Living as if School Doesn’t Exist

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Unschoolers live as if such a thing as school doesn’t exist. We know that school isn’t necessary for learning. It sounds simple. No lesson plans. No grades. No tests. No curriculum. But for those who are used to thinking in terms of planning a kid’s day with programs, lessons, assignments, and schedules, it might be […]

How Unschoolers Learn to Spell

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People are often intrigued by unschooling, but worry about “the basics”. After all, they have memories of being drilled and forced to memorize words for spelling tests and then having to write the words they spelled wrong. They didn’t particularly love those spelling tests or the hand cramps from all the writing, but it was […]

Judging is a Good Thing

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I have a lot of strong opinions. Stick around long enough, and you’ll hear me speak my mind on parenting, education, breastfeeding, vaccines, circumcision, politics, and many more things. I will proclaim to anyone who will listen that compulsory school is bad for kids, I definitely think that breast milk is superior to formula,and punishment […]

The Value of Presence and Connection with Children

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I have been contemplating why some parents seem to have a calm relationship with their kids, without yelling and punishing, while others always seem to be yelling and controlling. I’ve been observing different parents and have noticed that without fail, when parents do a lot of yelling and controlling, there is always much less of […]

How to Really Solve the Problem of Bullies

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Several weeks ago, a boy in a Pennsylvania school district committed suicide after being bullied. He had, apparently, gone to the guidance counselor and complained about the bullies, but the guidance counselors didn’t do anything. They didn’t even tell the parents. At the school board meeting,parents and concerned citizens stood in front of the school […]

School isn’t Necessary for Learning

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When someone who has never considered the concept of unschooling first hears about kids having no lessons and no curriculum, sometimes the initial reaction is shock. It has been pounded into our collective heads for so long that school is necessary for learning. “What, just leave them to be illiterate with no skills so that […]

Radical Unschooling: Is it for Everyone?

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Is Radical Unschooling for everyone? Absolutely. It is absolutely the best choice for every child. No, I don’t believe that it’s great for some kids but not for others. No, I don’t believe some kids need to have school or arbitrary rules imposed on them. Every child deserves the freedom and respect of directing their […]