Nikki Zavitz joins me this week to talk about her deschooling journey. She talks about how her life as a teacher influenced her decision to unschool, and how it also created challenges in her deschooling journey. She shares stories from what she calls the “messy middle,” and the beautiful moments that come alive everyday, and the deep connections she has with her girls and her husband as they move through this life together.
Questions for Nikki
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family? What is everyone 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 one of the more challenging aspect of deschooling? And can you share a bit about your journey through it?
When we connected before the call, you mentioned being a recovering perfectionist and how that has guided you on your unschooling journey. I’d love to hear more about that.
The dance of unschooling relationships often includes sharing pieces of our personal journey with our children as it connects to, and bubbles up in, our conversations. How has that been unfolding for you?
What is your favourite thing about your unschooling lives right now?
Things mentioned in the episode
Amy Steinberg’s song Exactly