The Beck family of five—Angie, Darren, Josh, Rylie, and Ellie—joins me this week for a wonderful conversation about their unschooling journey. As you can imagine, the six of us had so much fun chatting and sharing stories that our conversation flowed for about two hours, so I’ve split it across two episodes.
In part 1 this week, we dive into how Angie discovered unschooling, their experience with an amazing local homeschooling group, and the fun they had connecting with mentors in their community to dive deep into the kids’ interests. And Josh, Rylie, and Ellie share what they value most about their unschooling lives, including the freedom to really focus on their passions and the self-awareness that comes from being able to make important choices from a young age.
It is so fun to hear from the whole family, each with their own unique experiences and perspectives!
Questions for the Beck family
A short around-the-room intro! Who’s who? What are you up to right now?
How did you discover unschooling and what did your family’s move to unschooling look like?
Diving into unschooling from the kids’ perspectives, what stands out for you as one of the most valuable aspects of growing up unschooling?
Things mentioned in the episode
LEARN homeschool community in Kansas City
The Unschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith
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