Jayn Coburn joins me this week to talk about her experience growing up unschooling. Her mom, Robyn, joined me back in 2017 so it was great to connect with Jayn! She openly shares her unschooling experience and insights. We talk about video games, learning, food controls, and touch many of the big topics that come up for families new to unschooling. It’s wonderful to hear her perspective and see how unschooling has influenced her life.
Questions for Jayn
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family?
What were some of your interests growing up and how did you pursue them?
It can be hard for parents to let go of our inclination to judge our children’s interests, thinking of things that more easily fit into the “academic box” as better. Yet fandoms and participating in pop culture can be great learning tools for unschoolers, can’t they?
On a related note, I’d love to hear your take on the ways that school and homeschoolers are represented in popular media.
Another common deschooling challenge for parents surrounds food choices and limitations. What has your experience been with that?
What do you appreciate most about growing up unschooling?
Things mentioned in the episode
Podcast episode with Jayn’s mom EU074
Jayn participated in Speaker’s League as a teen
Jayn mentioned the Free To Be unschooling conference
The college Jayn is attending: NYFA – Los Angeles