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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 5-10 minute podcasts can help you find more joy in parenting, educating and connecting with your children!

Unschooling Mom2Mom Sue Patterson

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 40 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 5-10 minute podcasts can help you find more joy in parenting, educating and connecting with your children!

    3 Stumbling Blocks to Unschooling

    3 Stumbling Blocks to Unschooling

    What does it take to unschool?
    Sue Patterson shares 3 stumbling blocks parents have to overcome to successfully unschool. Or at least, to get the most benefit from it!

    Sue's Unschooling Resources

    Creating Confidence Membership
    Learning how to conquer obstacles like these is often best done in community with other unschooling parents working on the same objective.

    Private Coaching with Sue
    Sometimes we have questions that we'd like answers to - Sue can help!

    Read the 3 Stumbling Blocks with the Podcast Transcript here:
    https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/what-does-it-take-to-unschool-3-common-stumbling-blocks


    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

    • 7 min
    Coping with Holiday Get Togethers - as Unschoolers

    Coping with Holiday Get Togethers - as Unschoolers

    Are you dreading the questions that are sure to come up at the upcoming holiday gatherings? Here are some solution-focused ideas that might help calm your nerves and help you move through these events with ease.

    Links mentioned in the podcast: 
    Past Podcast about Coping with Critics (Season 1, Ep 44)Creating Confidence membership groupMacy's Day Parade VideosTranscript with links:
    Coping with Holiday Get Togethers - as Unschoolers


    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

    • 8 min
    Heroes in Training - Community Service

    Heroes in Training - Community Service

    Michael Patterson, Sue's son, shares some thoughts about some of the community service projects he and his family participated in as he was growing up.
    And it didn't stop there!

    This is the first Guest Podcast for Unschooling Mom2Mom - hope you like it!


    UNSCHOOLING RESOURCES for YOU

    Creating Confidence Membership Group
    Join other parents sharing ideas and getting encouragement!

    Jumping Into Unschooling Course
    Get that strong unschooling foundation - in just a couple days!

    Read transcript (and see a photo of Michael & Sue recording this!)
    https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/heroes-in-training



    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

    • 4 min
    "I went to School and I'm Fine!"

    "I went to School and I'm Fine!"

    Do you hear that from people?
    Do you think it yourself?

    Let's look at why you might NOT be fine after 12 years in school.
    No, I'm not hating on school. But I'm not sweeping the problems under the rug either. 
    Let me know what you think in the blog comments - or wherever you're listening.

    NEED UNSCHOOLING SUPPORT?
    I can help you!

    Creating Confidence Membership
    Join my coaching group for ongoing support, inspiration and encouragement.

    Jumping Into Unschooling
    Create a strong unschooling foundation on your own through this fabulous course.

    Read the transcript at the blog
    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

    • 10 min
    Unschooling and a Real Life Curriculum

    Unschooling and a Real Life Curriculum

    Looking for that perfect homeschooling curriculum?
    Unschoolers create curriculum through brainstorming with their kids.
    You can too!

    Sue Patterson shares why it's a good idea in this quick unschooling pep talk podcast!

    Here are some of the tools she mentions:

    Brainstorming Guide:
    https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/product/Brainstorm

    Creating Confidence Membership Group:
    http://www.UnschoolingMom2Mom.com/membership

    Unschooling Mom2Mom website:
    http://www.UnschoolingMom2mom

    Not Mentioned, but good to look back to:
    Past Podcast: Unschooling Curriculum



    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

    • 5 min
    Are Your Kids Worried about Unschooling?

    Are Your Kids Worried about Unschooling?

    Maybe they're afraid they're not going to know what they need to know.
    Or maybe they wonder why you've shifted gears and now all those things that used to matter with school or traditional homeschooling, doesn't seem to matter any more!

    It's important to talk with the kids and explain how you're choosing this approach intentionally.  Let's talk about about how to do this here in the podcast.

    Join the Membership Group
    If you're needing helping finding the subjects weaving through every day life, join my membership group. I help parents figure out which subjects are happening in the every day lives of your kids! When we can help you get past the fear, this will all be easier to see.

    Jumping into Unschooling Course
    Maybe you like the organization of a class to help you create a strong unschooling foundation. That's what I've created for you!

    Here's the link to read along while you listen:
    https://www.unschoolingmom2mom.com/are-the-kids-concerned
    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

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Jen Run14 ,

She really is the confidence whisperer!

I am loving this podcast so much! She makes each concept seem attainable. This podcast inspires me to reflect on my role as a parent and my role as an educator. I can see the wheels turn in my child’s head and it’s so hard not to dive in and become overly involved, but just a few of her podcasts have helped me see that my involvement can sometimes hinder the learning process. I have a long road of my own self reflection, but I know this is the correct path for my child. Thank you!

GymDance ,

I never knew

I LOVE this podcast. I never knew the style I’ve been leaning toward is unschooling. The name unschooling is kind of wonky and a bit of a turn off, in my opinion. But learning what it IS actually gives me courage to finally fully jump in. I tried the curriculum route, and my kids have hated all of it. If only I had gone this route 7 years ago!! Though I’d dabble, I never committed. Though, I have to tell you I did teach my second oldest to read in an unschooling fashion. And when Sue said, in her podcast on reading, that once these kids start reading there’s no stopping them, I laughed out loud! It’s so true, he will not put his books down! Even though he was a “late” reader according to standards set by people who don’t know my kids, he blossomed when I gave him space and now he’s a book worm. Evidence that I can trust unschooling with the other subjects. I’m so excited for this new adventure! Thank you Sue!

Lifeisjustthis ,

Such a great source of wisdom!

Sue always makes a challenging concept seem clear and easy to understand. Even better she is always reassuring and has so many ideas to get you through whatever you are stuck on when it comes to homeschooling! Highly recommend her courses, membership group, and one-on-one coaching, too!

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