Julia Triman joins me to share her family’s unschooling journey. As a mom of two young children, Julia reflects on how her understanding of parenting and learning has changed through observation and being present with them. We talk about the incredible depth of her children’s play and how powerful it is that they can choose what they spend their time doing. Julia also shares about her ongoing process of deschooling and what led her to start posting photos of her children’s snack plates on Instagram! It was such a fun conversation!
Questions for Julia
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?
With younger kids, I’d love to hear more about how you’re seeing learning unfolding. Coming to unschooling, it can be a big paradigm shift to see and value all the learning that’s happening when we’ve grown up seeing it through the lens of curriculum and needing to be taught.
What have you found to be one of the more challenging aspects of deschooling? Can you share a bit about your journey through it?
You finished your PhD a year or so ago. I’d love to hear about that journey and how it wove together with your unschooling lives.
You post on Instagram as @snackplatemama. Can you share the story behind that?
What’s something fun you guys have done recently that you don’t think you’d have done before finding unschooling?
Things mentioned in the episode
Kids, Carrots, and Candy by Jane R. Hirschmann and Lela Zaphiropoulos
Julia is on Instagram as @SnackPlateMama
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