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Home schooling Home Schooled Children Feeling "Free At Last?"

Q: I have begun home schooling our children. However, finding the perfect teacher has been challenging.
A: When people use the word "teacher", the vibration that matches the word often feels more like asserter than it does like allower. But, the ideal teacher is one who is an open vortex through which desire can be satisfied, where an asserter is one who has information that they are wanting to impart. Jerry and Esther visited with a magnificent founder of a wonderful school, *Sudbury Valley School in MA. And he offered something that was so clarifying to Esther. He said that their teachers never say, "Well, Johnny, don't you think you would like to learn to read?" because they are understanding that unless Johnny is asking to read, that the effort that everyone makes is going to be uncomfortable anyway. The ideal teacher is one who understands that desire to know is natural, and is someone who stands by ready to offer examples to satisfy the desire of the student What made you realize it wasn't working out?
Q: Behavior issues with the kids they were not liking the restraints
A: The kinds of things they said to you were, "We thought it was going to be a whole lot more fun. We thought we were going to get to do more of what we wanted to do, and we thought we were going to get to choose." And that's the way you felt when you were born, you thought you were going to get to choose, that was the bargain. And then somebody else says, "Well, here you are, and you don't get to choose. You don't get to choose where you sit, or when you come, or how long you sit there, and you don't get to choose what we think about. You don't get to choose when you talk, and you don't get to choose what we talk about. In other words, you are not free, you are our captives. And we are here to assert good stuff into you." And they say, "Ah, give me a break! That's not what the bargain was. I came understanding that I am a creator. I came knowing that I get to choose." It takes years to beat that out of them. It takes years and years before they are willing to sit there and be quiet and do only what is supposed to be done when it is supposed to be done. It takes a long time to conform you into your unhappiness. Oh, it is so delicious! When you have an environment where children feel free, where they get to choose, and you are brave enough to ride it out In other words, at first they'll choose all of the things that you have been convinced are wrong But when you are brave enough to let it go far enough that they actually do identify their own personal desire, and then you stand as the loving implementer of their desire -- you would never go back to any other form. The other never worked. It doesn't work even a little bit. It doesn't work at all. Not even a little bit.

Children, Kahil Gibran

And a woman who held a babe against
her bosom said, Speak to us of Children.
And he said:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not
to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The Archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the Archer's hand be for
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

The Greatest Gift To Give To A Child

Your children came forth pure and eager and knowing that all is well, to try to remind those who have come before them of something that they have forgotten. And so, that's why the generation gap will always be there. These bright young beings come forth feeling invincible, and their parents, who are not feeling so invincible, spend most of their life, teaching them to feel less and less invincible. And we say, how backwards is that? You're wanting your children to be empowered. Self-empowered. That is the greatest gift that a parent can give to a child!

dependent children

Parents don't want their children to make the wrong decisions, so they don't allow them to make the decision. And then the child becomes dependent, and then the parent resents that, and it gets off into a blameful thing early on. If you are encouraging children to do all that they can do and not squelching the natural eagerness that is within them, so that they can shine and thrive and show you and themselves how good they are at adapting then everyone wins.

Children's platform

Children coming forth today have a greater capacity to deal with the greater variety of information that is coming forward than you did. They deliberately are coming forth into this environment where there is more to contemplate. This generation gap that you are talking about, it has ever been thus. Each new generation, every new individual, that comes forth, is coming with you having prepared a different platform for them to proceed from. There is this thing that gets in the way of that that says, "I'm the parent. I got here first. I know more than you do." From the children's perspective, what they are saying is, "You're the parent. You got here first. You prepared a platform that I am leaping off from and my leap will be beyond anything that you have ever known."

you are free

The children desire freedom! And every particle of their being from their Source says, "You are free. You are so free, that every thought you offer, is responded to." And so, to take that kind of knowledge and try to confine it in any way, defies the Laws of the Universe. You must allow your children to be free, because the entire Universe is set up to accommodate that. And anything you do to the contrary will only bring you regret. You cannot contain those that cannot be contained. It defies Law.

words of empowerment

Relative to our children or any children with whom we would interact, our one dominant intention would be to give them a conscious understanding of how powerful and important and valuable and perfect they are. Every word that would come out of our mouths would be a word that would be offered with the desire to help this individual know that they are powerful. It would be a word of empowerment. We would set the Tone for upliftment and understand that everything will gravitate to that Tone if we would maintain it consistently.

individual talents

You are really individual beings, with very special talents, and it would be nice if teachers had the time, or parents had the awareness or skill, to see the children as the very individual, very special beings that they are. So that rather than trying to drum them into one category, they are, instead, appreciating the special insight that each child brings to the sea of diversity and contrast which is the stuff that creation comes from.

once you know you want it, think thoughts that match it

Q: An issue that [has] come up for me a number of times is regarding parenting.
A: We don't recommend it. We don't recommend being a parent or having one.
Q: It's good advice. I have a six-year-old right now who... I guess where I struggle, a lot of the thing that you teach about parenting are letting people make their own decisions or, you know, now moving into this controlling mode. There are certain positions I am placed in where I am the decision maker -- for example, I choose what school he goes to go, I choose what toys he can have. I struggle with that. Could you talk that a little bit, when the child is younger....
A: We will come back and talk about the specifics of that if you want, but we want to talk about something bigger first, and that is that as a parent, as you are approaching your child from the standpoint that it's a dangerous world that you are protecting him from, that's one vibrational mindset that will produce a whole set of results. And there's another vibrational mindset that says 'this is a safe universe and my child has guidance, and well-being is the basis of his experience.' So many parents approach their children as if the world is very dangerous and as if they are trying to protect them from all of the things that go wrong, which automatically disconnects you from your Source, from your reason, from your clarity, from your intuition, and the little one knows that it's happening all along. Because in his early life experience, he is still trusting in well-being. That is the greatest discord that takes place between parents and children: if the child feels safe and the parent doesn't think the child *is* safe. A parent would say, "Yes, Abraham, but bad things happen to these children." And we say not in an environment where their sense of well-being is fostered. In other words, parents work so hard at distorting the sense of well-being of their children, and then they complain about things going wrong and then use that evidence as the reason that they're wanting to protect them to begin with. What a backwards spiral that is, you see. So the thing that we would most work on from the perspective of parent is we would remind ourselves what a great universe this is and how well things are going and how magnificently orchestrated it is and what an amazing little body that is and how miraculous it seems that all the components of that body are working so amazingly well. We would watch for evidence of their intuitiveness and of their adaptation to their environment. And we would praise them at every opportunity and note how well they are doing, and we would anticipate them to be very different, we would not try to pound them into any regular roles. We would accept him as the individual that he is and take great delight in everything that he's doing that is even the slightest bit different in nature. We would just be beating the drum of the magnificence of this being. We would fast-forward in our mind and we would pretend that our son turned out to be the most successful, happy anything that ever lived upon the planet, and we would be crowing... about the role that we played in all that, and we would approach every day of their life from that fast-forward vantage point. In other words, we would pretend that they were ultimately successful, which from our vantage point means that they were ultimately happy and always find satisfying things that made them feel an in-this-moment love of life. And we would spend as little time correcting them and corralling them and trying to inhibit them and contain them as possible. We would just be bolstering their individuality and looking for evidence of it and reflecting it back to them over and over again. And the words that would... come out of our mouth that our little one would hear most often [would be], "You are amazing. You are so bright. You have such wonderful guidance. I always know that you will make the right decision. Oh, that was a good choice, Oh, I like what you've done here. Ooh -- really, really good job. Oh, I love that. Oh, it's very nice to be with you. Well, aren't you the smart one. Well, aren't you the fun one. Well, aren't you the clever one. Well, aren't you the beautiful one." In other words, we would just bombard them, we would treat them exactly as their conscience treats them, in real live words. His conscience would say to him, "I adore you. You are perfect. You are magnificent. Wasn't that fun? Let's do that again. It's all right." In other words, his conscience is rooting, rooting, rooting for all of those things [about which] parents are trying to say, "No, no, don't do that!" That's that duality that we were talking about earlier, isn't it? In other words, Inner Being knowing your perfection and mother not being quite so sure. Conscience knowing how clever you are and mother not being quite so sure. Yes.
Q: Can we chew on the specifics a little bit?
A: If we must.
Q: I must. 'Cause I go back and forth on this issue.
A: Well, don't do that.
Q: Well, he was in kindergarten and he was miserable....
Abe: Because it is containing.
Q: I know that.
A: It is boring. It is so boring! How would you like to go someplace where they don't let you do any of the things that you really want to do?
Q: Well, I began to recognize that the kindergarten that he was in was...
A: Boring!
Q: ...not a good fit. Abe: Boring! Boring! Boring! Like jail. With crayons.
Q: Okay, so I pulled him out. I have a six-year-old around all day long now. And it conflicts with what I want, too. I mean, I want to explore....
A: We understand. We understand. It's why you put all of your criminals in jail. In other words, you want them out of your hair.
Q: Well, what I would like for him is to be in an environment where he is inspired to pursue his interests. And when I pulled him out of his school, I really felt terrific about it. I felt like I was in touch with my intuition and -- but that's where I get stuck. How much is it just 'oh, I'm just satisfying my desire, I hate to see him cry in school, I hate to see him struggle, so I'm just making myself feel better by pulling him out'?
A: That might be, and it's all right if that is, but...we really think that you were doing your best to look at his best interest in doing all of that. But here is the thing that we most want you to hear: So he was in an environment that was not a good match for him, and the intensity of his response let you know that. And we think it's a wonderful thing. Don't you think it's great...
Q: Yeah, I do.
A: ...that his emotions were telling you, that [they] let you know that this was not a good match for him? And we love it that he erupted in that way. We would much rather that he let you know through his emotional response that it wasn't a good match than that he just bucked up and endured, and later became an alcoholic over it. We're not kidding. There are so many people that contain themselves in so many ways and then their behavior is affected in some other way. But the experience for you is that out of this is born a new desire that you did not have access to before. You now know that you want him to have some place to go, some place [where] he's stimulated, someplace that is a good match for him. Someplace where there are other high-energy children who like to do lots of different things, someplace where they're allowed more flexibility and more freedom. And we promise that those places exist -- they're all over the place. And now that desire's been activated within you, you have access to it, where you did not have access to it before. But you will not be able to reach this new desire if you keep beating the drum of how you did not like that school or if you keep beating the drum of now he's in your hair or... now you don't have the freedom that you are wanting. In other words, you have to be careful not to keep beating those drums because you don't have to explain anything to anybody. You don't have to justify your desire for him to be in school or your desire for him to have a fun place to be. That desire is natural, and it's nice that it's been born within you. And the Universe has heard it, and the Universe is not asking for any justification from you, just vibrational alignment. So how might you vibrationally align with that idea? By pretending that it's already happened. By waking up in the morning and pretending that it's already the day, even though it may not be, that this is the day he gets to go to the place that he really wants to go. By imagining that you're waking up, and he's in there before you even get your eyes open, saying, "Can we go? Can we go? Can we go?" That he's coming home with all kinds of things that he's created or thought about, or new friends that he's found, that he is just full of all of this exuberance for life as he's now found someone who understands him and plays with him and appreciates the power of his genius as you are coming to do. We think that you can have anything that you want. You can find something that will be satisfying for you at the same time, but you couldn't have it before you had an experience that made you identify that you want it. And now you know that you want it, all you have to do is think thoughts that match it and it will be yours. And fast -- it is our expectation

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Unschooling Fallacies
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Encyclopedia Entry for Unschooling
Unschooling From Wikipedia
What Unschooling Is
"Partial" Unschooling... isn't
The Unschooling Approach
Unschooling Approach Detailed
definitions of the term unschooling
Defining Unschooling
Unschooling Undefined
Let's Get Unschooling Straight
Unschooling and Quality Education
Unschooling explained some more.
DEFINITIONS Unschooling, unschoolers We want to be successful in life, right?
Definitions of Unschooling
Unschooling...Natural Learning...Child Led Learning...
Natural Learning
The Learning Waterfall and Natural Learning
Unschooling Pages Unschooling Main Page Unschooling.
Homeschooling Approaches Unschooling
Introduction for Unschoolers
Learn about Unschooling ZMISSION Unschooling
The Unschooling Approach
Philosophy of Unschooling
Teaching Methods - Unschooling
ARBOR Methods
Unschooling everything2 unschool everything2

Differences Vs. Similarities ` Other undefined

Autodidactic Students
Basic Intro to Delight-Directed Learning
Delight-Directed Study
Delight Directed Studies
Organic Learning
F.U.N. News Issue #8 Organic Learning or Organic Learning
"Organic learning"
"organic learning"
Unschooling or Homeschooling
Unschooling or Homeschooling?
Unschooling or Homeschooling?
Unschooling or Homeschooling: What's the Difference?
What is the difference between homeschooling and unschooling?
Homeschool, Unschool, or School at home. What is the difference?
Force-fed vs. Interest-led learning
Unschooling vs. School-At-Home
Homeschooling vs. Unschooling
Homeschooling vs. Unschooling
Parenting styles: unschooling vs home schooling
Unschooling is a type of homeschooling.
Is Charlotte Mason Unschooling?
Unschooling and The Moore Formula

Reasons ` Explanations

"Why not school at home?" My Journey to Unschooling
Myths About Home Schooling/Self-Directed Learning & Commonsense Answers
The "Gifted and Talented" Fraud
Answering Criticism
A Letter to Concerned Relatives
A Conversation With a Relative
A Conversation With a Relative (continued)
Why "Unschooling"
Why We Unschool
Why we unschool -
Why unschool?
A Relaxed Homeschooling or Unschooling Approach Works Best for the Little Ones
Unschooling: Self-Directed Learning is Best
Why I Call It Unschooling? Unschooling...what do those kids do anyway?
The Unschooling Approach: John Holt
Self-Education Learning Without Instructors
Raising Your Own Children is Fun and Fulfilling or Eleven Reasons To Raise Your Own Child through refraining from institutionalizing your child and choosing instead "homeschooling," "unschooling," or nonschooling your precious child
Unschooling Leads to Self-Motivated Learning
Library Student World Interests Homeschool/Unschool For the best possible education
Unschooling elevator pitch

How Tos How To's ` Advice

Youth Power Rock Your School 6. Don't Go to School - Unschooling
This is the response to the youthpower website quiz
The other option is of course, not going to school at all. Otherwise known as "unschooling," there is a quickly rising movement of young people who are learning far more and living a much better life without any type of "formal" education.
Deciding what you want to learn
Unschooling the Gifted Child: Defining the Challenge from Within
Transition to Unschooling
"But if I don't have a curriculum, they'll do nothing!"
If I let him, he would never...If I let him, he would always...If I let him, he would do nothing but...
Religious 'Unschooling'
Religious Unschooling
On Early Academics Our Opinion of Unschooling
Christian Unschooling
The Unconventional Way
Deschooling a Parent: Learning to Trust
Stages of Unschooling
Five Steps to Unschooling
Beginning Your Journey
Beginning Unschooling
Becoming an Unschooler
Becoming Unschoolers
How I Started Unschooling
Learning as Unschoolers
All About Unschooling
Dealing With Doubts
"I need TCS, NCP, and Unschooling advice" Unschooling: Having the Faith to Let Go!
Students Learning Naturally
Unschooling - Wisdom - Discussion - List of Documents
Unschooling to a Schedule?
Both Coercion and "Doing Nothing" are Mistakes
Unschooling: You'll See it When you Believe It
Back to Structure: When Unschooled Kids Want Curriculum
Natural Learning Environments Tools for Student Responsibility
Tools of People Who Love to Learn
How to Raise a Respected Child
Living by Principles instead of by Rules
Rules vs. Principles
Learning to Trust Oneself
John Holt: Teach Your Own Children . . . At Home
Doing, Not "Education"
The Art of Doing Nothing
What I Learned About Teaching Children From Teaching Adults
Love them and Leave them alone
Parents that Build Barriers Compared to Parents that Remove Barriers Youth Barriers


Unschooling Preschoolers
Curriculum to Unschooling
Unschooling Academics
Complying With Regulations
Records - Articles About Record Keeping
Notice of Intent: Filing Is Voluntary
Unschooling and Portfolios, Back to School?
In case an unschooler is required to submit a curriculum
The Un-curriculum
Establishing A Record Keeping System
Unschooling Record Keeping
Unschooling Record Keeper for __________________
Daily Learning Log
Crump Family Unschool Standards for Educational Excellence
Unschooling Curriculum
~The World is Our Classroom~
Trusting Your Children To Determine Curriculum
The Curriculum Question: An Unschooler's Approach
The Deeper Effect of a Child Learning to Read: Confidence
How My Children Learned to Read
Literary Un-curriculum or....Redwaaaaaalllllllll!!!!!!
Language Arts and Unschooling
Radical Math Advice
You Can Unschool Math
Developing an Unschooling Non-Curriculum - Math
Learning How To Tell Time... The Unschooling Way

After Unschooling around Home

Alternatives ` Programs ` Careers
Older Unschoolers
"Unschooled Teens Solve World Problems" "Listen to Unschoolers"
Teen Gathering for Self-Educated & Homeschooled Teens & 20 Somethings "Unprom" "Unschool of Rock" "Successful College Portfolios from Unschooled Students" "Panel Discussion: Do I Need College?"
AfterHigh Homeschoolers
AfterHigh Alternatives
How I Got my D.I.Y. Degree ... at the University of Planet Earth
How I became an Adult Unschooler
"I am an Unschooled Adult"
I Am An Unschooled Adult
Unschooling Meets the Workforce
How to Drop Out
Save $40,000 on College
COLLEGE CONFIDENTIAL Home Schooling and College Unschooling: What is it?
Rising Out of College
Traveling in New England
Rising Out of Hampshire
What About My Dreams? and Alternatives to College?
And What About College?
What About College?
Frequently Asked Questions About Unschooling High School and College
COLLEGE CONFIDENTIAL Home Schooling and College Any unschoolers out there?
How Do Unschoolers Prepare For College?
Choosing a College
Stressing Out About College
A Return to College
How to Unschool College
Unschool College Curriculum My Unschooling Curriculum
Weaving a Life
Unschooling into college
SELF COLLEGE - The University of You
The No College Choice
Travelling School of Life
The UK Adult Unschoolers Network
The UK Adult Unschoolers Network
Here are some who found careers

No Notice Needed ` Some Check


Notice needed ` Some No Checking

CA, NV, AZ, NM, MT, WY, NE, KS, WI, MS, AL, KY, DE, CT, D.C., VI

Moderate checking


High regulation


Worldwide Around the World

International and Specialty Home Education Sites Sharing Resources Around the World
State Laws
L.I.F.E. Learning in Freedom Every Day
North Carolina Unschoolers
Maryland Unschoolers
North Shore Unschoolers
Southern Maine Unschoolers
The Winona Farm
Winona Farm
Welcome to Natural Learners
Northside Unschoolers
The Center for Unhindered Living Oklahoma Unschoolers
The Oregon's School of Unschooling
Dragontree Home Learners
Schooling and Unschooling at Home
Ontario Home Learners proboards unschool
Enfoque de Desescolarizacion - "Unschooling" (o Relajada) Portuguese
Unschooling/Homeschooling Brazil Portuguese
Autonomous Child
education otherwise
Our Unschooling Family Website
The Journal of Homelearning, homeschooling, unschooling our teenager in the UK
Welcome to unschooling.co.uk, the new home for unschoolers in the UK.
Our Home-Education Website
World is a classroom for me and my child
Asociacion para la LIBRE EDUCACI�ON
Aula Libre Spanish
Crecer Sin Escuela
Aprender Sin Escuela
unschooling en France French some English
Homeshooling, unschooling, schooling. French
Les Enfants D'Abord French
Informationszentrum Leben ohne Schule German
Das Leben ohne Schule in Europa German Europe
Learning Naturally in Namibia
Hebrew Unschooling
DIARY "Unschooling"
Grassland�unschooling " Chinese, some English
JoyLife Chinese, some English
Life Growing Chinese
Unschooler Chinese, some English
Chinese Unschooling
The Resource Center of Self-Directed Learning Taiwan Chinese
Unschoolers Unlimted R.C.S.D.L. Taiwan Chinese
Korean English
Unschooling In Japan English
Japan English
ZERO-net Unschooling in Japan Booklet Japanese
Q&A Japanese
Misawa Home Educators Support Group
The Nancho Consultations Kazuo Inamori
Natural Learning


Famous Life Long Learners
Notable Homeschoolers
Live and Learn Unschooling Conference
not back to school camp
Quo Vadis
LiVE JOURNAL Interests "unschooling"
The Unschoolers Ring
Blogger Browse Profiles unschooling
UnSchoolers Online Blog
Autodidactic Profiles
Welcome to the National Coalition of Independent Scholars (NCIS) Website
Unschoolers' Websites
Staff Bios
Staff Bios 2
Personal Web Space Personal web sites
Parent Testimonials
meet the rest of the community here
The Homeschool Generation
more stories about people who quit school, and made a good life for themselves
Tristan Snow-Cobb (fourteen)"Lifelong Homeschooler"
Clare Ryan (fourteen) "Checking it out paid off"
Liberated Learners
Self-Direction, Engagement, and Success
Author Profile
S O L O M A X MAX @ School Living an Adventure Novel Traveling with Katie
I Am An Unschooler
A Visit with Mary Hood
Talking About Independent Learning
Finding My Deschooling Path
Heather's Hiking Hiatus - Biography -
11/22/2004 Entry: "17-year-old unschooled girl's projects"
Wendy Usually Wanders
Jesse Martin
Autodidact ` Recipe for joy
Interview with Peter Kowalke
Student Learned Without School
Ann Lahrson-Fisher
~All About Me~ & About Me
Me & amiloelover
Barda Allen
Interview with Sandra Dodd
Sandra Dodd
Grown Without Schooling GWS
Grown Without Schooling GWS COMMUNITY
Piece Profile Zoe High Who Needs Math?
Grace Llewellyn's Bio
Grace Llewellyn
Grace Llewellyn everything2
Interview with Grace Llewellyn: Champion of the Unschooled
Gracefully Active
Guerrilla Unschooling - Grace Llewellyn on why school can damage kids
interview Linda Dobson
Mary Griffith
Interview with Mary Griffith
The Education of John Holt
John Holt
Children may be more capable of competent self-directed learning than we give them credit for An Interview with John Holt
Welcome to the College Dropouts Alumni Association
Education Automation
Alfred C. Fuller "A Brush with Fame"
Medicine in Stamps Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723): Father of Microscopy Student learned without school Still more on W. W. Sawyer by Jerry Becker
Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age
The greatest mind ever - a lesson from history
The Prodigy

Some Travelers also are unschoolers.


Live and Learn Unschooling Conference
not back to school camp
Quo Vadis
Family Stories
Natural Learning
Sandra Dodd Articles
Living the outlaw life: An education in freedom
Be a real Drop out Drop the conditioning!!
You ask me: Why were You so mischievous in Your childhood?
Free to Be Me: Homeschooling Advances Liberty
Nurturing Children's Natural Love of Learning
Non-Institutional Education
Real Living... Real Learning
I Am What I Am
Growing Without Schooling: A Record Of A Grassroots Movement
Doing My Own Thing
Heather's World
NBTSCC Old Stuff
Home Schooling results
~The World is Our Classroom~
Pam's Blogs
No Way!
Life-based learning
Life Learning Magazine Editor's Journal
Wendy Priesnitz ~ Challenging Assumptions
Homeschooling Articles Index
Finding My Deschooling Path
Understanding Life Learning
Holistic Education HOMESchoolING
Chris's Excellent Adventure
By and 4 the Young
Relaxed Homeskool
Time To Drop In To Life
The Learning Moment
Joseph McLean
The Homeschool Mom of 2
Brian's Education Blog
Catawampus Homeschooling update
Child-led Natural Learning
Wendy Usually Wanders
Graceful Journey Living Math
the radical homeschool blog
Grass Roots: Learning to Share
Discovering organic learning and Discovering organic learning This Side of Somewhere
Homeschooling Articles Index
Truth, Love, Joy
Creative Learning Academy
culturekitchen Persephonics, by Sandra Dodd
William...Student of Life
School Free Zone
A life worth living. A life with meaning. A life that is lived and not just prepared for. A life that begins NOW. Life is good. Thank you.
My philosophy of homeschooling.
It's Starting to Make Sense!
Children Studying as They Are Moved
Cycles not Perfection
Learning, Naturally
Living In Nature's School Room
A Charlotte Mason Education NATURAL NATURE LEARNING
infed.org thinkers
Theatre du Monde... where living in the world IS learning!
David, ?la Carte
Learning, ?la Carte
The Joys and Challenges of Homeschooling Our homeschooling approach
The world is our classroom: Life without school
Live with children and learn
Learning as we Live
Ben Williams' Home School Diary
Plant your seeds wisely!
Love of Learning Center
Understanding Child-Led Learning... about a natural learning family
My Pages on Living and Learning
Personal Glimpses
Living Joyfully.ca
My Life As An Unschooler
Experiences by
Family-Based Living
Finding The Path To New Territory - Are we near the end of the path?
Freedom of choice
Homeschooling with Minimal Academic Structure
How We School
A Homeschooling Story
Passions help us grow.
Little Willie is Learning :)
culturekitchen Unschooling
Giving further credence to what unschoolers have been saying for years?
Noah insists on unschooling
unschooling Search Results from this woman's work
Ramblings of an Unschooling Family
2 Girls in the World An unschooling weblog
m00minfamily unschooling
Onward from Unschooling: Our Niche within a Niche within a Niche
Back to Unschool It's as 'real world' as it gets
Unschooling All Summer
Sandra Dodd on Unschooling
Unschooling Adventures
My Life As An Unschooler
~Unschooling Information~
Unschooling - Suite101
Teaching Methods - Unschooling
Unschooling Sermon
Un Schooling
Unschooling Diary
Sandra Dodd on Unschooling
Living & LEARNING a place for the unschooler at heart
Joyful Hands Unschooling Site
Unschool Travel From Oaxaca to L.A. Swimming Pools
OAE On The Road Again, with an Unschooler...
Major Unschooling Writers
Unschooling as peace education
Unschooling, Yet We Still Eat with Forks
Unschooling and Child-Led Learning
Unschooling Perspectives
Unschooling and Child-Led Learning
Unschooling Instead
Unschooling in Alabama
Waiting for Unschooling to Work
Unschooling in the Ozarks
An Unschooling Point of View
Peaceful Unschooling
Unschooling - Unschooling Autumn
Unschooling Adventures
The Parentsplace Unschooling Board Hall of Fame
High Unschool
Unschooling By Bike
Unschooling By Bike To Live Without a Car
My thoughts on Unschooling.
Living & LEARNING A Place for the Unschooler at Heart
Michael's Unschooling Page
Sandy Keane's Unschooling Home Pages
The Unschool Mambo
My transition from avoiding literature courses to now paying for them myself has taken several years of unschooling. Inspired by Thoreau and Helen and Scott Nearing, I rarely worked more than 20 hours a week for others. I did this to give myself free time to see what I would do with it, or, in other words, to unschool myself.
Confession Time
Unschooling - Inspiration
Unschooling - Spring's Budding Naturalist
Unschooling - Unschoolers in the Kitchen
Our Unschooling Lifestyle.
Unschooling Rural Oasis--The Winona Farm The Winona Farm

Specific Experiences

Working Out Your Convictions
Christian Unschooling
Thoughts of a friend on Christian Unschooling.....
Unschooling (or Educaton by Osmosis, For Those Who Distrust the Term Unschooling)
A Day in the Life of a Classic Islamic Homeschooling Family She is a Die Hard Unschooler!
Pagan Unschooling
We Speak / My Story
Allowing Your Highly Sensitive/Out of Sync Child to SHINE with Unschooling
Unschooling With ADD
POSITIVELY ADD -- Parenting & Unschooling
Unschooling With ADD
The Unschool Bus
Unschooling To The Max
Black, Unschooling and Proud!
ACORNS Homeschool Newsletter


UNSCHOOLING Unschooling - Grandparents and Unschooling
Some Thoughts About Homeschooling
Compulsory Unschooling?
Urban Man: The Survival Of Childhood
Unschooling and Field Trip Behavior
Unschooling and Friendships
Knowing Everything Zen
Unschooling: Words and Thoughts HOW CHANGING WHAT WE SAY CAN CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK What Teaching Never Can Be "Learning" vs. "Teaching"
Learning to See Differently
Welcome to Spiritual Unschooling Definitely "a horse of a different color!"
Refining Basics
When Jon Came Home
No Fear!
Moving a Puddle
You Could Grow Up to be President!
But aren't we supposed to not care about that stuff? Isn't that why we're unschooling?
"Open School in the True Sense of the Word"
Joy ` Life couldn't be better
Accomplished Poets


Unschooling Quotes
Unschooling Quotes
Quotes From Famous People About Education And Freedom
A Selection of Quotations on Education
Education Quotes

books/people OR more quotes

Salvador Dali Melting clocks are not a problem in
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tolerate a textbook, but only as a last resort.
Mud is your friend. You prefer hands-on
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