of annoyed at the double standard so many people have with children. Continue Reading
An Artistic Strewing Success Story
Strewing can be a little bit like setting a trap, but not at all for meanness. It can be like leaving a gift to be discovered. It can be a little bit like the tooth fairy came, or the Easter bunny. ~ Sandra Dodd
Strewing for a child with Asperger syndrome is just a matter of trying things until you find the one that clicks. When something clicks, it clicks hard, and everything else falls by the wayside.
In my daughter’s case, the click came in the shape of an artist’s lightbox. Continue Reading
How I Know Unschooling Works
So I’ve known for quite a while now that unschooling rocks and works. But today I got conclusive proof of how incredibly awesome it really is.
I’m working with another homeschooling mom to put together a presentation at the local library’s summer reading club for kids on the theme “The Library is Your Kingdom.” I got pulled in because, hello, my name is Mari and I’m a total medieval geek. But I’m the kind of geek that doesn’t feel the need to take things tooooo seriously so this presentation is partly educational, partly action-packed, and fully hella fun. Continue Reading