the Alluring Freedoms of the Self-Directed Education

An education is anything that contributes to your human-beingness.

Robyn Robertson, podcaster at Honey, I’m Homeschooling the Kids

Robyn Robertson Honey I'm homeschooling the kids

Robyn Robertson is an unschooling mom to 2 kids, podcast host, business owner and public school board trustee.

Robyn, her husband and their 2 kids started their worldschooling journey in 2012. During this time, Robyn watched curiosity and excitement for life grow in her family. 2 things stood out to her — she noticed that less time in school did not equal less learning. In fact, learning seemed to be more meaningful outside of school. She also saw their family’s bond strengthen.  

Her experiences traveling while home-educating had Robyn questioning her past beliefs around parenting, how we learn, and the education system. It also highlighted the need for community. This led Robyn to launch her podcast Honey! I’m Homeschooling the Kids, which is a platform to share ideas, stories and information about the joys and challenges of home education and self directed learning. The podcast also serves as a place to bring together a collective voice for change in the broader education system. 
Today, Robyn advocates politically for home education and self-directed learning. With her experience and Trustee position she bridges the gaps between the homeschool community and local educators. She combines that experience, knowledge and curiosity in her mentoring, working with families to help them envision and create their own unique learning paths. 

Deschooling is all about relationships, relationships, relationships, relationships, relationships, and relationships. It is number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 priorities in your homeschool.

Robyn Robertson, podcaster at Honey, I’m Homeschooling the Kids

Robyn’s advice for homeschool parents:

  • Go back to your core values as you choose how you homeschool.
  • Consider deschooling so you can determine what you believe to be true about learning and education.
  • If we can trust ourselves, we’ll trust our kids to grow and learn.
  • I accept that I’m not perfect: I upset other people and I upset myself, so I can accept that in my kids.
  • Relationship is the most important element in your homeschool.
  • Let them follow their interests so they can become who they were meant to be.
  • Give yourself a bit of space and grace. Have fun. Keep it simple.

You can find Robyn online at:

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Enjoy the book of homeschool encouragement for you, homeschool mama: Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Nurturing the Nurturer

Homeschool Mama Self-Care: nurturing the nurturer

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