UnWasted Food

I recently received a question about Radical Unschooling that I wanted to share. Question: "My daughter will constantly ask for food but not finish it or will ask for something, take a bite or two and then say she wants something else" My response: The overall reason why I wouldn't make a big issue out of this is because I … [Read more...]

Unschooling and Self Worth

We take it from our children starting in preschool, then once they hit their teen years, we are trying to give it back to them. We see that the spark that they once had is missing. It's their self-love and inner knowing. The institution of traditional parenting and school is set up in such a way that parents end up believing that they … [Read more...]

Math – Unschooling Style

Unschooling is a free-flowing experience. It takes trust on several levels, but in one way it means to truly believe the idea that learning and life are not separate. It is knowing that your children will learn "the basics", through living a life with many resources and unwavering parental support, love and involvement. Last night the … [Read more...]

Unschooling Chores

My Unschooled children have never had chores. We have never had charts hanging on our fridge with certain household tasks for them to take care of with stickers as rewards. Yet, Devin, Tiff, Ivy and Orion all help with the housework because they truly want to. How is this possible? For one, when I clean and do the little tasks that … [Read more...]

Love It Forward: Extending Radical Unschooling Philosophy

As I prepare for traveling to Texas and then Australia for speaking gigs this fall, I am remembering a flight that my family took back from England where I was the keynote speaker at the first ever Unschooling conference in London.On the flight home there was a mother traveling alone with two kids who were sitting next to us. Being such a … [Read more...]