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The Unschooling Life

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Aug 29, 2014

Parents worry a child might be too “bored” or “lazy” to unschool. Is this possible?

My conclusion is - not only are boredom and laziness not reasons or proof that unschooling doesn’t work  - they can be great opportunities to learn new things, to have more bonding experiences, giving a chance for parents to...

Aug 25, 2014

When they first hear about unschooling, many people ask “is that legal?” Every country is different, and in the US, every state is different.  But usually the answer is yes.

Aug 23, 2014

Many people worry that unlimited screens will harm their child.

But natural learning occurs best when children follow their interests and are trusted to direct their own play and learning... EVEN when they’re interested in something on a screen.

Aug 7, 2014

What do families gain from an unschooling lifestyle that goes beyond providing a natural learning environment? I asked Sandra Dodd to talk about the differences between unschooling and other education alternatives. Today she touches on the parent-child bond, the parents’ learning, honoring human instincts, respecting...

Aug 7, 2014

Children who are free to play learn to regulate emotions, overcome narcissism, be empathetic and creative, think abstractly, discover and develop their passions.