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What is Unschooling?

We 'un' school. But what does that mean? For us it means this: We do not approach learning the way most think of when they hear the word 'school'. We eschew the traditional approach of going into a building filled with resources and…
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I'm pro-learner, not anti-education

The natural curiosity of a child is a sight to behold. To watch a toddler fumble through her world, touching, examining, tasting objects in her path is quite remarkable. Her brain taking in all the new information at lightening speed. She is…
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Learning to Read the Natural Way

I know it is hard to trust, but trust you must. Children can and will learn to read without school. This has been proven time and time again, yet it is a difficult concept to accept in a culture that spends billions of dollars on curriculum…
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Understanding limit pushing

"Respecting children means understanding their stage of development, not reacting to their age-appropriate behavior as if they are our peers." If you believe children are 'out to get us', that they are misbehaving just to make our lives…
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Violence Towards Children

A beautiful blog post from The Organic Sister. She is unapologetic in her call to stop the oppression that our society still embraces towards our smallest and most defenseless citizens- our children. Read this through--from beginning to end…
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The Sunshine that Caused a Poop Storm

During times when my kids' reactions seem over the top or uncalled for in my grown-up opinion is precisely when I need to remind myself to stay calm, to trust and to be gentle. I'm sure many of you can relate. Below is a little episode I wish…
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Radical Honesty

Radical honesty. Ever heard of it? Me neither until I found this fascinating drama on Netflix, Lie to Me. Tim Roth is the lead guy. He plays an entrepreneurial psychologist whose firm is hired by various entities to determine who and possibly…