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    Hi--

    Just wondering if there are other folks on this forum who are radical unschoolers who would be interested in discussing how becoming/being primal has affected you and your kids?

    I thought it might be useful to have a thread where people could bring ideas about living with kids while trying to eat a particular way, without having a ton of discussion about why pop-tarts are still on the grocery list : )

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    hi subee! not sure if you're still around or not, but we are an unschooling family! would love to discuss.
    Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you! ~Tommy Smothers

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    • #3
      Un-schooling; is that the period where you take your children out of school on the path to home-schooling? We home-school, perhaps, it would be nearer un-school if I had a definition.

      Edit: Found the wiki-definition of un-schooling; that sounds a little like us.
      Last edited by pdjesson; 06-25-2012, 11:38 AM.
      All the best!

      PDJ

      The quieter you become the more you're able to hear.

      Mawlana Jalaludin Rumi

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      • #4
        Former unschoolers; oldest decided to go back to school, middle child and i followed suit so the youngest will be too. though i don't know if we were truly "radical" as i did impose authority on my kids once in a while.
        my primal journal:
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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        • #5
          Originally posted by pdjesson View Post
          Un-schooling; is that the period where you take your children out of school on the path to home-schooling? We home-school, perhaps, it would be nearer un-school if I had a definition.
          unschooling isn't concerned with a curriculum, we just let the learning happen on its own. it's quite amazing what you'll find when children pursue their interests
          Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you! ~Tommy Smothers

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          • #6
            We've been unschooling our 14 yr. old son for about 4 years. We love it, we just follow his interests. When we first started homeschooling I bought various curriculum and rarely used it. I could have saved a lot of money and stress if I'd trusted unschooling a little sooner. It would be great to hear from other unschoolers.
            Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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            • #7
              hi, urban! we are brand new to the unschooling scene and so far it has been great! a little strange still, but i'm sure i will adjust i've seen many positive changes in our lil ladies.
              Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you! ~Tommy Smothers

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              • #8
                Not a parent, but I love the idea and wish you all great success!
                The Champagne of Beards

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                • #9
                  *waves* Hello, we call it autonomous education, but that just to keep BIG BROTHER happy, unschooling fits pretty well, as does random flitting and bizzare passions etc etc.

                  @ pdjesson, you are thinking of de-schooling, the period of time you need to get school out of the system of a previously schooled (or institutionalised) child, normally about month per year.

                  Goin primal has started some interesting conversation with the eldest (10) about how people eat, evil corporations, health, not taking things at face value, doing your own reseach, how the govenment are lying to us and keeping us on grains like cattle as that's how they see us, Oh and sparked a pretty deep interestest in human evolution too.

                  The middle one dosn't really understand as she is 3, and the littlest one is only 7 mnths so just makes cute noises, sleeps, farts and has milkies
                  You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                  • #10
                    REALLY thrilled that the primal community has so many unschooling families nice to meet y'all!
                    Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you! ~Tommy Smothers

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                    • #11
                      We were introduced to primal by another Home Ed family, there are a few of us locally, those that arn't primal are normally raw vegan
                      You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                      • #12
                        We don't have any friends that are primal. I gave a free paleo cooking class at the local Grange and some of my homeschooling friends came. They loved the foods but most felt like it would be expensive to feed their families that way, their kids particularly liked the meat I cooked. It also sounded like a lot of the Dads were skeptical of the cholesterol aspects.

                        Our son isn't 100% primal, he eats raw goat milk, cheese and occasionally bread. All of us are interested in anthropology and sociology so we often have in depth discussions like Tribal Rob.
                        Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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                        • #13
                          I'm a teacher at a public school in New York.... I learned about various types of education in my master's program, but not unschooling! sounds so interesting. Currently googling it right now!

                          I commend you all for taking the time to be with your children and educate them!! Amazing!

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                          • #14
                            We 'unschool' our 16 year old daughter and have off and on her whole life. We live in upstate SC and have a really hard time with the school system. Going primal hasn't been that big an impact on us, probably because she is older and doing her own stuff a lot of the time.

                            She did tell me that she thinks her skin has cleared up a lot in the past ten days, though. Which, for a sixteen year old girl, is a big deal!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by isbolick View Post
                              We 'unschool' our 16 year old daughter and have off and on her whole life. We live in upstate SC and have a really hard time with the school system. Going primal hasn't been that big an impact on us, probably because she is older and doing her own stuff a lot of the time.

                              She did tell me that she thinks her skin has cleared up a lot in the past ten days, though. Which, for a sixteen year old girl, is a big deal!
                              My son notices the same thing when he eats a more primal diet.

                              In California all you have to do to legally homeschool is yearly fill out a form on line stating that your home is a private school. There are a some questions you have to answer like how many kids attend, what grades are offered, and where the records are kept. Nothing too invasive. They do say you have to offer the courses taught at public school, but nothing says you have to teach those courses. They do not make homeschool kids take tests or anything like that so you are really free to do what ever you want.
                              Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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