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 The idea that anyone needs to memorize states/capitals/times tables is based on an outdated, caveman belief system about true … [Read more...]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...]

Forced vs. Natural Milestones

As parents, we hear what "experts" claim to be average ages that children meet milestones in our culture. We then tend to compare our children to these averages and push them to reach them out of fear that they aren't living up to the cultural norm or standard. When many people first discover Radical Unschooling, in which a family lives … [Read more...]

Childhood Disorder or Lack of Interest?

Sadly, our culture drugs children, when they don't focus on what adults want them to be focused on. Yet, our culture also condemns them, if they are focused on something that the child enjoys. I hear this all the time, "My child sat there, like a zombie and didn't respond when I called their name! I need to start limiting xyz... to snap … [Read more...]

Homes of Radical Unschoolers: Peek Inside!

For years, I have facilitated a Radical Unschooling support and information group on Facebook. Approaching 20,000 members, parents who are new to Radical Unschooling can join and ask questions to more experienced members. The most popular questions revolve around punishments, freedom and releasing limits on foods, media/technology, … [Read more...]