I began Unschool Day because my brain needed occupation during the everyday moments of motherhood with the added pressure of endless cooking responsibilities. I needed a me-sized project that I could mentally process during the day until I could sit at a computer in the evening. I immediately knew I wanted to blog but what … Continue reading On writing an unschool blog.
**We did it!** Visit http://www.coolstufftcg.ecwid.com for Mr.8's online Pokemon card store! Mr.8's dedication to his Pokemon store extended through today as he diligently reminded me of every detail left undone and every new idea as it popped into his head. The morning was spent setting everything up on square.com only to realize it didn't have … Continue reading Still working on the Pokemon store…..
**We did it!** Visit http://www.coolstufftcg.ecwid.com for Mr.8's online Pokemon card store! Mr.8 is an entrepreneur, no doubt. He constantly schemes to make money, from the legitimate to the far-fetched fantasy. He talks about opening his own shop when he is an adult and we often discuss business terms like profit, overhead, salary, wage, taxes etc. … Continue reading Pokemon Store, by Mr.8
Decide you don't agree with mainstream American education policies. Maybe you don't like standardized tests, early start times and stoplight behavior charts. Maybe your beef is specific to your child's unique needs and how the school system is failing your child. Maybe your child thrives in school but you know there is more to life … Continue reading How to Unschool in 6 Easy Steps:
*Click here to read more about my ongoing Positive Discipline series.* Our unschool day is also a Positive Discipline day. With lots of support from real-life local friends and a PD Facebook group comprised of my gentle mother friends in Mississippi, we have changed the culture of discipline in our little family. No longer do … Continue reading Positive Discipline and Unschooling
A recent post, On Screen Time, pt. 1, expressed my vitriol towards screen-time. A reader might think, perhaps, I am down on all screen-time but that post expressed my thoughts mostly regarding cartoons, mindless youtube videos and video games. For every moment of screen-time I abhor there is a moment of screen-time I adore: Wimp. … Continue reading On Screen Time, part 2
If I try to start up a project for the kids, my idea is either quickly embraced and quickly forgotten or booed off the table immediately. My children need ownership of an activity to put their hearts into it and really make it their own. Some of my favorite times are when they really run … Continue reading Child-led: Beginning to End