Returning Home to a Teen Runaway

It's been a crazy summer! I've been traveling for speaking gigs, almost non-stop. Last night, I returned home from a short trip down south, to find one of my daughter's friends here at our house. This girl is almost eighteen, just shy of a few months, and we've known her for a few years now. It has been only recently that she and Tiffany … [Read more...]

What Really Spoils Children

When you give to your children abundantly, from a place of pure love, they learn generosity, love and kindness. When you give to your children from a place of guilt, shame or fear, children learn to buy "love". This is why people think that giving to children will "spoil" them. When a parent doesn't know how to give love freely, they use … [Read more...]

Homes of Radical Unschoolers: Part 2!

With now over 20,000 members, my Radical Unschooling group, this movement is growing rapidly! I posted this blog entry a few months ago for parents to gain inspiration from, by sharing what the homes of Radical Unschoolers look like.  The post was so popular, that many people asked me to post MORE photos and others sent them in, to … [Read more...]

Devin is No Longer an Unschooler!!

Well, we did it, despite what everyone told us would happen if we didn't listen to their, "advice." We raised one human to adulthood and he is thriving and happy, despite the many warnings by those who didn't think it was possible to raise a child with partnership, respect and freedom. Devin never slept in a crib, cried-it-out, or was … [Read more...]

How to be Grateful for Your Children’s Messes

This morning I woke up to a "mess" on the floor. With four kids, this is fairly common, but what is not common, is my view of our daily messes. Living a life with my children exploring their passions daily is a lot of facilitation, cleaning, assisting, supporting and connecting. I had an important realization many years ago: I realized … [Read more...]