My son just turned nine, so there is no urgency for me to think about his teen years. Yet, it is something I do think about regularly, partly out of my own apprehension of what is to come. I was not an easy teen, and I made a lot of really poor choices. I know now that was partly because I was reacting to all of the controls and unreliable adults in my life, but I would still find it very helpful to read about the lives of unschooled teens so that I can see a different outcome to my own. Any suggestions - books, websites, lists?

Kelly Hunt

I love "The Teenage Liberation Handbook" by Grace Llewellyn

On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 7:34 AM, Sandra Dodd <Sandra@...> wrote:

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> http://sandradodd.com/teen
> http://sandradodd.com/teens
> If you're near enough to come to the ALL Unschooling Symposium, there will
> be several teen and young-adult offspring of longtime contributors to this
> list.
> http://sandradodd.com/all
> Other conferences give chances to observe, meet and talk to older
> unschoolers and their parents, too.
> Sandra

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Hi Karen-

I strongly recommend this book:

Parent/Teen Breakthrough: The Relationship Approach

It is not about unschooled teens, but it was recommended to me by
unschooling parents, and was very helpful to me as my kids reached the
teen years

My kids have not always had the easiest time as teens, for a variety of
reasons, but the unschooling approach has always helped us through
difficult situations. Saying connected to my children has NEVER been a
bad thing. I can't speak to how kids "turn out" in the long run, as
adults, as mine are now only 14 and 18, but at this moment we are all
very pleased with the in the moment results of unschooling. The older
one is in college, and is enjoying it and adapting to the change in
lifestyle easily. The younger one is often lonely, as most of her
homeschooled peers have gone to school, but is committed to unschooling,
is developing her own interests, and her sense of self is quite positive.