Alex Peace has been one of my unschooling inspirations for many years! She has three adult children and I’m so excited that she agreed to come on the podcast to talk about her family’s unschooling experiences. We dive into what she found to be the most challenging aspect of deschooling, building trust, stretching comfort zones, how her relationships with her kids have changed now that they’re adults, and lots more.
Ten Questions for Alex
1. Can you share with us a bit about you and your family? What are your kids up to nowadays?
2. How did you discover unschooling and what did your family’s move to unschooling look like?
3. What did you find to be the most challenging aspect of deschooling?
4. What was your husband’s journey to unschooling look like? Was this a new idea to him?
5. When it comes to unschooling, trust plays a really big role. How did you develop that deep level of trust with your children?
6. Was there a time one of your kids’ interests really stretched your comfort zone? How did you move through that?
7. What surprised you most about how unschooling unfolded in your lives?
8. As your children got older and needed less of your hands-on involvement every day, you began developing a career as an editor. In fact, you’ve edited all my books and it’s been a wonderful experience! How did that interest develop and how did you weave that work into your unschooling days?
9. Now that your children are all young adults, in what ways are your relationships the same and in what ways are they different?
10. Looking back, what, for you, has been the most valuable outcome from choosing unschooling?