While they say that they understand unschooling and don't have a problem with it (it's just not for them), I'm beginning to feel like I'm getting little jabs here and there about things. I don't know if maybe I'm being overly sensitive or if it's real.
For example, a new person tried to join the group a few months ago. She joined specifically asking if there were any unschoolers she could talk with because that is what she was interested in. Every time I tried to talk to her about what we do, another person in the group would interrupt me and talk about the curriculum they follow or how they teach this or that subject.
More recently, people have been saying little things here and there about how unschooling is not for them because they want their children to have every advantage possible, don't want their children to be behind or miss out on important, core subjects. Maybe they don't realize it but the flip side of that is to say that anyone who unschools (me) is putting her children at a disadvantage. I've even heard, "I can't do no school," as if my kids don't do anything or aren't learning at all.
I disagree with the other parents on the use of technology and arbitrary bed times and eating and discipline/punishment. I guess feeling like I'm an outsider or oddball even in my relaxed homeschool group is getting to me.