Heather Clark joins me this week! I first met Heather a few years ago at an unschooling conference and I love the way she and her family have slowly but surely woven an interest in travel into their lives. We dive into her journey to unschooling, the story behind embracing travel, the value of embracing curiosity, the joy and power of embracing interests, and lots more.
Questions for Heather
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?
You guys travel about half the year and are at your home base for the other half. I’d love to hear the story behind the choice to embrace travel! What do your unschooling days look like when you’re in a new place? Can you share a story from your recent travels?
Even if long-distance travels aren’t on a family’s horizon, I think bringing that exploration mindset into our every day lives can be really valuable. It’s about embracing our curiosity, isn’t it?
With unschooling, we talk about how beautifully learning flows from following our children’s interests, rather than trying to direct it through curricula. It makes sense intellectually, but in practice, parents can sometimes find themselves worrying that their child’s world seems to be getting smaller, especially if they have a passion or two that they love to focus on. Yet, in my experience, when we trust and embrace their interests, they can be a window to the whole wide world. Has that been your experience with Jamie?
What’s your favourite thing about your unschooling days right now?
Links to things mentioned in the show
Heather’s website: arightsizedlife.com