I’m excited to put together some pages to help you explore some of the more common questions about unschooling. As I approach 300 podcast episodes, there is a LOT of super helpful information and insights from many wonderful guests in there! And while I definitely encourage you to listen through the archive to explore the many wonderful facets of unschooling, sometimes there is one burning question you want to dive into RIGHT NOW.
These kinds of deep dive questions lend themselves to compilation episodes on the podcast, where I gather stories and insights from various guests and present them side by side. What I love is how this arrangement can spark new connections for listeners, hearing different perspectives while also discovering the common threads that weave through their answers.
Sometimes there might also be related articles, blog posts, or even books, and I’ll add those to the mix as well.
And I’ll continue adding questions, so hopefully you’ll soon find your question here!
What does unschooling look like in larger families?
As we learn more about unschooling, we’re encouraged to spend time with our kids, to say yes more, to connect with them more, to explore ways to meet everyone’s needs. Add in multiple children, and soon we start to wonder how we’re going to build all these strong, connected, and trusting relationships. It seems daunting! And as one listener put it, “A lot of unschoolers I meet or read about or hear about on podcasts have one child, maybe two, but I find it more rare to hear stories from unschoolers with multiple kids.”
Do you have any podcast episodes with unschooling parents who used to be teachers?
Does it seem like a strange leap to make? To me, choosing teaching indicates an interest in children and in learning, so to dive into that even more deeply with their own children through unschooling does seem like a rather natural next step to take. But whatever the reason behind this pretty common question, the answer is a resounding yes! On the podcast to this point, there have been 22 guests who were, or are, teachers or university professors, who study education at the post-secondary level, or even teach education courses. And I’ll keep the page updated!