• BattleRanch

    October 8, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    For me, it’s about learning, not schooling.

    It means making school fit the kid, not the kid fit the school. Sometimes that means using curriculum or adapting it, or not using anything at all.

    It means not worrying that my 8 year old can’t read yet, (no disability) but is doing math above her “grade”.

    It’s prioritizing what’s important to me and my children and avoiding wasting time on subjects or themes that don’t fit our goals.

    Most of all, it means understanding that God gave me unique children, with different gifts, dreams, and talents. That He has a goal and purpose for my children and I’m here to help them along💚

    • Mamawithamission

      October 9, 2022 at 2:02 am

      I agree with you 100%! That is exactly our homeschooling.

  • BattleRanch

    October 9, 2022 at 10:21 pm


  • JenniferDixie

    January 21, 2023 at 6:21 pm

    “The child is the curriculum”

    For us, it’s knowing that life is already hard and stressful enough without the extreme academic and societal pressures placed on our children. Childhood is not a race or a competition. Unschooling is respecting that not every child learns the same way, or grasps the same concepts at the same age as others. It is learning through play and movement, with very limited screen time. It is allowing them to chase their passions. It is trusting that your child will learn all they need to in their proper time, not when society has deemed it appropriate.

    I do my best to ensure that our home and homestead is a place of constant learning through experiences, the tactful placement of books, the expectation of helping in the food forest, garden, and with the animals, as well as giving them opportunities to build life skills like cooking. We also supplement with 4-H, field trips, our local environmental center, and our local library. Many days are rough, but I don’t believe my children or I will ever regret allowing them to have a childhood in full. For us, unschooling is learning without walls, conformity, and restrictions while making every attempt to nurture the whole child. It’s the promotion and reverence of individuality, creativity, play, and movement.