Category Archives: life without school

The Books Under our Christmas Tree 2018

I love books.  In an effort to own less stuff, books are my Achilles heel.  I LOVE THEM.  How they feel, how they smell, how they look, there really is nothing like a beautiful book. (see what I did there, I rhyme! 😆 )  My youngest children, love them too.  My oldest is a closet book...

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Respectful Parenting: Raising children to become themselves

Traditionally, obedient children, meant good parenting………the aim was to train children/people to make life as easy as possible for the adults around them for the most part and force them to become the people we want them to be before they are ready to make those choices for themselves.  There was also some outdated idea...

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Socialization without school

Here’s what it’s like getting “socialized” without school ……it looks like real life. ➖ The children and the adults intentionally make friends and hang out with people they like as much as they want, whenever they want. ➖ Just like real life. ➖ The children and adults build relationships with people of all different ages....

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How children learn without school

But how do they learn without school or sit down lessons? Through LIVING.  It is literally impossible not to learn when you are allowed to participate in life, follow your interests and explore the world in as much detail and as often as you like. Today, this little guy provided us with just one of...

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what if we supported full time mothers like this?

  I couldn’t be more grateful that women have a choice.  Choice to work, choice to be home with their children, choice to work from home etc.  But just because we technically have choice, doesn’t mean all choices are well supported. I’d like to start by getting something out of the way, I’m not against...

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