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...]

Trust the Intensity

For years, I have shared about my daughter, Tiff's sensitive nature. She just turned twelve so I wanted to share a few things that I have come to learn about my daughter over the years. I remember when she was only two years old, she used to scream for everything. She worried about so much. She also seemed to be unhappy often, and this … [Read more...]

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...]

The Evolution of Children’s Rights

The Evolution of Children’s Rights  By Dayna Martin   Children are the most discriminated against people in our culture today. Much of the damage that many of us are healing from is directly related to how we were parented and treated in our lives growing up. As children, we were controlled and abused, even if we were not aware … [Read more...]

Child Advocacy in Public

The other day, I took my daughters to a local shop that sells jewelry and accessories. There was a young family there and the parents were talking in a threatening tone to their very young daughter. I walked closer to them to see if I could get a sense of what was going on. They were attempting to coerce her into getting her ears … [Read more...]