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Old 02-25-2013, 06:51 PM   #11
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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.
What she has to say really resonates with me. Sounds like such an intuitive, kind way to parent and to partner with your kids as they live and learn. Not that I don't struggle with the application of the principles (I think I'm totally deschooled and then little things come up to show me I'm still in the process), but I keep an open mind when I read on those discussion groups I suggested and it makes so much sense to me.

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:25 PM   #12
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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.
Oh, I didn't know there was a Catholic Unschoolers group; what's it like? I'm requesting to join now. Feel free to PM me if you'd like!

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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.
Ha, resistance is futile. Just drink the organic vegan protein shake already. ;-) At this point, I've only read about radical unschooling—what's the difference between radical and "regular" unschooling? Are those who don't consider themselves radical just less likely to incorporate the principles into certain aspects of their family life (e.g., less flexible with bedtime negotiations)?
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Re: Unschoolers Check-In

My dd is only 4 so its hard to label things yet, but I feel more drawn to unschooling than anything else right now. Im not radical, but Im pretty relaxed in all regards. For example I try to encourage healthy foodchoices but there is no punishment, and I do put my dc to bed but if they play in their room tthat's fine.

That said, I am thinking of purchasing an ebook about teaching reading since its on sale for 99 cents. I wont drill her or anything but I would like to get the ball rolling.
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