Megan Valnes, an unschooling mom of six, joins me this week to talk about her unschooling journey. Megan was on the podcast once before, way back in 2018, and it was so fun to catch up and see how her life has unfolded since then.
She shares some of the challenges of having a large family, as well as many of the mindset shifts and creative solutions that have helped her meet so many varied needs. We talk a lot about the inner work of deschooling and how it is an ongoing part of her life, even after all of these years of unschooling. Megan reflects on how she has seen trust weave through her journey: trust in her children, their trust in her, as well as her trust in the lifestyle itself. She also shares an example of the healing and relationship repairs that are possible when she focuses on connection instead of control.
It was a beautiful conversation with so many valuable insights!
Questions for Megan
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family? What is everybody interested in right now?
In our earlier conversation back in March 2018, we spoke about how you found unschooling and focused on deschooling. Looking back now, how important was that more focused deschooling phase as part of your journey?
I’d love to hear your experience with navigating the different needs and personalities of six kids. How do you find your unschooling days flow?
I remember reading a book about attachment and the author mentioned that even sensitive caregivers get it right only about 50 percent of the time. What stands out is that they actively acknowledge and repair the disconnecting moments. What has repairing relationships looked like for you?
What has surprised you most about how unschooling has unfolded for your family so far?
What is your favorite thing about your unschooling days right now?
Things mentioned in the episode
Podcast episode 113 – Deschooling with Megan Valnes
Megan’s email is momwifesuperstar at gmail dot com
Stacey Valnes’ Instagram
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