Category Archive: unschooling

Jan 07

Bedtimes, Limits, and Baby Steps

  I recently received an email that asked a couple of great questions that really spoke to a larger issue, one that gets brought up a lot.   There are two things I’m wondering if you can help me understand. I’ve read your posts on no tv limits and no bedtime. At what age did …

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Nov 14

Q & A – Deciding to Unschool, and My Hopes For My Children


  I’ve really been enjoying answering questions this week!  If you have questions, feel free to send them either here or on my FB page.   Just let me know if you’d rather I’d answer you privately (and please be patient… sometimes there just aren’t enough hours :)) Without further ado:   What lead you …

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Sep 18

The Birth of an Unschooling Conference

It happened in the car. Isn’t that where most important conversations take place? We were driving to one of the umpteen places we find ourselves driving on any given weekend, and I was lamenting the fact that we weren’t going to a conference this year.  We’d already decided to pull out of the conference we …

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Sep 03

Not Back To School, 2013


I woke up this morning to a newsfeed filled with happy, fresh-faced, smiling Back to School pictures from my friends.  Since we live as if school didn’t exist, there’s no “back to” around here.  And while we DO do fresh-faced and smiling… that’s not the way we generally roll at 7 in the morning.  :) …

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Aug 19

Asked and Answered


I recently put out a call for questions.  Questions about unschooling, parenting, me, my blog, whatever you’d like … and you guys rose to the occasion!  Here’s the first batch of questions and answers, and the first of what I hope will become a regular feature on my blog.  If you have questions, send em, and …

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Jul 15

the kids, the housework, and me.


It’s a series of questions I hear a lot.  A lot a lot: Do you really not require them to do chores?  Do they still help around the house?  How do you get them to help? Yes, I really don’t require them to do any particular chores.  Yes, they all still help around the house.  …

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Jun 17

Does Unschooling Mean “Anything Goes”?


The other night after dinner, Mike and I were playing a board game with the two younger kids. Tegan was excited (she’d just won the lottery), and was dancing around in her chair.  She stood on her chair at one point, and leaned over to hug her dad.  She started to lose her balance, and …

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May 05

A Radical Path

Day 5, Sunday: Publicly profess your love and devotion for one of your blogger friends. What makes them great? Why do you love them? If you don’t have blogger friends, talk about a real-life friend or even a family member. Just like with the quotes, I had trouble narrowing this one down.  So many awesome blogs …

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Apr 09

Unschooling, According to the Kids


Yesterday, I took the opportunity to have a chat with all four of the kids about unschooling.  I wanted to be able to share their words, their thoughts, and their perspectives.  What follows is just a portion of the awesome conversation that unfolded.  Bold words are mine, and responses are from Spencer (16), Paxton (12), …

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Mar 05

Hacking Your Education, by Dale J Stephens


“I’m not arguing against schools.  I’m writing in favor of choices.”  ~ Dale Stephens And choices is exactly what this book is about.  More choices than you likely ever thought possible.  This is not a book for someone who’s content to follow the status quo, content to be a product of the “system”, or content …

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