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Unschooling support for those with older children

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I'd really like some assistance in finding more unschooling support for families with older children (my older kids are 12 and 15-1/2). I know there must be some boards or email groups out there that are active.

I keep finding different areas on the net that I get excited about, only to go and find that they "older" children are maybe 7-10. Or that the "unschoolers" really aren't. Or that the areas just aren't very active.

I realize that with each passing year we seem to be more and more a minority.

I know there are some of you lurking around out there! PLEASE speak up!
post #2 of 9
I have a 14 year old dd that is a modified unschooler. Although I don't know of any email lists ect. Most of the stuff that I've read about teen unschoolers came from Growing Without Schooling.
post #3 of 9
There are some older children here:
http://user.mc.net/~kwentz/ULfaq.shtml#UL_details
post #4 of 9
What kind of support are you looking for? There do seem to be a fair number of parents of older kids here, although we are outnumbered a bit... but if you brought up a question perhaps folks would leap from the woodwork

A lot of the unschooling teens we know are campers (www.nbtsc.org) and I know there's an email list for camper parents. The home-ed list
http://www.midnightbeach.com/hs/Talk.mail.html#home-ed
has a lot of parents of older kids on it.

I guess by that age it seems that the kids are all pretty much doing their own thing. I know Rain IMs with a dozen or so 11-15 year old unschoolers most evenings, so they're out there...

Dar
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the links! I'll check them out later.

I don't really have any questions to post to the board. I'm just looking for other parents that have older unschooling children to gab with.
post #6 of 9
i think there are unschooled teens posting on apricot pie
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Ok I think I must have not worded something well here. I'm looking for other parents to gab with....not other teens for my teens to gab with.
post #8 of 9
http://www.gomilpitas.com/homeschool.../maillists.htm

try unschooling.com sorry, the apricot pie site does have a parents message board but it looks slow
post #9 of 9
TheUL definitely has parents with older children. That's whta I meant in my post above, byut was preoccupied, and didn't word it clearly.
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