How do you teach your daughters to be powerful?

What does that mean anyway? To have power? Power can be a bit of a scary word. Wars have been fought over power. Maybe for me it means that our girls will be able to stand in their power when they are

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Should You Tame the Uncorked Child?

  un·cork (ŭn-kôrk′) tr.v. un·corked, un·cork·ing, un·corks 1. To draw the cork from. 2. To free from a sealed or constrained state. Our friends came around the other day, they are in their thirties

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Santa’s Children and how to say ‘No’ to an unschooler…

My children told me this morning that they were the children of Santa, they were split up at birth and that their mother is Mrs Christmas but also a spy that works for the British Army. Santa and Mrs Christmas

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How does a day play out in an unschooling household?

I have peppered this post with words that show what subjects are being learnt as the day goes on. But in truth who knows what is being learnt, who knows what goes in to a childs mind, ever. If one needs

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How do unschoolers visit a school in Istanbul and Bangkok in the same week?

The kids have to wake up at 7.30 to speak to a school class on the other side of the world. It goes like this, ‘Girls, get up we have a Skype call’. In our household, the kids don’t wake

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Can kids learn to read if you don’t push them to learn to read?

Reading at school for our kids was a really stressful, they had a programme they had to follow, it was painful for me to watch as every bone in my body knew it was not right for them. It was even more

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5 Ways to Save Money with these Creative Ideas for Christmas.

I really think that there is alot you can save money on at Christmas. I also think it is fun to step back and be creative. I often look around the house before buying because squirreled  away somewhere

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Do You Encourage your Kids to Have a Voice?

The other day we had another friend here (she is 12 and also an unschooler) and it was the kids turn to make lunch. The friend didn’t want to make lunch, so neither did the kids. I was all hooked and

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Me and the Wood Man.

As I was stacking the wood, Ant, my husband talked about when we should order our next bunch of wood from the wood man. And I said I think ‘I would like to order from another wood man’. And

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If Schooling Kills Creativity Does Unschooling Bring Creativity Back to Life?

I love Ken Robinson’s talk but do schools kill creativity… To me the answer to that is yes and no, to me creativity never went away in the first place. Do Schools Kill Creativity? I don’t

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