Body Autonomy

Body Autonomy…this was an interesting topic for me to wrap my brain around, as I hadn’t had body autonomy growing up..and as an Afrikan woman, living in a patriarchal world, where the norm is for men to try to tell us what to do w/ our bodies, it’s been an evolving journey, as I take back the power over my body, low self-worth and esteem encouraged me to give away..and it’s my journey that reminds me how important it is to make sure, as we continue in our Unschooling lifestyle, she has Absolute Body Autonomy (her hair, her skin, her body)..No one has a right to her person w/out her Express permission, which she has a right to revoke at any moment..no forced family/friend hugs, etc..they either respect it..or don’t..won’t change the Autonomy..#freeafrikanchild sure looks good on her..Here’s to our Family’s Freedom..#foreverunschooled

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Thank you w/ a side of Replay

Welcome to all those that are new here..to those that continue to join us on this journey, Thank you✨Shout out to all those that joined me at the Homeschool w/ Excellence Roundtable this past weekend..for those that missed it, you can access the Replay here: Https://youtu.be/wz3FsjPwvFk Here’s to our Family’s Freedom..#ForeverUnschooled

Unschooling Motivational Support Tool Kit Https://foreverunschooled.wordpress.com/motivational-suppo…/ You’ll find various Tools like General 1-On-1 Coaching, Scheduled Unschooling Lifestyle Coaching, Out-Of-The-Box Think Tank Coaching, a blog, self-care ideas and ways to supplement income/assist in living expenses and a host of free resources. Here’s hoping they can be as much of a help to you as they have been to us.

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Today’s The Day!! Free Homeschooling w/ Excellence Roundtable Begins

TODAY’S THE DAY!! Join me as a Featured Unschooling Panelist/Speaker on the Facebook Live Homeschooling With Excellence Roundtable event TODAY, Friday, Nov. 20th, 2020, 5:30pm-8:30pm EST(Follow Https://facebook.com/tinajramsay/ to tune in or stream live on Youtube: https://youtu.be/wz3FsjPwvFk ) ..I’ll be 1st up to speak at 6pm This Evening, and share what this 10yr old Unschooling journey has been like so far..hope to “see” you all there✨Here’s to our Family’s Freedom…#ForeverUnschooled

Unschooling Motivational Support Tool Kit Https://foreverunschooled.wordpress.com/motivational-suppo…/ You’ll find various Tools like General 1-On-1 Coaching, Scheduled Unschooling Lifestyle Coaching, Out-Of-The-Box Think Tank Coaching, a blog, self-care ideas and ways to supplement income/assist in living expenses and a host of free resources. Here’s hoping they can be as much of a help to you as they have been to us.

Click on the following to get my, Free, “5 Tips That Have Helped Me In Getting Started On This Unschooling Journey”: Https://foreverunschooled.wordpress.com/stay-in-touch/

No 2 Days Alike

It’s been refreshing to observe, while living this Unschooling lifestyle, no 2 days are exactly alike..making space for the girls’ days to be led by their interests has opened our world up..on the “school” day pictured, the 17yr old felt like soaking up some rays by the water..we had a meeting scheduled between the 2 of us, so we just moved the meeting to the car ride, on the way to our destination..#freeafrikanchild sure looks good on her..Here’s to our Family’s Freedom..#foreverunschooled

FreeAfrikanChild

Something I’ve been realizing over the last 25 yrs I’ve been a parent: no matter how our children are “educated”, there are NO guarantees..since the first day I laid eyes on my oldest, I’ve been learning how big of a responsibility the general “parenting” of children really is..I’ve also been learning that society in general, seems to be bent on trying to convince us, as parents, that we should Only look outside of ourselves, and our children, to figure out what’s best for our children…we, who actually are w/ our children on a daily basis and go harder for them than anyone else on the face of this earth..that mode of thinking hasn’t felt logical to me..I’ve been seeing these ladies benefit the most, education-wise, when they are given the Freedom to follow their interests, not mine or what society says they should..Yes, sometimes it’s been scary…but we keep pushing..#FreeAfrikanChild sure looks good on them..Here’s to our Family’s Freedom💕..#ForeverUnschooled

A Day in the Life of an Unschooler

Some days, this is what an Unschooling day looks like in our home..teaching herself how to put extensions in her hair..I remember when the 24yr old was at home, she would spend many a day teaching herself how to do all sorts of natural styles..I’m here for it all😍#FreeAfrikanChild sure looks good on her..Here’s to our Family’s Freedom..#ForeverUnschooled

What if my child(ren) want to return to “school” after we’ve began our Unschool lifestyle?

10 yrs ago, when we began our Unschooling journey and I pulled my girls from school, I struggled w/ the thought of them wanting to return to “school”..my oldest had experienced extreme bullying and her self-esteem was very low..they also both Love to talk (they get it honest, from me😁) and were always being harassed about that, as there was no place, during class, for socializing, just “doing work”, which, they flew through w/ their eyes closed (as they found the work so easy)..I convinced myself I was “saving” them both from a system that allowed those kinds of things to go on..it took me some years to realize that one of the principles that drew me to Unschooling in the first place was honoring and trusting their intuition, as their parent, which empowers them to trust their intuition..the 17yr old decided to return to “school” the last 6 weeks of 8th grade and continued through 11th, making a decision back in February she was done and would Homeschool for “Senior” year..the way we made it work was to come to a compromise..I’d be supportive of her decision, even if I didn’t agree, she’d attend as long as she was happy to do things by their “rules” (barring any physical harm) and make sure I didn’t get calls from them about her coloring outside of their “lines” and she could leave whenever she wanted to..together, we figured out how to make it work..it wasn’t easy, but seeing how much more empowered she is after making these decisions for herself, makes me grateful for Unschooling philosophies..pics are of her at her National Honor Society induction and celebrating getting Student of the Quarter in her Veterinary Science class..#FreeAfrikanChild sure looks good on her…Here’s to our Family’s Freedom💕..#ForeverUnschooled

Could my children turn out to eat “horrible” if we Unschool?

Back on 1/6/2020 I made a choice, for my personal health, to recommit myself to eating SOFAS Free (Salt Oil Flour Alcohol Sugar Free) Whole Food Plant Exclusive…Throughout the course of this year, my 17yr old has been observing me, my actions and my results..as she has since the day she was born..around May she started making changes to her own way of eating, for her own personal health and by June was teaching personal classes, on how to do the same, to her peers..as an Unschooling parent, over the last 10yrs, I’ve been learning, I can only model “health” to my children, by example..not necessarily “teaching” anything..we don’t shame in our household, anymore..catastrophic trauma ensued when I did use to shame and try to force my children to eat a certain way..I can’t undo that trauma..I’m a work in progress..gratefully, we’re able to have conversations about how…we all are…#freeafrikanchild sure looks good on her…Here’s to our Family’s Freedom..#foreverunschooled

Just In – Upcoming Unschooling Panelist Feature

Just In – Join me as a Featured Unschooling Panelist/Speaker on the Facebook Live Homeschooling With Excellence Roundtable event next month, Nov. 20th-22nd, 5:30pm-8:30pm EST(To tune in, follow Https://facebook.com/tinajramsay/ or see it Streamed Live on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/dNzHXQ0zjiI) ..I’ll be 1st up to speak at 6pm on the first day, Friday, Nov. 20th, and share what this 10yr old Unschooling journey has been like so far..hope to “see” you all there✨Here’s to our Family’s Freedom…#ForeverUnschooled