Unschooling goes beyond education and learning--it bleeds over into every area of your life, eventually. So what does it look like to be unschooling food? For many unschoolers, this means what you think it means--kids are given the freedom to...
Do you let your kids play with fire? For most Americans, child safety means keeping kids far away from anything sharper than a nerf ball. However, you might be surprised to learn that not all countries treat their children like delicate...
Resistance When did I become such an uptight parent?  Yesterday I caught myself shooing my children out of the kitchen while I was trying to get our upcoming road trip snacks into the dehydrator. I was tired, I was trying to...
Are we all born as creative geniuses? In a talk at TEDX Tucson, Dr. George Land reveals shocking results of a creativity test that was initially developed for NASA, but lead to the testing of school children. After proving successful...
Compulsory public school is widely thought of as something that benefits society as a whole. A reasonably well-educated populace makes a country run more smoothly...or, at least, that's the theory. An Arizona State Representative wants to improve public school--by making it optional. Yes,...
Road schooling or world schooling, emphasises the idea that most of the learning in life takes place outside of a traditional classroom. While the amount of formal school work done will vary depending on the family, the uniqueness of...
Gameschooling As the mom of a kinesthetic learner, one of my favorite homeschool strategies is "gameschooling." Gameschooling is defined as using games for learning or education, in an intentional way. This doesn't mean that we play video games all day.  But, we...
I originally wrote this in 2012, when my children were much younger.  Gentle discipline. That sounds pretty progressive, right? Not spanking or hitting children IS still a pretty progressive concept in our society (unfortunately). In my opinion, it’s disheartening that we’re...
Hold on--I'm about to disappoint all you high-achievers...but good grades are no measure of intelligence. More importantly, good grades also don't actually have any bearing on one's success. School does influence one’s real-world success–but not in the ways that one would...
Falling Fruit has been such an amazing resource for our family! I love watching my children explore nature, especially when they have gained the skill set and knowledge to actually CONSUME pieces of the world around us with confidence...
The majority of people have no idea what unschooling is, so I'm here to define it for you. A lot of people think they have unschooling all figured out, but are actually stuck in varying states of misinformation. Unschooling is not a...
This article is Part 4 in a series called Does Unschooling Have Natural Limits? Please also find Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 When I first heard of unschooling, I was coming from the typical parenting paradigm, in which...