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A Radical Interview! Progressive Parent

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I recently was interviewed by Antony Sammeroff, of The Progressive Parent! It was a fabulous interview and he asked many well-thought out questions that invited me to expand on the philosophy of Radical Unschooling and Peaceful Parenting. I was grateful for the opportunity to share about how parents can shift from control to connection … [Read more...]

The Sparkling Martin’s NEW: Radical Unschooling Vlog

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Our family has begun a new Radical Unschooling Vlog series on Youtube!  Here is our first episode. Be sure to subscribe to our channel, The Sparkling Martin's, on YouTube. … [Read more...]

Radical Unschooling: The Unlazy Parenting Revolution

I repeat... Unschooling is NOT for the lazy parent!! Rules and force are easy for a parent, but at what cost to the child and the relationship? Permissive parenting and non-involvement is NOT what I am promoting here... This Unschooling life is very involved, connected and takes time to find ways to ensure the child's rights and freedoms … [Read more...]

Facilitating Relationships: Holding the Space

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As my older Unschooled children grow, I am seeing that  do not need me to facilitate their learning in the same way as they did when they were younger. At this point in the journey, they have learned how to learn through the many resources that the world offers. I am joyfully anxious to contact mentors, sign them up for workshops, drive … [Read more...]

Arbitrary Rules: Absolute Risk

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Arbitrary Rules: Absolute Risk I was recently asked, "If you don't punish your children, how will they learn that in the world there are laws with consequences if they are broken?" We live life with laws part of our world everyday with our children. We model for them how to live with laws and they witness what happens when we break … [Read more...]