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The Unschooling Life

By Amy Childs

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What is unschooling? How does unschooling work? How can I be an unschooling parent – or a better unschooling parent? This podcast is for people who want to be peaceful and respectful parents. It is for people who think learning is a natural byproduct of being alive and being human. It is for people who want to play in the real world, and have more fun.

Customer Reviews

outstanding for anyone with any curiosity about unschooling

I love this podcast. I find it invaluable.

Host Amy Childs, a veteran unschooling practitioner whose children are now young adults, not only offers her own framing of her topics, but she also emphasizes the perspectives of other family-member practitioners - including parents, children and grown children. Occasionally, Childs has also interviewed guests noted for their expertise on child development and learning. In doing so, Childs and her guests have shed light on real-world unschooling questions, principles and practices.

Childs makes this possible by asking these other practitioners about a given topic, and by smoothly editing their answers into the pleasant flow of each episode. Each roughly 15-20 minute episode focuses on a single topic, and I’m always impressed by how concisely, accessibly and thoroughly each one gets covered.

I want to add that there is something matchless about hearing each person’s voice. Even though I love learning from books, the experience wouldn’t be the same if I were to instead read a transcript of each participant’s comments. Offering this as a podcast brings the experience to life.

Whether you are wondering about different homeschooling methods; are considering unschooling; or are already involved in unschooling (as our 12 year old daughter is, with us) - I highly recommend this podcast. I predict that anyone in any of those areas of interest will learn valuable things by listening. I know that I have, and that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the process.

So thank you, Amy Childs, and all your guests, for making this wonderful podcast possible.

Love it!

Vid Axel's review pretty much nailed it. The only things I can add is our kiddo is now a preschooler & soon we need to make some educational decisions in the formal sense. This podcast has been a great introduction to Unschooling as we explore our options. We're leaning more now toward Unschooling, and I'm comforted by the thought of this resource being available as we move in that direction. Each episode is brief making it practical, thoughtfully crafted, and I also enjoy the fun music selections. It's good stuff & I am deeply appreciative.

I love this podcast

The best thing I can say about this podcast is that I listen and re-listen and re-listen to the episodes, and every listen garners something new. It’s a very comforting podcast when your brain feels scattered about your homeschool choices. I recommend it to anyone wanting to learn more about unschooling, current unschoolers who need a booster, or anyone interested in real people with real children who are learning through life experiences. <3

The Unschooling Life
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  • Category: K-12
  • Language: English

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