The deeper I get into this parenting thing the more I want to do things differently than I ever dreamed. Millions of people are opting out of traditional school for their children and entering the world of homeschooling. Or, they are taking the plunge and unschooling all together. But is it right for me and my kid? On this episode I sit down with fellow parenting podcaster and, future unschooler, Jen Lumanlan. We discuss a lot of the research she's come across regarding this new trend and why she thinks it's right for her daughter. I also ask every basic question there is about homeschooling.
- Jen's podcast is called Your Parenting Mojo and it's really great!(http://yourparentingmojo.com/)
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Since Jen is a research phenom, she provided me with all the provided me the legit academic references for all the books and articles she mentioned in this episode:
Alboher, M. (2007). One person/multiple careers: A new model for work/life success. New York: Business Plus.
Chatham-Carpetner, A. (1994). Home vs. public schoolers’ relationships: Differences in social networks. Home School Researcher 10(1), 15-24.
Hewitt, B. (2014). Home Grown: Adventures in parenting off the beaten path, unschooling, and reconnecting with the natural world. Boulder, CO: Roost.
Hewitt, B. (2014, August 12). We don't need no education. Outside online. Retrieved from: https://www.outsideonline.com/1928266/we-dont-need-no-education
Gray, P. & Riley, G. (2013). The challenges and benefits of unschooling, according to 232 families who have chosen that route. Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning 7(14). Full article available at: http://jual.nipissingu.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2014/06/v72141.pdf
Holt, J. & Farenga, P. (2003). Teach your own: The John Holt book of homeschooling. New York, NY: Da Capo.
Otto, B. (2015). Literacy development in early childhood. Long Grove, IL: Waveland.
Ray, B.D. (2010). Academic achievement and demographic traits of homeschool students: A nationwide study. Academic Leadership: The online Journal, 8.http://www.academicleadership.org/