From: Michelle Barone, MA LMFT, DCEP
My name is Michelle Barone, and I’d like to introduce you to the “Finding Your Way: Unlimited Possibilites In A Natural Learning Lifestyle."
As a young woman, before children, I was trained as a teacher in a fabulous progressive education setting. It was very natural, child led and was wonderful training. I loved seeing the joy in the children as we learned and played together.
As I moved into my own parenting, I fully believed that I would send my children to this wonderful school. While I worked as a therapist helping families, my children would be learning with great teachers!
Then when my son was one year old, I read an article that transformed my life and how I experienced learning and living with my children. The article was all about a lifestyle called Homeschooling where parents teach their own children at home. WOW!!! It took about 2 seconds for that to make PERFECT SENSE and I’ve never looked back!
Powerfully create a life worth living outside of school!
Homeschooling/unschooling was a very grass roots movement quietly growing. Back then there was no internet so parents learned from each other by reading or talking in small groups in homes or at the park. Families were slowly taking up the process of educating their children outside of the traditional system!
John Holt, David and Micki Colfax were the very powerful early voices. Many more strong voices have helped to create this powerful movement and continue to inspire parents to create life worth living, outside of school. I unschooled my two children (now 26, and 19) as a single, working mom. I pulled my close friends along on this journey and was one of the founding mothers of a "park day" that still is thriving!
In my work as a family therapist, attachment therapist, and energy psychologist, I spend many hours a week counseling families who are living this lifestyle, and I hear a lot of confusion.
Here are several challenges I receive on a regular basis:
Well, I had those days, sometimes weeks, where it seemed all we did was argue trying to get out of the house, to just have more upsets throughout the day! What was I thinking? Yes, my friends and I would talk with each other, but we didn't have anyone too far ahead of us to say, "It is fine!" or to mentor us through these sometimes crazy days!
I love mentoring. I know this lifestyle is truly beneficial for families because I’ve been where you are, many times! My hope is that you will stick to it. I see families every day thriving, even with challenges! This lifestyle isn't perfect but then life isn’t perfect. I can tell you this though…this lifestyle can create UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES. Unlimited because you are breaking away from structure’s that say it can only be one way!
You are the expert for you and your family,
Introducing my brand new community…
Here you can learn:
When you become a member of “Finding Your Way: Unlimited Possibilities In A Natural Learning Lifestyle” you will:
I want to ask you a serious question.
How much do you pay attention to YOUR needs as a unschooling parent?
The Finding Your Way Community is about YOU and YOUR NEEDS!
I know that you pay a lot of attention to what your children need, that you are more than willing to spend time and money on books, classes, and activities. It is likely that you rarely turn down a great deal when it comes to your kids. But, do you take time for yourself, taking care of yourself, even in a simple way? Taking a couple of hours each month to nurture you, to take care of your inner needs, to create connections and get support, is so important so you can be the kind of unschooling parent you want to be.
Think of what happens when your needs go too long without being met, when the focus is always just on the kids needs. You may not realize that when you are...
* have low energy
* loosing interest
* feeling isolated/lonely
...that you are beginning to burn out. Not because you are doing too much for your kids, but that you are not doing enough for yourself!
Think of the cost to your family when you don't take care of yourself. You have invested time and money in your kids' activities, projects, classes, materials, and yet you have no energy, no enjoyment while doing these things any more! With just a few dollars a day of investment for yourself, you multiply what you can give to your children and your family.
You will find that with the right kind of support, understanding and tools, you will:
* discover your true needs
* have more energy
* have more fun with yourself and your kids
* have more patience and understanding
* be renewed on a monthly basis
My Member Guarantee!
"I’m sure you will love every minute of your membership in our community, however I still want you to know that I stand behind my commitment to provide you with an incredible experience as a member so here is my Member Guarantee. If at any time you feel you aren't having all of your expectations or needs met, you can cancel your membership with no questions asked. That's my promise to you!" ~ Michelle Barone
Treat YourSelf Gently,
MA LMFT DCEP
PS. I am so excited to meet you and support you in FINDING YOUR WAY through your unschooling journey!
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Your use of this program constitutes your understanding that the information contained herein is strictly for informational and educational purposes and is not designed to provide a mental health diagnosis or make any other recommendation. It is not designed to replace the advice and counsel of your health care provider.
Michelle Barone, MA LMFT, DCEP
Counseling, Energy Psychology & Consulting
NET (Neuro Emotional Technique) Certified Practitioner
The Homeschool Therapist
Founder of The Unschooling Summit