- 10 Group Coaching Calls (monthly)
- 2 Group coaching calls for Parents of Teens (monthly)
- A supportive community of parents on this unschooling journey too!
- Private Membership webpages with Unschooling Resources
(Unschooling Guides, extra PDFs, past workshops, recordings from guest speakers - so much!)
- A private Facebook group for questions and support between coaching calls
- A private WhatsApp chat for those who prefer a more text-based connection
- No long-time commitment - stay for a month or for as long as it's working for you!
HAPPY CLIENTS SAY:
"Sue's calming presence and intuitive questioning helped me develop the confidence I was looking for"
"Such a cost-effective way to get coaching! Even if you only stayed for one month - which I didn't! I've been in the group for over a year!"
"Sue is understanding, accepting, knowledgeable and kind. She responds to messages right away and never makes me feel judged. It's well worth it!"
"Sue attracts the BEST people to her group! It's awesome! She's right when she says 'You don't have to do this alone!'"
"The best thing about this coaching experience is Sue! She is caring, down-to-earth, thoughtful, kind, and insightful!
Talking through my own concerns and listening to others do the same, Sue gently invited us to frame those situations differently, from an unschooling perspective, and question our assumptions coming from our traditional or mainstream parenting and schooling backgrounds. My experience with the group really lived up to the name, Creating Confidence! Slowly, after week after week of participating and listening to these conversations in the weekly calls and on the FB page, and with the wonderful support materials that Sue wrote and provided for us, the unschooling perspective began to be second nature to me and my family is loving our unschooling life."
Transform Your Approach with Coaching and Community
When you begin to think about your child’s education, you may feel so overwhelmed that you don't even know where to begin. And once you begin down your path, you most likely feel alone and begin to spiral with questions. Especially questions related to unschooling.
"Where do I start?"
"How do I make sure they're learning enough and filling in all the gaps?"
"Is this working for other families and how do they deal with critics?"
"How will I deal with new phases and life challenges as my child grows in this new learning environment?"
"Can I honestly be successful at this?"
It's time to find out.
It's time to give yourself permission to stop the comparison game, stop the second-guessing, and stop trying to prepare for the inevitable questions from your in-laws, your neighbor, and the mom at the dance studio! Breathe easier knowing that you do not owe anyone else an explanation for what feels best for you and your child. Begin to see the exciting learning opportunities unfold in the daily activities of the life you are providing for your child.
How many times have you said, "Where are my people?"
They're right here and together we will move through all the phases of unschooling confidently. This is a journey! Do you want some company along the way? Great, because we are here along for the ride!
You will find parents and families to relate to. You will find new support systems. These people will have a similar purpose and will help guide you in staying on the path. They will give you new ideas and encourage your success.
Are you a family who…
- has just removed your kids from school and feel nervous and full of questions?
- has been homeschooling but are worried that your kids have gaps in their knowledge or won't be able to learn "the hard stuff?"
- feels isolated because the naysayers and critics are everywhere you look?
- has been homeschooling but are challenged with power struggles and understanding how to address them?]
You are in the right place, my friend!
I'm Sue Patterson
...and I invite you to make yourself at home!
I'm a homeschooling/unschooling coach who works with parents who are frustrated with their current educational approach.
I provide the information parents are looking for and help them create a homeschooling plan that will actually work.
I've created a community of parents who want to learn together and lean on each other as they raise their children through the homeschooling journey.
Introducing: Creating Confidence
We are an ongoing coaching group that supplies you with guidance and support in creating the homeschooling life you desire. We will give you the tools you need to feel relaxed, prepared, and confident in your decision to pursue an alternative educational route for your child.
When I think back on what would have been most useful to me as a new-to-unschooling parent, I know without a doubt, that I could have benefited greatly from having a consultant, mentor, or simply a helping-hand on standby for me, as my kids moved into different developmental phases. Reading articles and blog posts supplied me with some guidance, but talking with someone who had done this before would have felt like hitting the jackpot!
In the beginning stages of homeschooling, I was hesitant and I agonized over the decisions that I was making. I thought that I should somehow prepare more for this transition, but I was left to a DIY route of doing so. So inevitably, fear took hold, and there I was pouring money into curriculums that would never work for our family. I was constantly spiraling and wasting money by not addressing the fears head-on.
Imagine what it will be like to have clarity and make your choices out of confidence instead of fear!
I want that for you - and I can help you get there.
More from parents in my group:
"Sue has such a gentle, kind, flexible, and yet sensible approach to talking things through. I also found Sue to be very nurturing without being patronizing. She is exceptionally generous with her wisdom on Facebook. I feel that Sue is genuinely on my team and less interested in correcting my flawed radical unschooling and more interested in gently guiding me towards fulfillment in my family and our life together.
"I feel so much joy each week after our coaching call. There are so many real, lovely, loving people in Sue’s groups - and that is because of who she is." - Becky, Oregon
"This coaching group has been a big relief - just feeling that I have a life-line that I can use when times are difficult or doubts arise!" -Susan, North Carolina
"Her groups are a safe place to find real-world unschooling answers to what life has to bring where conventional parenting groups could not help. The FB groups highlighted that my gut instinct to treat my children as whole human beings weren't such a crazy idea, and generations of families have embraced this way of life, including thousands of modern families worldwide." -Anonymous
These are normal people who have found success in my methods, frankly, because I have dotted all the I's and crossed all the T's before you. I've taken my experience and used it to guide others, and I would love the opportunity to guide you on this journey as well! I give you all of the resources that you need to not only understand the ideas behind unschooling but most importantly, I teach you how to implement them. Theory is great but getting into action is where unschooling really takes off and your confidence expands.
I’ve been where you are now.
I'm a mom like you who wanted to help my kids learn in a way that didn't include curriculums and constant testing.
I remember – all too well – what it was like when we first started this home education path with my own three (now grown) children. I would have loved having someone to talk to that UNDERSTOOD me.
So that's what I offer you!
I’m taking my 25 years of experience – and the years of seeing other people’s experiences – to guide you to success.
If you are in the beginning stages, I want to help you get started on the right path!
If you’ve been homeschooling and something is not working, I want to help you iron out the wrinkles and get to the core of the problem!
Special Resources for Parents of Unschooled Teens
- Twice a month coaching calls with specific teen topics
- A Collection of articles, blogposts, videos on parenting teen topics
- Recording of Transcript Workshop (and the accompanying workbook)
- Recording of Book Club discussion about Parent-Teen Breakthrough: A Relationship Approach by Mira Kirshenbaum
Why waste another day worrying about your decisions?
Here's what to do now!
If you are tired of the inner critic, the doubter, and the naysayer, then it's time to take control.
It is time for you to confidently step into the role of helping your child live and learn. Let's get started!
I am here for you. This community is here for you.
Step 1 Just click the button to join our Creating Confidence Membership at the top of this page.
Step 2 You will be sent an email with instructions for accessing all the materials, coaching calls, and resources.
What a great option for coaching and community!
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No long term commitment, quit whenever it stops working for you!