Thank you!!!!!!

During these tough times, it’s easy to get stressed, depressed, discouraged, anxious, and all of the other feelings! Many of us are losing money; we haven’t seen/touched our friends and family in many weeks; and our daily tasks are very different these days. Despite all of this, its extremely important to thank all of the folks who are working on the “front lines” in order to keep the country (and world) from crashing completely!

Thank you, not only to the doctors/nurses/healthcare professionals, who are working directly (or indirectly) with those infected by this novel virus but, also to the mail and delivery service (USPS/UPS/FEDEX, food, packages, groceries, etc.) employees, grocery and restaurant employees, the truck drivers who are getting all of these supplies to their destination(s), teachers who are adapting to new methods of educating their students, the folks who dedicate their lives to protect and service (e.g., police, firefighters, EMTs, etc.), and all essential employees (especially those who have to fight for a livable wage).

Introducing…Unschooling in DC!

Welcome to our page and thanks for reading our first blog post!!!

As you might’ve guessed, we are a family (Mom, Dad, Big Bruh, Little Bruh) of self-directed learners (aka “unschoolers”). We started this journey in the middle of the 2018-2019 school year (Woohoo to Year 2!). In January 2019, Big Bruh went back to school (after the winter break) and we made the decision, seemingly-spontaneously (but actually, after a lot of discussions, internet research, tears, hesitation, and LOTS of discouragement from others), to submit the required homeschooling paperwork. That was the end of Big Bruh’s participation (i.e., suffering) in the “system”.

Since that day (and after a nice break to de-school), we’ve implemented a combo of unschooling (self-directed learning) and sometimes (slightly-more structured) homeschooling. Oh, and we live in the capitol of the United States of America, Washington, D.C.

Throughout Big Bruh’s journey from parochial and public schools to unschooling, we have found lots of helpful resources and also learned a lot on our own (Mom and Dad are unschooling too!). Now, we want to share these resources, tips, and our journey with all of you! We would love for you to follow our blog (and Instagram page: UnschoolinginDC) and be a part of our journey. If you’d like to chat, ask us a question, or collaborate, please send us an email at UnschoolingInDC@gmail.com!