Nisa Deeves and her daughter Jewel join me this week to answer ten questions about their unschooling lives. This was a lovely chat that felt like sharing a cup of tea with old friends. I love the rich tapestry of lives created by all of the unschoolers who so generously share their time with me.
Questions for Nisa and Jewel
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?
What did you find to be the most challenging aspect of deschooling and how did you work through it?
In unschooling circles we talk about the importance of actively supporting our children as they pursue their interests. What has that looked like over the years for you? Were there certain aspects of support that you found most helpful?
Jewel, can you share what you’ve been up to lately?
What was your favourite thing about unschooling during the teen years?
What has surprised you most about how unschooling has unfolded in your lives?
Have you found that your definition of “success” has changed since you began your unschooling journey?
I love hearing about how unschooling parents whose children are now young adults are approaching this next phase of their family’s journey. There are so many possibilities! What are you excited about and how are your lives weaving together?
Looking back, what has been the most valuable outcome from choosing unschooling?
Things mentioned in the episode
Program Jewel attended as a teen, NOCCA Louisiana’s Art Conservatory
Colour Box Bootcamp with the LA make-up artist that Jewel mentioned
They also wanted to mention Laura Bowman’s East Tennessee Unschooled Summer Camp (ETUSC, for teens) and Autodidact Radical Gathering of Homeschoolers (ARGH, for families) events. And you can listen to my conversation with Laura on the podcast!