Q: What led you to homeschool?
My two boys started out in public school. My oldest was consistently getting singled out by the music teacher since Kindergarten and by the middle of 2nd grade, his home room teacher had been sending him to the principal’s office 3-4 days a week for reasons still unknown. He would get in the vehicle after school and break down in tears every. single. day. The teacher stopped communicating with me. The principal threatened to ban me from the school. Yet, no one could tell us what he had done! And then at 2nd trimester parent/teacher conferences, I was told he needed to “conform.” He did stuff “differently.”
My youngest was in Kindergarten and was starting to get singled out by the same music teacher. I had been researching homeschooling and at that time, my husband and I had enough. I wrote a letter of intent to homeschool and they did not step into that school one more time.
Q: What made you choose unschooling over other types of homeschool?
Q: What exactly does a day in the life of an unschooler look like?
Yesterday was different. Tomorrow will be different still.
Q: Are there set rules for school hours or set assignments?
Q: What is your favorite part of unschooling?
Q: Is there any advice you would give to new unschoolers?
Let their creativity and passions flourish.
I think the mystery I was feeling surrounding unschooling stemmed from the preconceived notions I had drilled into me my entire life from public school. The thought that things can only be successfully done in one way is a dangerously limiting belief. I am so grateful to the Reed family for opening up with me to share their experience with homeschool and unschooling. If you are reading this and thinking you need more information or you think this type of homeschool sounds appealing share your feelings here.