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Step Back and Give Them Freedom

Step Back and Give Them Freedom

    ‘Please put your shoes on’ were the words that came out of my mouth, we were about to walk to the beach. My son in his pyjama trousers, bare footed, free spirited. There are days when I just want him to put his shoes on, it is simple. But the shoe less days […]

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When sending your kids to school is just not working out anymore

When sending your kids to school is just not working out anymore

  Perhaps it is time to jump? Whilst sending our children to school I had a nagging feeling that I wasn’t telling the truth, to them or to myself. Do I have to go to school? Fake me; Yes Real Me; (No) Do I have to wear this uniform? FM; Yes RM; (No) Why Do […]

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A Parent’s Guide on how to make your children love reading. (Don’t)

A Parent’s Guide on how to make your children love reading. (Don’t)

    The first thing I would say is don’t make children love reading, you can’t. Support their natural inspiration and drive to learn to read because they are curious and they want to. Some ideas on how to inspire children to read Read them stories, if they want you to. Let them as far […]

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Freedom and the Free Mind

Freedom and the Free Mind

The book is coming out soon and my thoughts have turned to a key question about raising kids and what might we mean when we say we want them to be ‘free’? This led me to ask what is a ‘free’ mind? The debate about conditioning ties into the wider issue of freedom. What is […]

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What on Earth is a Good Education?

What on Earth is a Good Education?

  I came across a Buddhist educational blog this week. One thread on the blog was about education so I had a look around. What jumped out straight away was the proposition that children should be given a “good” education. It’s a phrase I have heard much in my life and what is clear to […]

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Life Without School

Life Without School

Our children do not go to school and they love it. They have no uniforms, there is no homework to be done, no tests to be taken, no sticker charts, no lunch boxes to pack, no exams to pass. If schooling was a train then they are not on it, they are not even on […]

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A Short E Book; Freedom, Understanding Unschooling through the eyes of a Cat

A Short E Book; Freedom, Understanding Unschooling through the eyes of a Cat

Hello There,   Click the link below to read all about Freedom and Unschooling, as told through the eyes of a cat called Curious.   Freedom the e book PDF I hope that you enjoy it, would love to hear your comments, thoughts, ideas, responses….  

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Children read when they are ready

Children read when they are ready

I read to our daughters till they were eleven. I sat up at night, read books, tantalized them with stories. There was always that nagging feeling, that school-like gremlin of mine that would tap me on the shoulder and say ‘Ha, they are a little old for you to be reading to them don’t you […]

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The First Step Toward Unschooling: Unschooling the Parents.

The First Step Toward Unschooling: Unschooling the Parents.

‘Just let me live my life’ were the words that came out of my sons mouth yesterday as I tried to teach him about following a recipe. He was furious. He was wanting to cook, I was wanting to help him cook. He was wanting to make biscuits, I was wanting him to follow a […]

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The girl who jumped too far in to space…

The girl who jumped too far in to space…

Once there was a girl. She did neat and tidy things like sewing, reading and drawing all day. She wore neat and tidy clothes and wore her hair in neat and tidy braids. She wore pink ribbons to keep them from unraveling.On her way to the market with her neat basket and dainty steps, she […]

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