Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Our Sparkling VLOG! First Episode!




The Sparkling Martin’s NEW: Radical Unschooling Vlog

Our family has begun a new Radical Unschooling Vlog series on Youtube!  Here is our first episode. Be sure to subscribe to our channel, The Sparkling Martin’s, on YouTube.

5 comments:

Luminara King said...

This is such a great video. But, it makes me feel sad as we have been unschooling for 5 years and are now about to stop as it isn't working for our family. Allowing our children to have more freedom has lead to extreme tooth decay in our son, who loves candy but has hated brushing his teeth. He just is not able to self regulate the amount of candy he eats. Neither of our children make any effort help us around the house even after 5 years of no chore lists. My husband and I are exhausted. If anyone has any advice it would be most welcome.

Kirsten said...

Thanks so much for sharing. It is so much easier to understand by viewing a video!! I have so many questions, but hopefully they will be answered as I watch your journey!

Dayna Martin said...

Luminary, Teeth can be fixed! What are the options for you and your family? Are you going to stop unschooling all-together because of candy and housework?
Only bringing in the foods that you feel comfortable with your children consuming is an option for families who have children with food allergies and issues. If you shop, then you can be the one to bring in what you are comfy with them eating. They can then have freedom with what is in the house.
Also, with housework, most children don't and shouldn't have to clean. It is one thing to help out, but the housework, I believe, is your main responsibility.
Here is an article that I wrote about children and chores:
http://daynamartin.com/unschooling-blog/unschooling-chores/

Good luck and if you'd ever like to schedule a coaching session with me, I can help you get back on track so you don't have to give up on this life altogether.

Peace & Love, Dayna

Erin said...

This is so great! You are all so cute, this made me smile. I love the happy clamor of all the kids talking at once and how you are able to spread your attention around to everyone. The example of grocery shopping was really fun too - I loved seeing how Ivy was able to reason out which cheese was the better bargain!

Krystal said...

Thank you for the inspiration! We had our own shopping adventure :)
http://feetkissearth.com/2014/08/19/pick-your-own-snacks/