Erika Ellis joins me again on the podcast this week! On previous episodes, Erika and I have talked about unschooling book clubs and self care, but she’s back to share more about her unschooling journey.
We talk about the paradigm shifts that she made during deschooling and how her and her husband’s teaching work influenced their path. Erika also shares her experiences moving through the fears and discomfort that pop up as her kids grow older. We talk about the exciting energy of the new year and how her self-care practices have changed over time.
Through the whole conversation, the joy of her family’s unschooling life shines through!
Questions for Erika
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?
When you were in the thick of deschooling, what were some of the most challenging paradigm shifts you made?
Even after we move through the bulk of deschooling, challenges and fears continue to bubble up here and there because that’s life. And we’ve come to realize that they really are all about us, aren’t they?
What has your husband’s journey to unschooling looked like? Was this a new idea to him?
Has there been a time when one of your kids’ interests really stretched your comfort zone? How did you move through that?
What, so far, has surprised you most about how unschooling has unfolded in your lives?
We had a conversation on the podcast a couple of years ago, episode 201, diving into self-care, which I encourage everyone to check out! I’d love to hear how your experience with self-care may have evolved since then. And with this episode coming out in the new year, can you share some thoughts on embracing that energy?
What is your favourite thing about the flow of your unschooling days right now?
From your perspective right now, what has been the most valuable outcome from choosing unschooling so far?
Things mentioned in the episode
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This month, our theme is Cultivating Self Awareness and we’re exploring it through the lenses of curiosity and acceptance.
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