On not being overwhelmed

Over the last two weeks I have started to worry that we are not doing something right; that somehow we have got this whole unschooling/homeschooling thing wrong. So many of the homeschooling blogs that I read frequently talk about feeling overwhelmed by it all, by the necessity of teaching their kids everything and how it…

A quick blossoming

I already knew that we had a great son – but I am simply amazed at just how much more he can shine and extend himself outside of the confines of standard education. I know that it has been not even a week, but already the changes are just extraordinary.  I am sure that there…

The First Day

After several years of thought, debate, argument, planning, worry and sometimes anguish, today was Connor’s first day of being unschooled. We got off to what I felt was a bit of a rocky start.  At the appointed time he sat down and started to watch some Khan Academy videos.  After a while I wandered in…