Monday, March 31, 2014

Ivy Blossoms!

If our children want to make money from doing things they love in life, we want to encourage that and facilitate it in any way that we can. Of course this may include working for someone else in an apprenticeship role to gain more skills to help them toward their goals. Our family was featured on 60 Minutes Australia this week and I shared about the fact that our children have never been conditioned to take orders, so working for themselves would more than likely be their path. I also shared during the interview that IF they did want to work for someone else, it would be because they truly desired to work and gain skills in whatever job they would have. Working, just for the sake of making money in an unhappy job is not likely something they would choose to do, because it wouldn't make sense for them to do this. Especially where they have never been forced to take order nor trained to be, Yes men.

Devin and Tiffany both have their own businesses and have been making money for themselves for years. As organizer of the Life Rocks! Unschooling Conference, one of the highlights of the event is the "Renegade Bazaar." It is a two hour event where attendees of the conference can sell their wares. Children bring their handcrafted items and display them for sale. I love supporting young entrepreneurs and offer a place for them to share their work and businesses with other Unschooling families.

Ivy (9) has started a business called, "Ivy Blossoms." She makes barrettes and jewelry with positive messages of love and peace. She will have a space at Life Rocks! this year to sell her items. Devin is making walking sticks, cutting boards and some hand-forged items. It will be the fourth year that we have held this event and everyone is counting down the days!!

Hope to see you there!

1 comment:

Danielle said...

I'm just wetting my feet in the concept of making money doing something you love, and I am in my mid-30's still. Go Ivy!