Category Archives: High School Children Ages 15-18

Unschooling To University Book Project is Ready to Launch on Kickstarter!

I had to wait until my third child graduated university, and my fourth child was accepted, and now I am ready to launch this book: Unschooling To University Back this project on Kickstarter Do you have a child that is … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Get the Degree (or Certificate or Diploma)

When I went to public school, I disliked it enormously.  It seemed more like a maze to navigate intense social constructs, avoid bullying, constantly trying to fit in with peers, and mollify the teacher’s wrath. It was never thought of … Continue reading

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Community Spirit Begins at Home

Many unschooled children do not do “chores” mandated by parents.  Instead, they live in a home environment where contribution and appreciation is freely given among family members of all ages, both within the family and within the bigger community.  The … Continue reading

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STEM Classes for Kids: Do they help or hinder curiosity?

  Someone posed this question to me the other day: “My daughter is showing increased interest in math and science.  Should I enroll her in STEM day-camps, after-school classes, or extra-curricular activities geared to STEM?” Which got me thinking, do … Continue reading

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Self-Directed Kids Don’t Miss Out on Learning Pro-Social Behaviours

Children raised in self-directed environments are kind, giving and empathetic. Just as school is a community, so is a family who unschools. They don’t shield themselves from the world, but do their part to make it better. The difference is … Continue reading

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“Wait until they have to get up early for a real job; then they will be in shock by the real world.”

So my son started his first day of school. He is age 19. He has his first experience of agendas, exams, deadlines, and a structured class. He has been unschooled for grades 1-12 and taught himself various high school classes … Continue reading

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Screen Time Mitigates Summer Learning Loss

  This meme has been floating around my groups and I have to say that I totally disagree with it. First, I am the worst model of this. Email comes first in the morning with my cup of tea. Every … Continue reading

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