What Really Spoils Children

When you give to your children abundantly, from a place of pure love, they learn generosity and kindness. When you give to your children from a place of guilt or fear, children learn to buy love. This is an important distinction between two intentions in giving and one reason why people believe that giving to children will “spoil” them. … [Read more...]

Can Peaceful Parenting End the ‘Mean Girls’ Epidemic?

Tiffany, her friend Zoe and I recently went to the UK to visit my mother in England. I had a speaking engagement in Scotland, so it was a great time to go on a trip and explore Europe. It was a marvelous adventure. We have never brought a friend with us before to see my mom, so to bring Tiff's friend, was so much fun because we got to … [Read more...]

Practice What You Peacefully Preach

We have been conditioned by society to obey our masters and answer questions when asked. However, as free-thinking individuals practicing peaceful parenting, we should never do this. Unless we are inspired to connect and share, we owe no one an explanation for the choices in our lives. In this essay, I offer you a perspective that you may … [Read more...]

Cultivating Self-Love for Youth and Vitality

Once a week or so, I take a day to recharge and go inward. I am a highly sensitive, empathic individual and without a regular mindful practice of self-care, I can easily get out of balance. I have people message me with questions about how I maintain my energy of, "youth and vitality". (which is funny to me that people even look at me in … [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...]