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THE INTRODUCTION of JUMP, FALL, FLY- from schooling to homeschooling to unschooling

THE INTRODUCTION of JUMP, FALL, FLY- from schooling to homeschooling to unschooling

Introduction This book started out as a book about schooling, or to be more precise our children’s learning. Which up until the around the time they were born we had expected would involve an ongoing relationship with what is commonly described as schooling, in a school or series of schools. Very early in the writing […]

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The Joy of being with an Unschooler when they are Learning to Read

The Joy of being with an Unschooler when they are Learning to Read

‘I will read when I can read’ were my sons words. At aged ten he is on the edge of flying in to the world of words. The ‘not being able’ to read bit will soon be a sweet memory. I sit with him as he speaks the words out, I see a big complex […]

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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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Teachers, We Need to Talk about the Children.

Teachers, We Need to Talk about the Children.

I come from a family of teachers, I have been an unofficial teacher myself in many ways, including a spell of homeschooling my own children. Now I find myself to be an unschooling parent but if you were a teacher and I was at your side before the kids enter the room this would happen. […]

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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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Unschooling, Community and Choosing to say Yes

Unschooling, Community and Choosing to say Yes

  Fourteen children of varying ages troupe around here, sometimes together, sometimes in small groups. They are shoe-less school-less the sun is out and so are they. Their parents are all doing different things, some working, one making a cake, another on a business call, someone else is writing.  You are not allowed to walk […]

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Unschooling The Kids. The Book

Unschooling The Kids. The Book

  If writing a book is like building a house, then I think I thought our unschooling book would be a neat, smallish modern build with windows letting light in and a breeze flowing through it. The words would be the bricks, the ideas possibly the cement or the light fittings, the flowing space inside […]

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Our Story about Unschooling and how we got here!

Our Story about Unschooling and how we got here!

As the three of our children walk around Italy most people think that we are tourists as we look typically English. However when our children speak and order ice cream, it is clear that we are not…quite.   We find ourselves at this moment in our lives living on a hill in the centre of […]

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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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UNSCHOOLING CHATS

UNSCHOOLING CHATS

  This is a place where we will be uploading our ‘chats’ where we discuss all things unschooling and we shall see where it leads from there…   Unschooling Chat Number 3 READING This chat is all about reading. There is so much pressure it seems to be able to read, especially at a young […]

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