Maria Randolph’s unschooled daughter is now twenty, which gives her a great perspective to look back on her own deschooling, It was a fascinating journey! We talk about what she found to be one of the most challenging areas to deschool, regret and how it can get in the way, her journey through the question, “But how will they learn math?” and lots more!
Questions for Maria
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family?
How did you discover unschooling and what did your family’s move to unschooling look like?
What was the most challenging area of deschooling for you? And how did you work your way through it?
Sometimes it can take us a while to work through our issues before unschooling really begins to flow in our lives. And that can leave us dealing with feelings of regret. Was that your experience? And if so, how did you move through that?
As people are deschooling, it’s pretty common for them to be asking lots of questions, often phrased as, “But how will they …?”—fill in the blank with their current pressing concern. I thought we’d tackle a couple of them today. Let’s start with, “But how will they learn algebra?”
Another common one is, “But how will they learn to work in a group?”
With your official unschooling years behind you, looking back, what has been the most valuable outcome from choosing unschooling?
Links to things mentioned in the show
Maria is an admin for the Facebook group, Unschooling Q & A