Category Archives: How to Unschool

The nitty-gritty of how to unschool in everyday life.

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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Unschooling FAQ – Societal Concerns

Giving kids control of their education is giving them too much power. Learners already have the power. The assumption that we “allow” control of their education is a myth. A child has power and control. We adults hate to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Unschooling FAQ – Academic Concerns

  Can kids really “catch up” on 12 years of schooling when they are teenagers? Children are not catching up on knowledge but switching to a different track – one that requires more output/demonstration of what they already have learned. … Continue reading

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Unschooling FAQ – Social Concerns

What about socialization? Forced association is not socialization. In any area of life, people come together from different ages, genders, cultures, religions, nationality, and occupations. Except school which sorts children according to the above categories. Raising children in a home … Continue reading

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Video Games Give Kids A Bigger Academic Edge Than Homework

Excerpted from Unschooling To University, by Judy Arnall 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 tool, it will not be elevated … 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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Mandatory Online Learning Places Parents as Unpaid School Administrators

Jill Baker, an online blogger wrote: “With the lingering effects of a summer move hanging over her, one Ohio homeschool mom evaluated her options and decided to try out an online public school program. “I thought it would be a … Continue reading

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