Vicky Bennison and her husband always unschooled their two children—now young adults. I met Vicky years ago and we’ve stayed connected online ever since. We have a wonderful conversation diving into her unschooling journey, including what she found to be most challenging, the importance of being curious ourselves, what has surprised her most along the way, stretching her comfort zones, and lots more!
Questions for Vicky
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family?
What did your family’s move to unschooling look like?
What did you find to be the most challenging aspect of moving to unschooling?
What was your husband’s journey to unschooling like?
As you watched your children in action, what kind of things did you discover got in the way of their learning?
I think one of the challenges for parents as they move to unschooling is reawakening their own curiosity and wonder about the world. Did you find that to be a valuable aspect of unschooling?
What surprised you most about how unschooling unfolded in your lives?
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?
As your children have become young adults, have you found that your definition of “success” as a parent has changed since you began your unschooling journey?
Looking back, what has been the most valuable outcome from choosing unschooling?
Links to things mentioned in the show
Vicky mentioned the Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents
Pam’s talk, A Family of Individuals
And you can find Vicky on Facebook