Articles in the Family Travel Category
This article is part 3 of an ongoing series entitled “The World is Our Classroom: Learning from….” where we highlight places, events and cultures around the globe that inspire us. Many of the “features” in this series are on our bucket list. Others are places, events and cultures we have actually visited. And some are be cultural events from around the globe that simply inspire us. As a parent, part of the secret to learning from the world for us, has been the research involved to gain a cultural and …
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Family Travel, Global Citizenship, Inspiration »
Miro and I are often asked to define our journey through words such as “travelers”, “nomads”, “gypsies” or “expats”. Each seems to have qualifying meanings, and for many, it seems very important that we have committed to a single definition to one of those words.
Likewise, as a participant in many online (or virtual) communities that form to support one another’s interests, this topic comes up time and time again. However over and over the question is asked ”how do you define your lives?”
Are we nomadic? Are we slow-travelers? Are we …
Families on the Move
We have been blessed to connect with many amazing families online, all of whom have adapted a travel lifestyle in one form or another. We wanted to take the opportunity to introduce you to them here and highlight the positive aspects travel has had on their families. Welcome our interview series called Families on the Move. Miro & I are honored to a part of this global community we consider our extended family.
Meet the Amazing Family Behind the blog Exploramum & Explorason
Something wasn’t right.
My normally close teenage son was checking out, snapping at me, being unhelpful and bordering on being a little “mean”. Miro was clearly agitated and despondent, a state I was not accustomed to witnessing. But I recognized that his frustration and behavior were certainly a symptom of something else. But first, we had to get there, through the behavior to uncover what was really going on. Clearly it was my job not to fall into reaction mode in response to his behavior, or nothing would ever be resolved.
For the first few days, I managed to stay accepting, calm and loving, biting my lip, trying not respond to his nastiness. But as some point, I failed, I reacted in response to his mood questioning “what the hell was wrong is wrong with you?” As soon as I lost my composure, I knew that we couldn’t wait any longer to address what was really going on.
Parenting, Unschooling »
There will always be critics.
I have read many accounts of unschooling parents being accused of being lazy. Even neglectful.
But is it true?
It is hard not to generalize, but I can understand from the outside how this might be a standard perception about unschooling parents. After all, we don’t teach our children lessons, follow a curriculum or demand testing.
We must be lazy, right?
Many critics believe that unschooling parents are actually usurping their roles as parents all together, as many conclude that unschooling is a form of “unparenting”. (I actually wrote …