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Follow homeschoolers Nadia and Aidan as they travel the USA! Each book in this series explores a new state and a new research topic. Along with their parents and pet turtle, they find adventure and learning everywhere.

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Topics: Do Life Right,empowerment,mindful parenting,Unschooling,video,words,writing

Fourth Week of the Doing Life Right Teleconference 2012

We’ve now had four full weeks of videos for the 1st Annual Doing Life Right Teleconference. It’s been so much fun! From October 22nd-29th we’ve heard from: Alana Terry on Doing Special Needs Right Renée La Tulippe on Doing Poetry Right Julie Hedlund on Doing Living Your Dream Right Sandra Dodd on Doing Unschooling Right Lisa […]

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Topics: education,empowerment,homeschooling,how to,mindful parenting,relationships,so you think you know,Unschooling,video,words

The Educational Spectrum–VIDEO

When explaining the core differences between various types of education, I wanted a physical representation of them. I wanted to show how they related to each other, so that it would be visually easy to decide what type would work for different families. Since nothing like that existed, I created my Educational Spectrum. I talk […]

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Topics: education,empowerment,homeschooling,mindful parenting,relationships,Toastmasters,Unschooling,video,words,zen

Rules vs. Principles–VIDEO

One of my favorite things to talk about is Unschooling. I feel that it is the single most life-changing decision that I’ve ever made. Becoming an unschooling family has broadened my life in more ways than I could ever say. Because of this, I speak at homeschooing and unschooling conferences. I love sharing my experiences […]

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Topics: education,empowerment,homeschooling,Toastmasters,Unschooling,video,words

Multiple Intelligences Simplified–VIDEO

In describing what Unschooling is to a non-homeschooling person, the first misconception that I usually hear is something along the lines of, “But… People learn best in school. Why would you not want your kids to be where people learn best?” To me, and all Unschoolers, school is not the best place for any person […]

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Topics: empowerment,mindful parenting,photographs,relationships,Unschooling,words

Stalking Meme and Why I’ll NEVER Promise that to My Children

There are always dozens of popular memes floating around Facebook (my current social media outlet of choice). Most I just ignore, some I even chuckle at, but the one that keeps coming back over and over that really annoys me is this one (I’m actually having a ridiculously difficult time typing the words since they […]

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Topics: education,homeschooling,interview,mindful parenting,photographs,so you think you know,television,Unschooling,video,words

Yesterday on TODAY

As many of you know by now, my family was on The Today Show yesterday, October 14, 2011. Many people have sent me private and public messages about our appearance. Some sent congratulatory messages, some wonder what kind of feedback we’re getting, some want to know our thoughts about the segment, some want our advice […]

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Topics: California,education,homeschooling,interview,photographs,television,Unschooling

Having “The Today Show” Film Us

On September 16, 2011, a camera crew and producer from The Today Show came to our new home, in California, to film my family [Greg, Teagan (11), Zoe (15), Lisa/me] for a segment about Unschooling. It is set to air tomorrow, October 14, 2011 during the 8:00AM hour. The filming crew was at our house […]

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Topics: books,empowerment,fiction,mindful parenting,money,relationships,sleep,Unschooling,words,writing,zen

Are writers more compassionate parents? 20 IDEAS TO HAVE PEACEFUL NIGHTS WITH CHILDREN

As I discuss characters and their unchangeable traits with other authors, I’m often surprised at how much these people believe that their character “has a right to be his/her own self without interference from others”. To me, this is the heart of good parenting. Our children are born to us as complete and whole humans […]

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Topics: education,homeschooling,movies,relationships,Unschooling

The Socialization Myth and Teens

Quick:  Name a high school teen movie. Doesn’t matter when it was made. Okay, now name another, and another–again, it doesn’t matter when they were made. Now, what do they all have in common? Yes, they all have striking similarities, don’t they? The popular kids exist in them, being mean to the rest of the […]

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Topics: mindful parenting,relationships,Unschooling

I will never embarrass you on purpose

I recently heard a mother of a young girl openly announce to the world that she was going to be spending time alone with the daughter and her daughter’s friends, and it was her intention to embarrass the girl as much as possible and in as many ways as possible. She was actually going to […]

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