HEM’s Questions & Answers - July-August 2011

Suited for Unschooling?

My husband and I always planned to unschool when we had kids, but now that I’m a new mother I don’t know if I’m suited for it. Everything I read talks about lively group events and getting out to do things. I am a shy person. I work at home as a fiber artist every spare minute. Philosophically I believe in unschooling but maybe the kind of person I am is unsuited to providing the energized environment my son will need to flourish. How do shy, preoccupied unschooling parents do this? -Maggie

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2 Responses to “Suited for Unschooling?”

  1. Tina says:

    Don’t give up!
    Talk to your kid and husband and see if they wanna try a free school.Your child will unschool in school what is pretty cool!

  2. Heidi Ahrens says:

    Unschooling is about the way your child learns and following their lead, not about a prescriptive method, so just follow your children and yourself. I know for a fact that my four year old would love to be in your unschool. She loves to sew, weave, needle felt, what a great place to start having a fiber artist as a mama teacher

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