Last year I made a change in our homeschool.
LittleMan wasn’t thriving anymore and he needed the freedom and power that comes with leading his own education. So I stopped planning his lessons and I stopped telling him what he needed to learn. Instead I worked with him to develop an unschool approach that would ensure he and I were both satisfied with his education.
With each small change we made, we instantly felt happier and more excited about homeschooling.
Soon friends started noticing the changes in our attitudes and our learning styles.
We were asked, “How did you do it? How did you make the switch to unschooling?”
So I thought back over the past year and all the little changes we made, and I consolidated all my methods into one 30 day workshop.
Last month I hosted the first class of the 30 Day Unschool Challenge.
Everyday for 30 days, I emailed one challenge a day out to participants. And I participated in the challenge too! Via email, I bounced ideas and shared tips and got feedback about how the challenge was going.
At the end of the course, I sent out a link to an anonymous survey to find out what people really thought about the 30 Day Unschool Challenge. The results were unanimous. Every participant who responded to the survey said they considered it a helpful resource, a positive experience, and that they would recommend it to a friend.
But leading a workshop every month just didn’t make sense. People would benefit more from a resource that they could use at their own pace. Something they could put down and come back to periodically.
So I took all of the information from that workshop, and I created this book.
Who is this book for?
Anyone who is interested in the unschool method of homeschooling.
Anyone who is tired of fighting with their child to finish pre-planned lessons, anyone who wants to support and encourage independent learning, anyone who wants to foster a culture of learning within their family and home.
Does it take a lot of time?
No. This challenge is designed specifically for parents who have other stuff to do. All you’ll need is a notebook, a pen, and a few minutes a day to write.
Plus, if life gets in the way, you can always take a break and come back to finish the challenge later on.
What if my child is unmotivated to learn?
There’s a chapter in there specifically for you. All my tried and true tips and tricks (and a brief overview of what not to do) to motivate the unmotivated student.
I’ll even let you pay whatever you want for it! Why pay what you want? Because I get it. We’re all homeschooling parents here. We all know what its like to fund our child’s education.
I’ve been there, waiting for that certain item to go on sale because you just know it will help your child grasp a new concept but you can’t quite afford the retail price. So here’s something you don’t have to worry about squeezing into the budget. Pay what you want and enjoy this fun and practical resource for unschooling families.