Anna Brown is back! We have so much fun diving into her family’s move to unschooling, how she developed trust in the process, what she found to be the most challenging aspect, tips for moving from conventional parenting to consensual living, stretching our comfort zones, and lots more.
Ten Questions for Anna
1. Can you share with us a bit about you and your family?
2. What did your family’s move to unschooling look like?
3. How did you develop trust in unschooling? Meaning, what helped you move from intellectually understanding unschooling to knowing in your bones that it was the lifestyle you wanted for your family?
4. What did you find to be the most challenging aspect of moving to unschooling?
5. What was your husband’s journey to unschooling like?
6. You have a website, choosingconnection.com, home to some great articles you’ve written about consensual living. Can you share how your interest in consensual living developed and how it has evolved over the years?
7. Can you share some tips for moving from conventional parenting and toward creating a climate for consensual living in the family?
8. Over the years, I’ve heard you talk a few times about the importance of the stories we tell ourselves. We think it’s just in our heads, so what’s the big deal? But it really can be a big deal, can’t it?
9. Was there ever an interest or activity that one of your kids wanted to pursue that stretched your comfort zone? How did you move through that?
10. Looking back, what has been the most valuable outcome from choosing unschooling?
Links to things mentioned in the show
Anna’s website, choosingconnection.com
John Holt’s book, Learning All the Time
Pam’s book, The Unschooling Journey