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Learning to Socialize, for Unschoolers

By Leo Babauta

One of the first questions anyone has when we talk to them about unschooling (or homeschooling in general) is "How do they learn to socialize?" It was definitely one of our first questions.

This is a good question, and the honest answer is that while there are lots of good ways, I don't have the perfect solution here. It's also not as big a deal as most people might imagine.

But let's talk about some of the assumptions that most people make when they ask about socializing:

Sleep nursing - What to do when YOU don't want to sleep

On Toddler Breastfeeding

Desmond loves to sleep and nurse. During naps he will sleep latched on, but he also loves to snooze in the stroller while daddy takes him on a long walk. At night though, it's the boob or bust. (No pun intended!)

When I say sleep and nurse, I really mean it. Many nights I've tried to sneak away, only to return because Desmond was up crying for me ten minutes later. The night is supposed to be adult time right? Time for grown up fun things. Time for relaxing. Time for conversation with daddy. Time for sex! Let me tell you something. You can do all those fun things AND meet your sleep nursling's needs at the same time. You just have to do it a little differently.

Here are a few things I like to do during my night nursing marathons.

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