How to Deschool So You Can Unschool

Unschooling can be a difficult concept to wrap one’s mind around, especially if they have not yet “deschooled.” Since most people spent their youth traditionally schooled, whether within schools walls or homeschooled with a curriculum, it is hard to...

Why Do You Punish Your Child?

Children today have it pretty rough. We ask them to carry loads that most adults could not fathom, from grueling school and homework schedules to perfect attitudes and behavior at all times. On top of the overwhelming responsibilities, they must carry around fear of...

Lies Most Parents Tell Their Children

I recently ran across the article 20 Lies Parents Tell Their Children and the title intrigued me as I have often had a list running through my own head. After reading it, I was simply left disappointed. This area of great importance was sadly wasted on many points...

Top 10 Signs Your Neighbors Are Unschoolers

In most neighborhoods it usually doesn’t take very long to figure out that the neighbor kids are homeschooled. Seeing them out and about throughout the week is a pretty dead giveaway. But if you look a little closer, you may find some of these tell-tale signs...

Radical Unschooling: No Food Limits

Radical Unschooling is a fairly foreign concept to most. Some have not heard of it, and most who have do not quite understand it. Unschooling is a method of homeschooling in which children are encouraged to learn on their own. They can pursue passions and interests...

Who Draws the Line?

There are 2 year olds who are fluent in multiple languages and who can play the violin as though they were born with the knowledge. There are 2 year olds who have yet to utter a single word and would rather suck on their thumbs than pay any mind to plucking the...