Erin Rosemond, an unschooling mom of four, joins me this week to talk about her unschooling journey. Erin shares her earliest reflections on her own schooling experience and how they prepared her for embracing the idea of home educating her children. We dive deep into the ideas of interdependence, collaboration, and kindness, and how unschooling has created family relationships that really incorporate those values.
Erin also shares her thoughts on the accessibility and affordability of unschooling to the wider community and her belief that all families should have community support to make educational choices that work for them. And we talk about how she and her husband have navigated their work schedules while still unschooling. Erin has years of unschooling experience and has so many great insights to share!
Questions for Erin
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?
As I embraced unschooling, I found that so much of my work was internal, focused on connecting, supporting, and engaging with my kids rather than teaching them. But, certainly at first, it can be hard to understand what that actually looks like in action. What has that looked like for you? How do you approach your unschooling days?
Over the years, you’ve woven together unschooling and paid work. Can you share what that looked like and how you navigated it?
I’ve really enjoyed reading around your blog, Ever Learning. So much goodness! One post that really spoke to me was, ‘Shining Our Light: Kindness as Mindset.’ It’s not about grand gestures, but small moments of everyday kindness that can make a big difference, right?
When we connected, you mentioned that you’re often thinking through ways for unschooling to be accessible and affordable to more people. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
What has surprised you most about how unschooling has unfolded for your family?
Things mentioned in the episode
Check out the Living Joyfully Network
Erin mentioned the blog, Taking a Kinder Path
Erin’s Instagram is @ever.learning
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