Amy Hughes, unschooling mom of eight children, joins me on the podcast this week. Over the years, Amy’s family moved from school to homeschooling to Charlotte Mason and finally to unschooling. She shares the big a-ha that led her to unschooling as well as how unschooling works in her large family. We talk about Amy’s advice to other large families and what has helped her most to avoid overwhelm. She also shares her daughter’s experience with attending college after unschooling.
Amy’s joyful excitement shines through in this inspiring conversation!
Questions for Amy
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family? What is everybody interested in right now?
What did your family’s move from regular homeschooling to unschooling look like?
With eight kids ranging from toddlers to teens, I feel like you’re experiencing different seasons of unschooling all at the same time! How does unschooling look different between toddlers, kids, and teens?
What’s your favorite piece of advice or experience to share about unschooling in large families?
One of the more common questions that comes up as people explore unschooling is, what about college? I’d love to hear about your experience with unschoolers choosing to go to college.
What has surprised you most about how unschooling has unfolded for your family?
Things mentioned in the episode
Simple Little Amy on Instagram
Unschoolers on Instagram
The Living Joyfully Network community
The Network is a wonderful online community for parents to connect and engage in candid conversations about living and learning through the lens of unschooling. Our shared goals are to embrace lifelong learning, develop strong and connected relationships with our children, and cultivate a thriving unschooling lifestyle in our families.
This month, our theme is The Treasure of Time and we’re exploring it through the lenses of expectations and flow.
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