Roberto and Emily Lujano are unschooling their three children. Roberto approached me earlier this year about translating my book, Free to Learn, into Spanish. I really enjoyed working with him and wanted to learn more about his family’s unschooling experience.
Quote of the Week
“You are not trusting the process and you are not trusting your kids, but also, I realized it is because I do not trust myself and I never have.” ~ Emily Lujano
Questions for Roberto and Emily
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family, and how you came to unschooling?
I’d love to hear what your kids are enjoying at the moment. What are they interested in and how are the pursuing it?
How did you build trust in the process of unschooling?
What has been the most challenging aspect of moving to unschooling for you?
You recently translated my book, Free to Learn, into Spanish. You’ve also translated Teresa Graham Brett’s book, Parenting For Social Change. What inspired you to begin translating books?
What I’ve found incredibly interesting about the translation process, with French and Spanish now out and Hungarian soon to be published, is that it’s not just about translating the book word for word, but about translating the ideas. For example, translating an idea from English to Spanish may use different words entirely, a process I’ve seen referred to as language localization. Can you share an example?
I love the fluid nature of how we make income to support our unschooling lives. It can change over the years to meet our personal and family needs as they evolve. You left your job a couple of years ago to spend more time with your family. Can you share a bit about how you made that choice and how you managed the transition?
Recently you’ve chosen to return to full-time work, and you guys are moving to another state for your new job. What has that transition been like?
Links to Things Mentioned in the Show
Roberto’s Facebook page: Roberto Lujano