The jump into Unschooling…
Kerry McDonald is the author for the blog at Whole Family Learning and she did a profile post on how we become an unschooling family.
She had asked via her Facebook page if anyone wanted to share their story about choosing a self-directed learning style for their homeschool….
…and I felt a strong desire to explain how we made the final jump into unschooling.
Almost a year ago, I started reading a book called How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature, by Scott Sampson. It changed how I wanted to raise our four children, but it wasn’t until the beginning of this new year (2016) that I fully embraced a lifestyle and homeschool change.Going outside and playing in nature is so important, as is learning about your environment – trees, flowers, how to grow and cook food. Also, I want my children to know what makes our community and city special – and by using the community’s resources we gain an authentic relationship with its history and geography.I have always been an eclectic teacher for my children, but when my youngest gave me such push-back in strategies that had worked for the older three, I knew something needed to change–and it was going to have to be me!