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Lehla’s thoughts, ideas, points of view

18 Steps to having a ‘Workaway’ person help your family.

18 Steps to having a ‘Workaway’ person help your family.

  Workaway is a website that’s aim is to help people who are travelling to find a place to stay for free in exchange for helping their hosts. By creating a swap between the host and the traveller a fine balance is met which enables each party to benefit. It goes like this, if you […]

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Unschooling and the art of letting go of fear.

Unschooling and the art of letting go of fear.

It is so easy to be gripped by fear. Fear is like a witch casting spells over everything. I can excel in hooking on to her skirt of anxious thoughts, I can fly with her but, in the land of unschooling or homeschooling, she is not welcome as she is so destructive. She is the […]

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Unschooling, parenting and getting help.

Unschooling, parenting and getting help.

I cannot do unschooling on my own. So I don’t. I open up the doors, and let other people in. I have an in-built hero habit, where I try to do it all which ultimately serves no one, least of all the kids. So, when I find myself trying to do too much, I get help. I […]

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Learning without walls

Learning without walls

Our kids classroom has no walls, as they have no classroom, they have no subjects that they have to study, they have no tests that they have to pass, they are doing it by themselves with me and other adults around the place to use as a resource. They are in effect self directed learners.  […]

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Do we need to teach our kids table manners?

Do we need to teach our kids table manners?

We tend to talk about the table manners across the table. We sometimes bark. I say bark because we are not perfect and we have been saying the same thing about eating nicely for a while now. We talk about it. We talk about if one of the kids went on a date to an Indian restaurant for […]

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Can children learn to write if you don’t make them?

Can children learn to write if you don’t make them?

  Our son is nine and he has decided he wants to be able to read and write. He is frustrated that he can’t do either very well yet. So we say ‘How do you want to do that?’ and for a long time he has been saying ‘the computer can teach me.’ It has […]

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Do Algebra and Unschooling go Together?

Do Algebra and Unschooling go Together?

So I was curious to know out from my friends three things. Firstly, who understands algebra and secondly do they use it in their work and thirdly do they think it really needs to be taught in schools? My experience of algebra was one of extreme anxiety, shame and complete, I have no idea what […]

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Ten Things I Tell Myself to Remember Around Parenting

Ten Things I Tell Myself to Remember Around Parenting

How do I love these children as much as I can? How do kids learn things that connect with their souls? How do the fireflies of inspiration spark their spirits? Can I help keep those iridescent lights of creativity shining? I ask myself these questions… I know that for me putting the kids in a schooling environment […]

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Frequently asked questions about UNSCHOOLING. PART ONE

Frequently asked questions about UNSCHOOLING. PART ONE

If you take your kids out of ‘normal’ society, how do you expect them to ever be able to get back into society? I have never known what ‘normal’ society is, I don’t know that I have ever been in it, so in answering that question, I would ask another question. What is ‘normal society?’Aren’t we all just humans trying […]

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Four Points to Fearless Living…

Four Points to Fearless Living…

Fear and I have been really good mates, the fearful lady has lived rent free in my head for a long time, in fact the fearful lady over the years has entertained my inner gremlins and had a party in my head almost way back since I can remember. I am not sure when she […]

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