We’ve all read enough parenting books to know that comparing children is a bad thing. Maybe we’ve even been the victim of this kind of … Continue reading
Fall 2017 just got even MORE exciting!
Whether you’re new to unschooling or you just need a little more support – check this out!
The Creating Confidence private group will be going through the Chaos to Confidence materials week … Continue reading
Do you wish you could break down the barriers between you and your teenager? Maybe those speed bumps are starting to show up in your pre-teen or even younger!
My best guess is that you’re trying to control something that isn’t even within your power to do! Kids resist control … Continue reading
Here we are in the final countdown if you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, the Yule or Kwanzaa!
Several people have asked for suggestions on new traditions they could create … Continue reading
Let’s put this concept that Unschooling equals Unparenting to rest once and for all.
People have been saying this for decades. And those same people usually have no first-hand knowledge about unschooling. Or perhaps they’ve … Continue reading
Sometimes it helps to get really clear what we believe about unschooling. Here’s my list of 25 items that are important in my own personal Unschooler’s Manifesto.
Would you add … Continue reading
Would you like to unschool your teenager?
Are you not sure if that’s really a good idea?
I have something special for you!
Lots of parents feel the urge to get their kids to “buckle down” when it comes to the teen years.
Fear grips us and … Continue reading
Structure is another one of those words that gets misused. People say that kids need structure – and then take it too far. Kids don’t need their whole lives structured. … Continue reading
For years, we’ve heard other parents say,
“A house full of teens? Good luck!”
And they wander away shaking their head, as if you’ve already lost some battle.
True, the teenage years are full of heightened emotions, raging hormones, … Continue reading
I know. Some of these seem like total blasphemy. That’s because we’ve been sold a bill of goods that simply isn’t true. But these are the facts. And now that you … Continue reading
It’s all about the “learning”, right? We hear that all the time. And it’s true!
But it’s also about the UNlearning! And homeschooling moms seem to have the biggest challenges in this … Continue reading
Whew! You wrapped up another school year and I know some of you are wondering if you’ve really got it in you to do this all over … Continue reading
These five tips will help you no matter what you face on your homeschooling journey – and beyond, really. Sometimes we can get so caught up in … Continue reading
When people begin to homeschool in a less-traditional way, they often worry if they are doing enough, providing enough, educating enough. Good parents worry about that all the time – in non-academic ways … Continue reading
This week, I spoke with a journalist who was working on an article for USA Today about unschooling. She specifically wanted to know what kinds of challenges unschoolers face. She described the readership as generally more interested in … Continue reading