Unschooling Chores

My Unschooled children have never had chores. We have never had charts hanging on our fridge with certain household tasks for them to take care of with stickers as rewards. Yet, Devin, Tiff, Ivy and Orion all help with the housework because they truly want to. How is this possible? For one, when I clean and do the little tasks that … [Read more...]

Don’t Kill Your TV! An Unschoolers Thoughts on Media

I was recently watching television with my son Devin who is a Radical Unschooler. We were watching the program, Anthony Bourdain: No  Reservations, together as we often do late at night when my other children are asleep. Devin and I share a love of travel and while watching together my heart began to pound excitedly as Anthony Bourdain … [Read more...]

Unschoolers Have Bedtimes?

Last night, around ten, Orion told me he was ready to go to bed. He is only three years old. About an hour later, Ivy came crawling up the stairs and said, "I love going to bed!" She brushed her teeth, and snuggled in next to us and asked me to tickle her back. All of my children love bedtime. I know it is because they were never … [Read more...]

Authentic Parenting

Dayna discusses authentic parenting, and raising kids in a healthy way. She encourages us to avoid the scripts of mainstream child-rearing, and to be ourselves - to be authentic with our kids. Let's be kind and respectful to our children. Punishment doesn't work. Find out what does... … [Read more...]