I'm new, I'm afraid, and I'm forgetting to breathe!!!

"Read a little, try a little, wait a while, watch." *

"My kids might never know how much they owe their fabulous childhood to [the unschooling discussions], and that's the way it should be, but *I'll* be forever grateful!"

[Patti Schmidt, 5/05/03, of a site that is gone,
but excerpts and quotes live throughout this site]

Help is here!

There's even help for remembering to breathe.

DAILY HELP: Just Add Light and Stir
daily blog with a quote, a photo and a link to cheer or inspire you
(or explore the 4600+ posts already there, with the randomizer)


Gradual Change

Gradual Change is important.

Helpful starting places


Precisely How to Unschool

Frequently Asked... (Q&A)






Joyfully Rejoycing, Joyce Fetteroll
Well organized, attractive website

A playlist on Youtube:

P.S. Marty completed a degree in economics, with a minor in geography, from the University of New Mexico,

All of our kids live in Albuquerque. Kirby's less than a mile away. Marty's three or four miles away (in our old house), and Holly lives about eight miles due west, toward the river. They are all in their thirties (as of 2024). We have five grandkids.


"How to Be a Good Unschooler"
inspiration from Pam Sorooshian

Building an Unschooling Nest

Doing Unschooling Right (title from a series of videos organized by the "Do Life Right" site)

What Helps Make Unschooling Better? (edited transcription of an online chat)

Unschooling Very Well

Encouragement (Daily, maybe still)

This site, SandraDodd.com, is my own greatest contribution to the unschooling-help world.

You could subscribe to JustAdd Light and Stir— daily quote for inspiration, usually with a link to more or similar ideas


Always Learning (by e-mail or website)
for committed unschoolers

Radical Unschooling Info, an open group on Facebook (you can read without joining)

Hearing Voices

Links to many sound files (some interviews, many conference presentations) and a few videos are here: SandraDodd.com/listen

Daily Lives

Typical Days is a collection of all that happened in one day in the lives of various unschooling families.

News Articles, Research, Media...

Although this isn't named "unschooling" the articles posted are all unschooling-related. unchooling.blogspot.com

Definitions of unschooling (short, long, poetic...)