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The Unschooling Mom2Mom podcast is a quick conversation with Sue Patterson, coach, author, and mother of 3 grown unschoolers. Sue shares inspiration and tips to help you find the unschooling confidence you're looking for! Even if you’re more of a “homeschooler” than an “unschooler,” these 10 minute(ish) podcasts can help you find more joy in parenting, educating and connecting with your children!

Unschooling Mom2Mom Sue Patterson

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 72 Ratings

The Unschooling Mom2Mom podcast is a quick conversation with Sue Patterson, coach, author, and mother of 3 grown unschoolers. Sue shares inspiration and tips to help you find the unschooling confidence you're looking for! Even if you’re more of a “homeschooler” than an “unschooler,” these 10 minute(ish) podcasts can help you find more joy in parenting, educating and connecting with your children!

    #136 How do Unschoolers Learn Subjects WITHOUT Curriculum?

    #136 How do Unschoolers Learn Subjects WITHOUT Curriculum?

    That's one of the biggest questions from parents looking into unschooling?
    It's what we talked about in April's Unschooling Question of the Month.
    And even after an hour of talking about it on the video (recording here) Sue Patterson shares even more about how unschooling provides everything your child will need!

    Free PDF mentioned on the Podcast:
    Follow-Up Unschooling Resources

    Academic Bundle
    Unschooling Guides to show you specifically how unschoolers learn The Basics (Reading/Writing/Math) plus the best-selling Everything Counts ebook as a bonus!
    Discounted Bundle here

    Read the Transcript here
    How Do Unschoolers Learn What They Need?
    _____________________________________________________

    Reach out if you need help figuring out how unschooling can work for your family!
    You don't have to do this alone!
    www.UnschoolingMom2Mom.com

    Like what you're hearing? Want to buy Sue a cup of coffee?
    Now you can!
    Buy Me a Coffee


    Creating Confidence Membership Group
    Podcast listeners can join without the sign up fee - so use this link! Jumping Into Unschooling Course (for new unschoolers) Math WITHOUT Curriculum Course (for those worrying about unschooling math!) Private 1:1 Coaching with Sue Free Email List with weekly unschooling resources

    • 12 min
    #135: What's Wrong with "A Little Curriculum?"

    #135: What's Wrong with "A Little Curriculum?"

    Learning to unschool can be scary - and it's not unusual for parents to hang onto "a little curriculum" for certain subjects. Usually, it's the ones we don't feel that comfortable with. And why is that? Maybe it's simple preferences - but maybe it's because of the way schools taught us!

    This week, I want to encourage you to examine your ideas about subjects BEFORE you throw money at curriculum for the upcoming months.  Let's help you SEE that learning is happening all around - you don't need to check boxes for certain topics/subjects. And  if that makes you too uneasy, let's check boxes based on the kids' interests!

    I have a lot of resources to help you do that in my membership group. And remember that Podcast listeners can join without the $99 sign up fee using this link:
    Creating Confidence Membership Group.
    https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/podcast-friends

    On April 5, 2024, I'm hosting our free Unschooling Question of the Month Webinar:
    How Will they Learn Subjects if we unschool?  
    1pm (Central)
    Sign up here:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unschoooling-question-of-the-month-how-do-unschoolers-learn-subjects-registration-876018112757

    More about Deschooling:
    https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/deschooling

    All webinars are in a playlist at YouTube:
    Unschooling Webinar Playlist


    _____________________________________________________

    Reach out if you need help figuring out how unschooling can work for your family!
    You don't have to do this alone!
    www.UnschoolingMom2Mom.com

    Like what you're hearing? Want to buy Sue a cup of coffee?
    Now you can!
    Buy Me a Coffee


    Creating Confidence Membership Group
    Podcast listeners can join without the sign up fee - so use this link! Jumping Into Unschooling Course (for new unschoolers) Math WITHOUT Curriculum Course (for those worrying about unschooling math!) Private 1:1 Coaching with Sue Free Email List with weekly unschooling resources

    • 10 min
    #134: Finding Your People - How DO Unschoolers Find Each Other?

    #134: Finding Your People - How DO Unschoolers Find Each Other?

    Are you having trouble finding other unschooling families?


    Or maybe you’d just like to find people who don’t want to talk about curriculum all the time?

    This week, I'm sharing 5 ways you can find the people who are going to make this unschooling journey more enjoyable. It's so great to find others who are also working their way through their fears, deschooling their old ideas, and embracing a better life for their own family.

    Here are a few resources mentioned on the Podcast:

    🎙 See the YouTube Podcast Playlist
    🤓 Read Along at the Blogpost
    🎥 Deschooling Playlist
    🎙 #27 Unschooling Mom2Mom Podcast: Finding Community or Building It?
    👩🏼‍🤝‍👩🏻 Unschooling Friendly Conferences
    💞 Sue's Membership Group - An Supportive Unschooling Community


    _____________________________________________________

    Reach out if you need help figuring out how unschooling can work for your family!
    You don't have to do this alone!
    www.UnschoolingMom2Mom.com

    Like what you're hearing? Want to buy Sue a cup of coffee?
    Now you can!
    Buy Me a Coffee


    Creating Confidence Membership Group
    Podcast listeners can join without the sign up fee - so use this link! Jumping Into Unschooling Course (for new unschoolers) Math WITHOUT Curriculum Course (for those worrying about unschooling math!) Private 1:1 Coaching with Sue Free Email List with weekly unschooling resources

    • 11 min
    #133: Pi Day - Your Unschooling Reality Check

    #133: Pi Day - Your Unschooling Reality Check

    Pi Day is this Week! 
    And maybe you're looking for some ideas or wondering what to do if your kid isn't really into it.  Let's get real about PiDay!

    Collection of 85 Pi Day Memes and Jokes here:
    https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/pi-day

    Pinterest Board: Pi Day
    https://www.pinterest.com/umom2mom/pi-day-fun/

    Strewing Calendar
    https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/strewing-calendars

    Sue's Membership Group - where parents support each other without any pressure!
    See what's included here: 
    https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/creating-confidence-membership

    Learning Math WITHOUT Curriculum Course
    https://suepatterson-unschooling.thinkific.com/courses/unschooling-math



    _____________________________________________________

    Reach out if you need help figuring out how unschooling can work for your family!
    You don't have to do this alone!
    www.UnschoolingMom2Mom.com

    Like what you're hearing? Want to buy Sue a cup of coffee?
    Now you can!
    Buy Me a Coffee


    Creating Confidence Membership Group
    Podcast listeners can join without the sign up fee - so use this link! Jumping Into Unschooling Course (for new unschoolers) Math WITHOUT Curriculum Course (for those worrying about unschooling math!) Private 1:1 Coaching with Sue Free Email List with weekly unschooling resources

    • 11 min
    #132: Too Much Technology? How do I know??

    #132: Too Much Technology? How do I know??

    Parents worry all the time about whether their kids are on their devices too much. Our childhoods certainly weren't like this - and now that the kids are home all the time, that can seem like a LOT of time on technology.

    So what do we do?

    Sue Patterson shares strategies for how to accurately assess the situation and gives some solutions you could use today!

    UNSCHOOLING RESOURCES MENTIONED

    Unschooling Guide: Brainstorm Time
    Private Coaching with Sue
    Group Coaching

    Past Podcasts about Technology:
    #76: Technology & Your Kids
    #51 : Addicted to Technology
    #30 : Unschooling & Technology
    _____________________________________________________

    Reach out if you need help figuring out how unschooling can work for your family!
    You don't have to do this alone!
    www.UnschoolingMom2Mom.com

    Like what you're hearing? Want to buy Sue a cup of coffee?
    Now you can!
    Buy Me a Coffee


    Creating Confidence Membership Group
    Podcast listeners can join without the sign up fee - so use this link! Jumping Into Unschooling Course (for new unschoolers) Math WITHOUT Curriculum Course (for those worrying about unschooling math!) Private 1:1 Coaching with Sue Free Email List with weekly unschooling resources

    • 8 min
    #131: Lean Into the Love - An Unschooling Mom Looks Back

    #131: Lean Into the Love - An Unschooling Mom Looks Back

    I have a Bonus Episode for you this week! Last minute add-on!

    What's the big takeaway when an unschooling mom looks back?
    Lean into the Love.

    Originally written in 2012, and now updated for 2024, Sue Patterson share's what she wish she had known... way back when.

    More Valentine's Day info:
    https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/unschooling-valentines-day

    Join Sue's Unschooling Updates (free email list for weekly resources)
    https://unschooling-mom2mom.ck.page/49e159063f
    _____________________________________________________

    Reach out if you need help figuring out how unschooling can work for your family!
    You don't have to do this alone!
    www.UnschoolingMom2Mom.com

    Like what you're hearing? Want to buy Sue a cup of coffee?
    Now you can!
    Buy Me a Coffee


    Creating Confidence Membership Group
    Podcast listeners can join without the sign up fee - so use this link! Jumping Into Unschooling Course (for new unschoolers) Math WITHOUT Curriculum Course (for those worrying about unschooling math!) Private 1:1 Coaching with Sue Free Email List with weekly unschooling resources

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Aruthtaylor ,

a gem of a podcast

I found this at the moment I needed most! Encouraging and inspiring. A wellspring of affirmation and ideas.

LOTR1937 ,

Indispensable Guide for Unschooling Families

Sue’s gentle, encouraging words and voice are an invaluable guide into the world of unschooling. She offers real-world support and ideas, while also calming any fears or doubts that try to creep in. As we embark on this journey, I am listening to Sue’s episodes back-to-back, every day. These short, digestible listens pack so much inspiration and encouragement into each one. I am beyond grateful to Sue for all that she offers to parents for this widely-misunderstood, road-less-traveled path.

pricillahoyt ,

Thankful for you

I love having your calming voice in my ear. Thank you for your wealth of information.

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