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...]

Memorize THIS!

Some parents new to Radical Unschooling are worried that their children will not know the state capitals or the multiplication or "times" tables. I try to reassure them that memorization isn't really learning. The idea that anyone needs to memorize states/capitals/times tables is based on an outdated, caveman belief system about true … [Read more...]

Our First Radical Unschooling Graduate!

"Education is not merely a means for earning a living or an instrument for the acquisition of wealth.  It is an initiation into life of spirit, a training of the human soul in the pursuit of truth and the practice of virtue"    Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit Our son, Devin, graduated from a private, distance high school yesterday!! He has always … [Read more...]