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Want to know more about unschooling? How about radical unschooling? (It's not as scary or as wild as some people make out!) Join me as I share ideas, stories, homeschool record-keeping tips and resources for living an unschooling life of unconditional love.

Stories of an Unschooling Family Sue Elvis

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Want to know more about unschooling? How about radical unschooling? (It's not as scary or as wild as some people make out!) Join me as I share ideas, stories, homeschool record-keeping tips and resources for living an unschooling life of unconditional love.

    165: Stories About Connection from Radical Unschool Love

    165: Stories About Connection from Radical Unschool Love

    This week, I'm sharing a few stories from my book, Radical Unschool Love:
    A Teenager’s Thoughts
    Learning Right from Wrong
    Developing a Sense of Right and Wrong
    Can We Be Both Parent and Friend?
    One-on-One Times
    I'm also sharing a blog post called Radical Unschooling: Something Beautiful
     
    Show Notes
     
    My Unschooling Books
    Curious Unschoolers: Kindle
    Curious Unschoolers: paperback
    Radical Unschool Love: Kindle
    Radical Unschool Love: paperback
    My Amazon Author Page
     
    Blog post
    Radical Unschooling: Something Beautiful
     
    Unschoolgram
     
    Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so that we can spread the word about unschooling. A quick review or rating would help too!
    Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment about this episode.  Or you could just stop by and say hello!
     
     

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    164: Discouraged

    164: Discouraged

    This week, I'm talking about:

    How I'm feeling discouraged
    The need to feel successful
    A negative comment about technology and screentime
    Letting go and moving on

    I also share a story from my book, Radical Unschool Love, called The Beginning and End of Praise. 
    Is it okay to praise our kids? Could praise be necessary, not only for our children but for us as well?
     
    Show Notes
     
    My Unschooling Books
    Curious Unschoolers: Kindle
    Curious Unschoolers: paperback
    Radical Unschool Love: Kindle
    Radical Unschool Love: paperback
    My Amazon Author Page
     
    Blog posts
    A Gradual Approach to Unschooling
    Is it Really Okay to Give Unschooling Kids Unlimited Access to Screens and the Internet?
     
    Podcast
    Episode 162: Asking for Help
      
    Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so that we can spread the word about unschooling. A quick review or rating would help too!
    Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment about this episode.  Or you could just stop by and say hello!
     
     

    • 49 min
    163: Time and Trust and Letting Go

    163: Time and Trust and Letting Go

    This week, I'm talking about:
    how time moves so fast.
    making the most of our time with our kids.
    not being anxious but trusting our kids will get to where they are meant to go.
    how we have to let go of each stage of our lives.
    our son Thomas and grief and birthday traditions.
    I'm sharing two stories
    Time and Trust (from my book Radical Unschool Love)
    Letting Go of Another of Thomas' Places
    I tried a new podcasting recording setup for this episode. Please ignore any imperfections. Yes, there are a few skipped words and a bit of breathy breathing and other strange noises, but I hope this recording is good enough to listen to. (How did Darth Vader get into my podcast?!) When I learn how to use Adobe Audition better, my podcasts will sound better!
     
    Show Notes
     
    My Unschooling Books
    Curious Unschoolers: Kindle
    Curious Unschoolers: paperback
    Radical Unschool Love: Kindle
    Radical Unschool Love: paperback
    My Amazon Author Page
     
    Blog posts
    How Did a Man Get into My Podcast?
    Letting Go of Another of Thomas' Places
     
    Podcast
    Beginning and Endings and a Simple Christmas
      
    Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so that we can spread the word about unschooling. A quick review or rating would help too!
    Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment about this episode.  Or you could just stop by and say hello!
     

    • 35 min
    162: Asking for Help

    162: Asking for Help

    After a break, I'm back with a new episode!
     
    This week, I'm discussing the following questions:
    Where have I been?
    Why did I record 3 versions of episode 162?
    Can crisis points become turning points?
    What changes am I making?
    Do most of us think we can do everything all by ourselves?
    Do we need social media to spread the message about our work?
    Do we need more silence in our lives?
    Are you willing to help me?
     
    I'm also sharing two stories:
    When We Reach Crisis Point (from my blog)
    Sue Elvis: An Interview (from my book Radical Unschool Love)
     
    Show Notes
     
    My Unschooling Books
    Curious Unschoolers: Kindle
    Curious Unschoolers: paperback
    Radical Unschool Love: Kindle
    Radical Unschool Love: paperback
    My Amazon Author Page
     
    Blog posts
    When We Reach Crisis Point
    Time to Unschool
     
    Book
    The Power of Silence by Cardinal Robert Sarah
     
    Unschoolgram
    Unschoolgram menu
    Unschoolgram: 2019 October and September (Do you ever yearn for more silence in your life?)
     
    Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so that we can spread the word about unschooling. A quick review or rating would help too!
    Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment about this episode. Perhaps you have a crisis point story you'd like to share. You could give me some feedback on my podcast ideas. Or you could just stop by and say hello!
     

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    161: Registered Homeschoolers Who Unschool, Confidence and Other Thoughts

    161: Registered Homeschoolers Who Unschool, Confidence and Other Thoughts

    This week, I'm sharing another story about younger unschoolers. It's called Giving a Child Unasked-For Help.
    I'm also chatting about last week's unschooling meeting in Canberra where Imogen, Sophie and I spoke about unschooling.
    I discuss the following questions:
    Does unschooling work?
    Can registered homeschoolers unschool?
    I talk about support groups, having confidence, adopting a positive attitude towards homeschool registration and lots of other things!
     
    Show Notes
     
    My Unschooling Books
    Curious Unschoolers: Kindle
    Curious Unschoolers: paperback
    Radical Unschool Love: Kindle
    Radical Unschool Love: paperback
    My Amazon Author Page
     
    Blog Posts
    Giving a Child Unasked-For Help
    Posts About Registration and Homeschool Record-Keeping
    How Choosing a Different Path Can Cause Conflict
     
    The Curious Unschoolers Book Club
    The Curious Unschoolers Book Club Is Now Open!
    The Book Club Link
     
    Where You Can Find Me
    Youtube
    Sue Elvis
     Instagram
    stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily
    Blog
    Stories of an Unschooling Family
     
    Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so that we can spread the word about unschooling. A quick review or rating would help too!
    Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment about this episode. And please join me on Instagram!

    • 35 min
    160: Shall We Talk About Christian Unschooling?

    160: Shall We Talk About Christian Unschooling?

    This week's episode is for my Christian unschooling friends.
    I'm exploring the question: can Christians unschool?
    I share some quick (and maybe muddled!) thoughts on such things as trust, freedom, unconditional love, passions and interests, respect, families, our missions in life, and forgiveness from a Christian unschooling perspective.
    I didn't aim for a perfect podcast covering all aspects of Christian unschooling. Instead, I just wanted to share a few thoughts that might open up some conversations.
    I'm also sharing an adventurous mother story from one of my children's novels.
     
    Show Notes
     
    My Unschooling Books
    Curious Unschoolers: Kindle
    Curious Unschoolers: paperback
    Radical Unschool Love: Kindle
    Radical Unschool Love: paperback
    My Amazon Author Page
     
    My Children's Novels
    The Angels of Abbey Creek
    The Angels of Gum Tree Road
     
    Blog Post
     Bringing God into the Unschooling Picture
     
    The Curious Unschoolers Book Club
    The Curious Unschoolers Book Club Is Now Open!
    The Book Club Link
     
    Where You Can Find Me
    Youtube
    Sue Elvis
     Instagram
    stories_ofan_unschoolingfamily
    Blog
    Stories of an Unschooling Family
     
    Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so that we can spread the word about unschooling. A quick review or rating would help too!
    Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family to leave a comment about this episode. Are you interested in talking more about Christian unschooling? Join us in the Curious Unschoolers Book Club. And please join me on Instagram!

    • 47 min

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