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Why It’s Important to Allow Kids to Follow Their Interests and Passions

6 days ago

After my recent series of short unschooling blog post story podcasts, I now have a longer episode. It’s jam-packed full of thoughts, ideas and news! In episode 116, I’m discussing the following questions: Does planning have any place in unschooling? Can we make attractive planners using Evernote? Will I continue my Evernote workshop series? How does […]

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Learning During a Crisis

2 weeks ago

In this week’s podcast, episode 115, I’m sharing and discussing two stories: Learning From Life and Homeschooling in a Crisis I’m talking about those times when we don’t need to strew because life is rich enough without any help from us. Maybe life is sometimes too rich. We might have a crisis to deal with that prevents us […]

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What if You Disagree With My Unschooling Ideas?

3 weeks ago

My Unschooling Book Series (28) What happens if I publish my unschooling book and then I receive negative comments? What if you disagree with my ideas? If you do, I could conclude: What works for my family might not suit yours Every family is different. We’re all aiming to meet the needs of each of […]

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Being Honest About Unschool Maths

3 weeks ago

My Unschooling Book Series (27) Today, I’ve been writing about unschool maths, jotting down notes about how we went from ‘unschooling except for maths’ to unschooling with complete trust. Unschooling except for maths? Is that really unschooling? I want to discuss that question, but first: Why is it so hard to let go of maths? […]

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Treating Kids With Respect

3 weeks ago

  My Unschooling Book Series (26) I’ve written about trust and unconditional love. I need to write about respect as well: Trust, Respect and Love Unconditionally. These are some questions I’m pondering: Can parents demand respect? Or do we need to earn it? Or is everyone, adults and children alike, worthy of respect because of our […]

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All About Strewing

3 weeks ago

My Unschooling Book Series (25) In my post, What Unschooling Is and What It’s Not, I described our early day of unschooling: After reading these stories (in John Holt’s magazine, Learning Without School), my eyes lit up. Excitement bubbled within me. If I allowed my children to follow their interests, they’d do similar amazing things. […]

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Blogging, Social Media and Unschooling Books

3 weeks ago

  My Unschooling Book Series (24) The breeze is sweeping the clouds from the sky. The temperature is rising. It’s a perfect day for an almost-summer Sunday adventure. I should be heading outside but instead, I’m sitting in our family room with my computer on my lap, trying to write the next post in my […]

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Spreading the Radical Unschooling Message

3 weeks ago

  My Unschooling Book Series (23) Not so long ago, I made a podcast called Why You Should Consider Radical Unschooling. I wanted to encourage everyone to let unschooling spill over into all aspects of life, and not just the educational part. I wanted to say, “Unschooling is very good indeed, but radical unschooling is even […]

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What if Unschooling is Wrong?

3 weeks ago

My Unschooling Book Series (22) Today, I’m sharing an incomplete thought. Some thoughts are like that. They sit at the edge of our minds, refusing to enter completely. We could dismiss them, but they might hold something of value. If only we could grasp them properly and put them into the right words. Do you […]

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Should Parents Be In Charge Because They Have Experience and Wisdom?

4 weeks ago

  My Unschooling Book Series (21) I’ve been writing about trust. But are kids really trustworthy? Perhaps we need to discuss this question because trust is fundamental to unschooling. If we doubt we can trust our children, how can we unschool successfully? Again, I’m going to share some thoughts which may need reorganising and expanding if […]

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Babies and Toddlers and Unschooling

4 weeks ago

My Unschooling Book Series (20) This morning, I’ve been working on an article about unschooling and babies and toddlers. And although I’ve spent a few hours writing and playing around with my words, I haven’t got anything polished to publish as a post. But I can share a thought or two… When we were homeschooling […]

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Unconditional Love: An Essential Ingredient of Unschooling

4 weeks ago

My Unschooling Book Series (19) I’m always talking about unconditional love: Trust, Respect, and Love Unconditionally. I’ve written or told lots of stories showing how love works within a family. In each one, I’ve shared a thought or two about why unconditional love is so important. What I’d like to do today, is try and […]

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Life After Facebook

4 weeks ago

My Unschooling Book Series (18) Several months ago, I deleted my Facebook account despite Facebook warning me not to. I’d miss it, I was told. How was I going to keep up with all the important people in my life without it? Social media is essential in today’s world, you know. But I ignored this […]

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How Unschooling Isn’t About Doing Whatever We Like

4 weeks ago

My Unschooling Book Series (17) I don’t want to spend too much time online today – it’s Sunday and I want to relax with my family – so I’m sharing a quick thought instead of a longer post: Unschooling isn’t about doing whatever we like. Instead, it’s about choosing to do what is right. From […]