Lucy AitkenRead is an unschooling mom of two that you may know her from her blog, Lulastic and the Hippyshake. Or her YouTube channel. We have a wonderful chat, diving deep into what her family’s move to unschooling has looked like, what’s been the hardest part of the journey so far, what’s been the most surprising, as well her husband’s journey to unschooling.
Quote of the Week
“It’s not really so much about the very specific practical details as much as the big picture of the life you’re trying to lead, which is one where you’re not making decisions based on fear, but you’re making decisions based on connection. And having that overall philosophy is what makes then the details make sense.” ~ Lucy AitkenRead
Questions for Lucy
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family?
How did you discover unschooling?
What has your family’s move to unschooling looked like?
Can you share a bit about your husband’s journey? Was unschooling new to him? If so, how did you help him learn more about it?
What’s been the hardest part of your unschooling journey so far?
What has surprised you most about your journey so far?
You recently started a group and website called Parent Allies. I’d love to know the inspiration behind it and a bit about your plans!
Links to Things Mentioned in the Show
John Holt’s book, How Children Learn
Elisabeth Young-Bruehl’s book, Childism: Confronting Prejudice Against Children