Autism & Active Joy

Autism & Active Joy

SUMMARIZATION

We explore…devastating diagnoses, unschoolers wanting to go to school, dealing with divorce, single parent unschooling, and finding community in homeschooling co-ops.

Darcel White is an unschooling single mama of three. She’s got serious photography skills and a tendency to knit beautiful things. In today’s episode, we distill some concrete life lessons that Darcel is learning from raising children: one with autism and some other complications, one who recently decided to attend public school, another two who attend a homeschooling co-op. Multiple schedules, multiple learning challenges, multiple reasons to either parent from fear, or to do the harder work.

We talk about the importance of community and personal clarity, starting with making choices that support our children instead of simply playing into our own hurt feelings. We also learn about the structure of homeschooling co-ops, and how a lifelong unschooler ends up in enrolled in elementary school.

3 GEMS FROM THIS EPISODE

 

  1. Darcel’s blog

  2. My Life as a Black Mom Unschooler (by Darcel)

  3. The (un)schooling the world Facebook group

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