Where are all the men then?

If you look around at the debate about unschooling and alternative education it can seem as if it’s a debate and discussion that involves more women than men.

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‘Unless your children go to school they will be NOTHING’ an unexpected lesson from the wood man.

After the wood man had dropped the wood, when I was paying him, he quizzed me about our kids schooling. As they all skipped around the van he was curious as to why they were not in school. After I told

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What Unschooling has taught me about Coaching

This talk by a 12 year old is, well, simply, inspiring. My main take away is how much I can learn from children… For many of the reasons (that the video illuminates) about the wonderful way the young

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Our Indiegogo Campaign for getting our book out in to the world!

We are very excited to launch our campaign on Indiegogo for our upcoming book. ‘Unschooling the Kids’ It would be great if you can go and have a look and if you feel like supporting us sharing

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Abandoning teaching. Embracing facilitating.

  When I started out teaching the kids and I say ‘teaching’ because that was exactly how I was approaching it. I had it all organised, I was ready. We would start with a check in, ‘How are

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Overwhelm an Over Flowing Toilet and the Beauty of Bollywood.

It has been a week where quite frankly packing the kids off to school may well have been a lovely thing. Getting out them out of the house at 7am getting them back around 2pm. Having the time to figure

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My Halloween in Umbria

  by Michael Eldridge   I landed in Umbria on Halloween. It was my daughter’s family’s Halloween party for friends and their children. Also my birthday weekend. I was transformed

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THE TOUGHEST BIT OF BEING AN UNSCHOOLING PARENT? SELF EXAMINATION

When it comes to some deep reflection about the relationship with my children a significant realisation is that in most of the social conditioning I was brought up with was that the adults were the ‘Ones

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Unschooling, it’s so boring…

Boredom in three parts Part One Kids let you know when something is boring them. This morning, I was showing my 8 year old son, Jahli, those beautiful cut out paintings by Matisse.  I thought he would

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Chocolate, betrayal and a morning after headache

Two things happened this week that on first glance appear unrelated. But then, as we know, when we look a little closer and reflect on it we see that everything is connected and related. So first. In my

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