Michelle Morcate joins me this week to talk about their unschooling journey and how unschooling is such a natural fit when considering neurodiversity because it’s all about facilitating our children as individuals, how they learn, and how they want to move through the world. Michelle’s excitement as an ally and advocate is contagious and we have a wonderful, flowing conversation about it all.
Questions for Michelle
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family? What is everybody interested in right now?
How did you discover unschooling and what did your family’s move to unschooling look like?
One of the core concepts of unschooling is that it asks us to respect each child for who they are and to meet them where they are. Full stop. Which I think explains why this lifestyle works so beautifully for every child—including neurodivergent children. It’s all about them, not us.
That’s such a powerful paradigm shift, isn’t it?
Helping our kids explore the world and figure out how they like to learn things is just one aspect of unschooling. It’s also about helping them understand themselves and how they tick so they gain confidence and trust in themselves. In the bigger picture of life, I think that’s even more valuable. How are you seeing that play out?
Are there other ways in which you’re seeing unschooling support neurodiversity?
What is it about unschooling that makes it a great fit for your family?
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