Back in 2018, I spoke to Summer Jean about her experience growing up unschooling. We talked about how her mom came to unschooling, how they dealt with disapproval from extended family members, how her interest in glass art came about, and some of the common questions she gets when people learn she didn’t go to school.
It’s always so interesting to hear stories from the perspective of grown unschoolers and to see just how unique each person’s journey is!
Questions for Summer
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family?
What did your family’s move to unschooling look like?
What inspired you to learn more about unschooling and did it change the way you saw your childhood?
I understand that you guys experienced quite a bit of pressure and disapproval from extended family growing up. How did you deal with that? Any tips you’d like to share?
How did you discover your passion for glass art and how did that unfold?
When people find out you that you grew up unschooled, I imagine they are full of questions. What are some of the most common questions you get?
Links to things mentioned in the show
Pam’s blog post, The Nature of Time (an excerpt from her book, The Unschooling Journey: A Field Guide)
Summer’s unschooling Facebook page, This Beautiful Living Freedom
Summer’s personal Facebook, and her business, Mermaid Art Glass, on Facebook, and Instagram
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