How to practically deschool your homeschool

How do you practically deschool your homeschool?

This is no easy feat. Why?

Because we have education synonymously aligned with the conventional education most of us experienced.

There are all sorts of ways we need to deschool our homeschool mindset.

homeschool kiddo being creative and a mama taking the photo as she acknowledges that her child is learning without her mama's input, a deschool your homeschool mindset approach

If you want to know how a homeschool parent can practically enable an education for their homeschool child, we’ll chat about that today.

How can you practically deschool your homeschool mindset? You can use the deschool your homeschool checklist.

Here’s a simple, but very practical approach to deschooling is to focus on your child’s interests. Any interest. But something they actually want to do.

ps Grab your Deschool your homeschool checklist, so you can begin to observe your child’s interests, and we’ll use your answers at the Deschool your Homeschool Class.

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Like Ama did with her child who was interested in felting.

Ama said, “My child told me she was interested in felting and she showed me a kit she wanted (she’s 10). I had never heard of felting. I researched what it was, then ordered her a beginner’s felting kit. I helped her find YouTube videos on felting and other fabric arts. I bought her felting supplies. I put her in a felting group to make friends and do felting (and share ideas on how to do it). I take photos of her creations and encourage her to keep learning them. During the felting class (online), I heard her talking about geography, birds, and sharing ideas with kids all over the world. I also bought her some books on felting and researched other things on domestic arts, and fiber arts, and helped her find artists working in this area. I facilitated her interests in the way that adults can do, and I encourage her to keep up with her own interest and celebrate what she creates. Another child was asking her for a felted ferret and she was thinking she could make them and sell them (she made one for her friend as a gift). But she was thinking of a business. I’ve tried felting now too; it’s actually pretty fun. So my child’s interests enriched me.”

What interest does your child have that you can expand on?

You can use these resources as ideas for your child-led homeschool:

If you want practical advice to deschool your real homeschool, and not just read ideas from me or other homeschool mama veterans, join us for the Deschool your Homeschool Class!

You can practically deschool your homeschool mindset with this checklist and class.

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