Learning Through Teaching

My fourteen year old son, Devin, is a very creative person. He has recently started bladesmithing, which is making knives and swords. Yesterday he asked me to come outside and watch him make an entire knife from scratch. It was below zero out, but I bundled up and went out to watch the process. I watched him do everything, from getting … [Read more...]

Truth Be Told: Radical Unschooling vs. Permissive Parenting

(image created by Anne Wood) Over the years, Radical Unschooling has been mistaken for "permissive parenting," and many judgments have been made about it based on this misbelief. The truth is, Radical Unschooling is an extension of Attachment Parenting philosophy and is a very hands-on, involved approach based on connection, rather … [Read more...]

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...]