300 episodes

Explore unschooling with Pam Laricchia, unschooling mom and author. Choosing to live and learn without school isn’t as intimidating as you might first imagine. Children really do love learning when it's driven by curiosity rather than curriculum, and the connected and trusting relationships that develop in unschooling families are priceless.

Exploring Unschooling Pam Laricchia

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 149 Ratings

Explore unschooling with Pam Laricchia, unschooling mom and author. Choosing to live and learn without school isn’t as intimidating as you might first imagine. Children really do love learning when it's driven by curiosity rather than curriculum, and the connected and trusting relationships that develop in unschooling families are priceless.

    Exploring Unschooling Q&A (EU314 Encore)

    Exploring Unschooling Q&A (EU314 Encore)

    Anna, Erika, and I dive into listener questions! We explore technology and “screen time,” deschooling, connection, and validation. And as I mention at the beginning of our conversation, our Q&A conversations aren’t focused on giving anyone the “right” answer. That’s because there isn’t a universal “right” answer for any given situation that will work for […]

    • 56 min
    EU367: The Abundance Mindset

    EU367: The Abundance Mindset

    In this episode, Pam, Anna, and Erika explore the abundance mindset. We often find ourselves thinking about abundance versus scarcity in conversations on the podcast and in the Living Joyfully Network. In this episode, we dive into the many ways that shifting to abundance has helped us and our families with creative problem solving. We […]

    • 33 min
    EU366: Talking Consent with Sara Davidson

    EU366: Talking Consent with Sara Davidson

    Pam and Anna are joined by Living Joyfully Network member Sara Davidson to talk about what she’s been learning about consent. Sara was previously on the podcast in episode 312. It was great to hear her family updates and to dive deep into the topic of consent. We talked about four different types of consent, […]

    • 1 hr 11 min
    EU365: The Independence Agenda

    EU365: The Independence Agenda

    In this episode, Pam, Anna, and Erika dive into a very interesting lens on parenting—the independence agenda. It’s fascinating to see how this seemingly reasonable goal of fostering our children’s independence can get in the way of not only our relationship with them, but their developing self-awareness and inner voice. We talk about how different […]

    • 32 min
    EU364: Unschooling Stumbling Blocks: Including Kids in Decisions

    EU364: Unschooling Stumbling Blocks: Including Kids in Decisions

    We are back with another episode in our Unschooling Stumbling Blocks series and we’re talking about including kids in decisions. There are many reasons why parents may rush through big decisions without giving children a chance to weigh in, but we’ve found that including kids in decisions provides us with useful questions and information, helps […]

    • 30 min
    EU363: Deschooling

    EU363: Deschooling

    Deschooling is a bit of a buzzword in homeschooling and alternative education spaces at the moment. So, let’s dive in! Pam, Anna, and Erika talk about the definition of the word, what that transition to unschooling can look like for parents and adults, the importance of letting go of expectations, some of the paradigm shifts […]

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

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This podcast has changed my life

I am a parent to an 11 year old and I discovered this podcast about a month after I decided to finally pull my son from public school. I had known for a long time that public school would eventually not work for us, and I was desperate to find any resource to help in the decision. Not only did I have ten thousand questions about what to expect, but I also needed to hear from other people who had done this to tell myself that what I was doing was okay.
(I’ve even shared several of these episodes to my closest friends who continuously challenge my decision to not depend on the public educational institution to prepare my son for the world, although they continue to turn a blind eye.)
I have found this to be the best podcast on unschooling as it answers these immediate questions I had as a parent. I love the episodes where she talks to graduated homeschoolers. She covers every ground on the subject of unschooling and I have become so much more confident in our (my son and I) decision to learn this way.
I am beyond grateful for this podcast!!!!

FreedomEducator ,

Inspiring, uplifting, educational

I adore this podcast. I love how there is a wide variety of families experiences shared and lots of parents sharing their stories. Pam is a great host. I learn so much each time I listen.

jolondajoyce ,

Love the podcast.

I love listening to everyone experiences and advice. Hoping to hear from black unschoolers/parents. I'd love to hear some experiences and advice a little more linked closely to my culture.

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