"As we get older and our kids grow up, we eventually come to realize
that all the big things in our lives are really the direct result of
how we've handled all the little things." —Pam Sorooshian, June 4, 2007
Video Interview (Pam is the best on in this session!) from October 2015: For the Love of Learning
Ten Questions with Pam Sorooshian, interview by Pam Laricchia in 2017
At Cocking a Snook, JJ Ross wrote:
Our articulate, introspective friend Pam Sorooshian is a real-life unschooling inspiration to so many loving parents. As her own three daughters grew into (very smart and well-socialized!) young women, we've been privileged to see Pam focus more of her prodigious compassion, intelligence and educator skills on helping younger moms understand and begin living by unschooling principles.
and then Pam was quoted, and it's worth reading!
Like Sandra Dodd, I think this is Pam's calling, her mission—her way to help make the real world a better place not in the gauzy possible future, but right this minute.
She's really good at it, too. At least she sure does get to me!
on Unschooling and Learning
Unschoolers in College
—In May, 2012, Pam's three daughters earned an assortment of college degrees. [By 2019, each had a Master's Degree.]
What will you regret? [In French, in brief: Que regretterez-vous ?]
Love, Love, Love—a very brief look at the use, care and treatment of love in unschooling.
Unschooling is not "Child-Led Learning"
In Spanish: Unschooling no es "Child-led-learning". (or here, if that link is gone)
Be Their Parent NOT Their Friend?
"How to Be a Good Unschooler"
In Portuguese: Como Ser um Bom "Unschooler"
In Czech:Jak být dobrým unschoolerem
Principles of Unschooling
In Portuguese: Principios do "Unschooling"
Economics of Restricting TV Watching of Children
Becoming the Parent You Want to Be
I LIVE THEREFORE I LEARN: Living an Unschooling Life
In French: Je vis donc j’apprends – Une vie unschooling,
traduit de l’anglais par Claire R.
Reasons to Homeschool
Games and Math:
what mathematicians really do
Roya's experience with college math in "Teens Who Didn't Study Math"
How My Children Learned to Read This is linked and referenced in many places on the web.
Soothing a frustrated child
If you can read Japanese, a blog quotes Pam (in Japanese) and if you can read German, try
Wie meine Kinder Lesen gelernt haben.
Pam's words on pages featuring various writers:
Saying Yes to Children (third item on the left is Pam's).
Dazzling Projects for Kids
Role Playing Games as Part of a Rich Life
Building an Unschooling Nest
HOW Unschooled Kids Watch TV
The Value of Choices
Pam is quoted at the bottom of this blog post by Melissa Wiley.
February 6, 2010 Chat Transcript, featuring Pam
Pam has a blog: Learning Happens.wordpress.com [and another blog!]
Other Voices—collections of writings by various writers