Tag Archives: deschooling

Embracing

I woke up this morning with a post on my mind, a list of all the things I must embrace because my daughter is autistic. I embrace the fact that she’s afraid of movies and I won’t be able to … Continue reading

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A typical unschooling day, +autism

People are always asking what an unschooling day looks like. The answer of course is that every single one is different. And with autism? Of course every kid on the spectrum is so, so different. But here is one of … Continue reading

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Unschooling Fun

I’m 39 weeks pregnant, waiting for baby, feeling huge and very slow and with lots of practice contractions slowing me down. Plus my daughter and I are sick. Which means we’ve basically stayed inside our house for two weeks. I … Continue reading

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Good Stories

A month or so ago, I noticed that every story I had told recently about my daughter was negative. We’d had some exhausting weeks–for her, illness exacerbates every symptom of autism, and her dad and I often feel that we’re … Continue reading

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Too difficult for grown-ups

I didn’t post for a while as I finished–and recovered from–graduate school. I put aside this winter to do some “deschooling” as unschooling families talk about, some finding myself, some peace after 25 years of school and pressure. A friend … Continue reading

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Continual surprise

My daughter and husband are out in the forest, going on a “hike” which these days means talking with her about all the cool sticks and rocks and leaves she finds for about a half mile. I just received a … Continue reading

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Mom

One of my favorite bloggers recently posted that she pulled her son from school. She wrote, “I’m just trying really hard to keep my boy’s spirit and curiosity intact (or at least not diminishing before my very eyes).” This statement … Continue reading

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