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Old 02-22-2013, 01:08 AM   #1
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Are there enough of us here that we could start up a thread?

If not, I need to find a good unschooling support group or forum. I just need to be around others who feel the same way I do. Dh isn't completely on board with it, but he sees the sense of it with our eldest DD. I think it is just so far out of the realm of what he has been exposed to, that he is having a hard time comprehending how it might actually work.

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My curiosity is piqued! Can you fill me in on what unschooling is all about? I have a 2-yr-old and a 10-month-old, so we still have time to make decisions about their education. Thanks, mama!
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Are there enough of us here that we could start up a thread?

If not, I need to find a good unschooling support group or forum. I just need to be around others who feel the same way I do. Dh isn't completely on board with it, but he sees the sense of it with our eldest DD. I think it is just so far out of the realm of what he has been exposed to, that he is having a hard time comprehending how it might actually work.
There's a Yahoo! group called Always Learning and also a Facebook group called "Radical Unschooling" that you can check out.
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Re: Unschoolers Check-In

IDK if we are unschoolers right now... since technically we are starting some of the K activities and reading for the curriculum we're using next year. It's a Charlotte Mason curriculum. Since we're not being really scheduled about anything right now it feels like unschooling.
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We are unschoolers. I've found some good groups on facebook... one for unschoolers in our local metro area and one for Catholic unschoolers. But I'd chat here too.
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My curiosity is piqued! Can you fill me in on what unschooling is all about? I have a 2-yr-old and a 10-month-old, so we still have time to make decisions about their education. Thanks, mama!
I have a crap time trying to explain Unschooling, so here are a couple links to people who can explain it better than I can.

http://www.holtgws.com/unschooling.html
http://zenhabits.net/unschool/
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There's a Yahoo! group called Always Learning and also a Facebook group called "Radical Unschooling" that you can check out.
Thanks, I will check them out =) I have tried several times not to be a radical unschooler, but I pretty much failed at it. I'm about ready to sell all of the curriculum I've purchased and be done with it.
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Idk what I am lol but i would be interested in chatting on here too!
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I have been reading a lot more of the Sandra Dodd Unschooling articles and watched an interview with her. I am fascinated, even if I don't 100% agree all of the time.
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