To Trust Children You Must Trust Yourself Children make good choices for themselves when supported by a connected and loving parent who doesn't use their child's freedom as a tool to control them. When children trust their parents, they *believe them* when they give them information. When there is no power-struggle, children know there … [Read more...]

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Unschooling To End Math Phobia

People ask me, all the time, how my children learn math without any kind of formal schoolwork. I share that they learn what they need to learn as they go through life, when it is useful to them. Math is a tool to help us get what we want and it is *easy* to learn when a person learns what they need to, as they need it, instead of being … [Read more...]

The Hypocrisy Tragedy

We live in a culture that screams "Freedom," but doesn't allow children to be free. We live in a time that promotes, "Being Yourself!," and then criticizes and shames children who are expressing their Whole Perfect Selves and keeps them all the same to meet the needs of the adults in their lives, who think they have the formula for … [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

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...]