Still Hanging In There: Becky's Interview

Becky lives with her family in Oregon and has a blog called Life Without School. She's also posted in the past at another site with a similar name, The Life Without School Blog, and you can see her posts here.

Becky's online life has slowed down lately as she is very busy with other ventures, but when it comes to homeschooling/unschooling, they are still hanging in there...

1. How long have you been homeschooling (or if finished, how long did you homeschool)?

Eight years and still hanging in there.

2. One of the main benefits of homeschooling is the freedom and flexibility it allows. Can you give us a few examples of how this freedom and flexibility benefited you (your family)?

My kids are free to pursue interests on their own timetable. Having never been to school, they are not accustomed to being told what to learn and when to learn it. What we call freedom, they call life.

3. Another benefit of homeschooling is the fun factor. Can you give us a few examples of some especially fun times you had as a result of homeschooling?

Staying home in our PJs for most of the day, wandering through virtually empty museums and attractions when "everyone else" is at school, exploring the world and our own community in our time and on our own terms.

4. We all have funny experiences while homeschooling. Can you share one of yours with us?

While walking home from an art class one day, my son began telling about an experience he had earlier that day. When he attempted to explain that some of the kids he was referring to were schooled kids, all he could think of to call them was "real" kids. "You know, Mom, real those who aren't homeschoolers." We still laugh about that one a lot.

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