Homeschool Unrefined

Homeschool Unrefined

Are you ready for a homeschooling experience you can enjoy? One with less stress and more fun? Are you ready to think differently about homeschool? Join Maren and Angela every Monday as we encourage each other, laugh, and get real about homeschool.

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May 20, 2024 26 mins

Join us as we discuss getting honest about socialization!

 

This is a biggie! When people ask about socialization, they’re usually wondering about one of the following:

  1. How will the homeschooled child spend time with other children?

  2. How will the homeschooled child...

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Join us as we talk about easy ways to connect with your kids!

 

Connection is the foundation for everything and is the answer to a lot of common issues.

 

We explore these easy ways to connect with your kids:

  1. Enter their world, listen, and be curious

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April 22, 2024 28 mins

Join us as we talk about reframing mental health!

 

Caring for ourselves and teaching our children how to care for themselves is critical! 

 

In this episode, we talk about:

  • A simple and effective general assessment to help you and your kids self-regulate during challenging times. 

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Join us as we talk about a new approach to neurodivergent learning (that works for everyone!).

 

We discuss the importance of meeting our kids where they’re at and cover learning practices that are good not only for neurodivergent kids, but for everyone!

 

To help kids with learning differences (and anybody, for that matter!) it’s important to focus on:

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March 26, 2024 31 mins

Join us as we discuss 4 Homeschool Tentpoles! 

 

These tentpoles help hold up our homeschooling structure. They’re like filters, helping us make decisions about what to prioritize and what to intentionally leave out. 

 

These are top-tier life skills and serve as a guide for our homeschool:

  1. Expansive ...

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March 11, 2024 29 mins

Join us as we talk about 5 elements of effective learning! 

 

The following 5 elements are foundational to true learning:

 

  1. Keeping things developmentally appropriate

  2. Prioritizing interest led learning

  3. Enjoyment 

  4. ...

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December 5, 2022 30 mins

Join us as we talk about all things you should give yourself permission to do in homeschool - change, quit, protect, trust, and say yes.



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November 28, 2022 58 mins

Join us as we talk with Tanya Faisal all about ADHD and homeschool. We’ll talk about what ADHD actually is, what it can look like, and how we can support our kids.



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November 14, 2022 40 mins

Join us as we talk all about outsourcing in our homeschools with Amir Nathoo, CEO of Outschool.



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November 7, 2022 29 mins

Join us as we talk all about quirky kids - what they are, what’s great about them and how we can encourage them.



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October 31, 2022 59 mins

This week, Julie Bogart is back to talk all about changing our minds in parenting and homeschooling. 



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Join us as we talk to Robyn Robertson about homeschooling, self-directed learning, world schooling and teens.



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October 17, 2022 34 mins

Join us as we talk about what to do when kids push back. When our kids push back, it can look disrespectful, mean or lazy... and their communication can be sub-par. We're here to help you excavate what's underneath that non-preferred behavior and really support you and your kids in getting what you all need. We’ll also talk about if it’s ever ok to push our kids...

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Join us as we talk about creative writing and inspiring our children with Josh Davidson.



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Join us today as we have a conversation with Camille Kirksey, the Intuitive Homeschooler, about what her homeschool life looks like.



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September 29, 2022 7 mins

Maren & Angela are checking in with each other on what's going well, what's hard right now and how their self-care is going.

You can listen to the entire episode at patreon.com/homeschoolunrefined

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September 26, 2022 36 mins

Join Maren & Angela as they remind you to cut out the noise, adjust your expectations, and embrace your unique homeschool.

 

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September 15, 2022 7 mins

For our Patreon September Q&P, we answered this question from Michelle:

Have you done an episode on kids and social media? How do you make decisions on when your kids are ready for it and what type of conversations/actions do you take to help them be physically and emotionally safe on the apps?

To hear the rest of this conversation, sign up for Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/homeschoolunrefined

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August 25, 2022 5 mins

Maren & Angela are checking in with each other on what's going well, what's hard right now and how their self-care is going.

You can listen to the entire episode at patreon.com/homeschoolunrefined

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Today we process through this question from a listener:

I'd love to hear more about neurodivergence and homeschooling. I have one (probably) neurotypical kid and one who is neurodivergent. Things that would be great to hear about: evaluations/diagnosis, support kids with different needs, how not to feel so alone when you have a kid who can't do typical homeschool things (it's hard to find meaningful connections when a...

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