Kinsey Norris is an unschooling mom with two kids and we had a wonderful chat about her journey! She has a background in Early Childhood Education and it was fascinating to see how many seeds were planted along the way that ultimately grew into the amazing unschooling life they are living as a family today.
Questions for Kinsey
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family? What are you each into right now?
How did you discover unschooling and what did your family’s move to unschooling look like?
What have you found to be the most challenging aspect of deschooling so far? And what’s been your experience as you work through it?
I think one of the biggest paradigm shifts for me as we moved deeper into unschooling and I focused on building connected, respectful relationships with the kids, was how I approached moments when things got challenging—like when the kids wanted to do different things, or when I was uncomfortable about something one of them wanted to do. It was such a paradox for me! How on earth would being open and creative help me narrow in on the “best” solution? They practically seemed like opposites. But it’s often in moving through those moments when creativity really shines, isn’t it?
With the holidays on the horizon, we can find ourselves spending time with extended family members who don’t really understand our lifestyle. Do you have some ideas or tips that have been helping you guys move through those moments?
What’s your favourite thing about the flow of your unschooling days right now?
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