Unschooling Voices #3: Unschooling allowances & money

Welcome!! !

The fourth Unschooling Voices will be out on October 1. If you'd like to participate,
click here for the details. You can read the new question and past editions of Unschooling Voices there also. If you post a link to this months installment, please let me know (by leaving a comment here) so I can thank you with a link back. :-)

This month there are 19 participants who submitted 22 entries. As you click the links that take you to the different blogs and sites, I encourage you to comment on the ones that you particularly enjoy (tell 'em we sent ya!) or maybe offer some words of wisdom to someone at an unschooling crossroads. As you read, keep in mind that everyone who participated is at a different place in their unschooling journey.

On a personal note, I want to apologize for not getting back to anyone this month. Usually when you e-mail me a post, I reply back saying I got it. My mom has been going through some health issues and we spent about 80% of August in the doctors office or driving back and forth from one.

I also want to give a shout out to Ron over at
A Typical Homeschool (where the unschooling carnival got it’s start) for reminding some bloggers to send in their submissions. Thanks Ron!

The (always optional) question for September was submitted by Laurie and she wants to know how unschoolers handle allowances. Before we get to that, here are some of the other posts that were submitted.

Lesa at
Living in Freedom Everyday talks about how she makes unschooling work.

Stephanie at
Throwing Mashmellows looks at whether the problem is (as some parents assume) that the books teachers assign to read are “boring” or whether the problem lies with the concept of “required reading” itself.

Karen at
Two Boys and a Dragon: Unschooling Adventures gives some thoughts on how learning sometimes seems to happen "overnight" and the joys of the non-linear learning process.

Cher at Adventures in Living submitted two great posts this month. The first one is about
kids desire for knowledge based on THEIR interests". The second is a topic I’ve blogged about recently …...food controls.

Jo from
Nourished shares an article by a Robin Grille (A psychologist in Australia) titled "Rewards and Praise, the poisoned carrot."

Kim shares
her "coming out story".

Karen describes how, at her house "planning" doesn't negate unschooling, and vice versa.

Clare tells us why she's glad her children aren't in school.

Laura from
Ramblings of an Unschooling Family, who apologised for not having time to answer Laurie's question, shares some rough spots her family has been going through that she says "show how well unschooling fits into their lives. (Sending you good thoughts Laura)

JoVe, over at
Trictomania talks about a "learning" road trip and getting back into the groove.

Henry at
Why Homeschool relates a story about how knowing calculus saved someone's life.

Jennie at
Creative Homeschooling talks about how her son, who she doesn't use a curriculim with, did on a standardized test, required by their state.

On to the question of the month.......

Sandra gives her views and thoughts, as well as Chris at Zamozo, Michelle at Eventaul Knitting, JoVe from Trictomania, Tammy from Just Enough and a visitor named Lars. Sandra also gave webspace to Sang. and shared her math story.
Thank you!!

There you have it. Unschooling Voices #3. Thanks so much to every blogger who takes the time to share themselves here.

Next months (always optional) question is going to be about math. If you’re like me and went to public school, you grew up being taught math from a text book. Now, as an unschooling parent, how do you live math when you’ve been conditioned to think of math in school terms. How do you go from one to the other?

PS: Am I the only one using blogger who can't save a draft?

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