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...]

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...]

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...]

Radical Unschooling IS Tribal Parenting

All of our children have been raised this way, since birth. I was told they would never be independent if I did these things. I wore my babies, almost continuously, until they wanted to crawl and even then, the second they wanted to be held again, they were back in my arms. We never used a crib, not even for ONE night - ever. We have … [Read more...]

The Renaissance Woman! Controversial Interview

I've been doing a number of interviews lately. The interest in Radical Unschooling is growing exponentially, as more and more people want to learn about alternatives to traditional schooling and parenting practices. At this time, there is great interest and my invitations to speak and requests for interviews and parenting coaching are … [Read more...]