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Video Games Give Kids A Bigger Academic Edge Than Homework

Excerpted from Unschooling To University: Relationships matter most in a world crammed with content Games are just another food on the buffet of learning Children love their technology and parents know it. If you treat screen time like any other educational … Continue reading

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What If They Play Video Games All Day?

Eventually, they will get bored and move on to something else! As someone who never monitored nor put limits on gaming time, I often worried about the hours spent on video and computer gaming. Will my kids ever try anything … Continue reading

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Videogame Benefits

One of the first statements people make when they hear about the concept of Unschooling or Self-Directed Education is that their child would “just play video games” all day.  When pressed about “why is that so bad?,” they answer with … Continue reading

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Deschooling Ourselves and Growing Trust in Unschooling

Building our trust in the unschooling method of education delivery is a big issue and one that we just have to accept as something we all go through when wading into this new lifestyle, that is so different from what … Continue reading

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Go Ahead. Take a Gap Year in Grade School.

We are almost halfway through this sh*t sh*w of a school year during the time of COVID.  This is why your kids could easily take a half gap year and just play for the rest of the school year, and … Continue reading

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Evidence of Learning: If a child breathes, they learn

Assessment. Evaluation. Judgement. To a parent of a homeschooled child, it all means the same. A representative from a school is going to enter one’s home and make a judgement on the learning of their homeschooled child. It feels like … Continue reading

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Unschooling STEM

When parents think of “unschooling” they imagine their child as a clerk flipping hamburgers at McDonalds. We all need hamburger flippers, but we also need to dispel the myth that unschooled children are uneducated. And especially in the STEM fields. … Continue reading

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Create a Learning Environment that Teaches Without Textbooks

Emily is unexcited about filling out another workbook page for grammar. She is resisting Mom’s coaxing and eventual threats. At age 8, Emily wants to play, but mom wants to feel like some “academic learning” is taking place. Can both … Continue reading

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Children Learn To Write When They Have Something To Say

Many people are worried about teaching their kids to write. Children will learn to write when they have the passion to say something. And it may not be until high school or even when they are in post-secondary schooling. What … Continue reading

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TV Clips

TV CLIPS   CTV-TV  Positive newsclip on “Unschooling” CTV-TV Newsclip on “Unschooling To University” BT-TV Newsclip on “Unschooling To University” BT-TV “Unschooling in Canada” Global TV 2018 “How To Start Homeschooling” CTV-TV “Is Increasing Amounts of Screen Time Bad?” Global … Continue reading

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