Tag: unschooling

Complex Symmetry From a 4 Year Old

I re-discovered some photos I took of my now 7 year old, who when he was 4 had this habit of creating near perfect and very complex symmetrical models with things like Duplo and Hama Beads. It’s interesting to reflect on it now.  I would often speak to him about the symmetrical things he created,

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Limiting Tech for Kids

Tech and food have to be the biggest areas that cause debate (and tensions!) within the unschooling world. It’s also interesting to note that those that create the tech often seem to limit it greatly with their children. Here it mentions the Gate’s and Zuckerberg’s massively limit (or plan to) the tech for their kids.  It

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Each and every child

Each and every child is such a joy and learning experience. 5 kids in, some would think that we would be accustomed to the ins and outs of how children grow.  That perhaps the little things wouldn’t spark joy. But it is far from the truth. As parents, we grow as each child grows. As

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Flipping the Order of ‘Schooling’

It’s interesting atm, with our 7 year old.  He’s never been to school and we’ve been doing our best to nurture his interests.  Right now all he wants is to be physically active.  Give him the choice of doing some kind of active thing and it’s an immediate yes. Gymnastics and football are the things

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Keeping Track of Books Read

I have two teens in the house at the moment (13 & 14) and I really appreciate the discussions we have and all the resulting decisions they make in regards to their ‘education’. We are (currently) lucky in the UK to not have too much monitoring on our learning activities and I’ve traditionally not been

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Witness

One of the greatest things about unschooling is the ability to witness your life and connections around you. The love, the learning, the reality, the growth, the good times and the god awful bad times. This is how people grow into well balanced human beings. The more we unschool, the more I want to be

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Lose Control

As a modern human race we seem to have become obsessed with the need to control and measure everything. At school there is so much that is monitored, controlled and measured.  It’s scary to even think about some of the things that are being trialled out.  Gathering student brainwave data is one example. Or the

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Piper Has Flipped On Us!

Of course, not physically flipping!  But she’s changed on us literally overnight. Up until last week she was a complete night owl.  Not going to sleep properly until midnight, sometimes with a bit of luck it she would be asleep by 10pm.  The knock on effect is that she wouldn’t wake up until midday.  Which

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