Jennie Gomes is an unschooling mom to three young children and we thought we’d do something interesting. Jennie was on the podcast just over a year ago, episode 25, and we chatted about her deschooling journey. She graciously agreed to come back on the show to answer the same questions, but now with another year of unschooling experience under her belt. That means you guys can listen to her previous episode and then this episode to see how her understanding of unschooling has evolved over the past year and how things have changed in how it plays out in their daily lives.
Quote of the Week
“I feel like it’s her trust in us and confidence in herself that catapults her development.” ~ Jennie Gomes
Questions for Jennie
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family and how you first came across the idea of unschooling?
What were some of your bigger fears or uncertainties as you first began unschooling and what do they look like now?
Has your relationship with your husband changed as your family has embraced unschooling?
Can you share what you’ve learned as you move away from control and punishment as parenting tools? Are there patterns you’ve discovered?
How do you handle the daily challenges that come with having three children of different ages, temperaments, and interests?
The curiosity and energy of young kids is just incredible, isn’t it? What are some of the little things you do during the day to recharge your own energy?
What’s been the hardest part of your unschooling journey so far?
What’s been the easiest part of your journey?
Links to Things Mentioned in the Show
Find info about the Childhood Redefined Summit at childhoodredefined.com
Jennie’s first conversation with Pam, EU025: Deschooling with Jennie Gomes
Sandra Dodd’s second conversation with Pam, EU071: Changes in Parents with Sandra Dodd