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Snapshot Of An Unschooling Family

Written by Sylvia Toyama I was asked by a friend who is relatively new to the idea of unschooling, “You don’t do any instruction? What do you do?” I replied that we live full lives, with our kids, and that we talk a lot. When asked about math or history, I replied that those topics come up along the way. Then I shared some recent examples of what we talk about and do. That conversation got me thinking, what...

Unschooling and Electronics

If you limit the time your child can play video games, be on the computer, or watch TV… WHY? I’m aware of many conventional reasons…er…excuses…. Have you ever really thought about it? I know that a lot of parents put limits on their children; it’s pretty typical in mainstream families because they rule and control everything. They use it as punishments and rewards. Many unschoolers that I know...