What is Self Directed Learning?

Right now one daughter is the computer, on the Khan Academy, my other daughter is cooking, my son is on a new scooter that was kindly donated to him by another very generous worldschooler. The kids choose

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When sending your kids to school is just not working out anymore

Perhaps it is time to jump? Whilst sending our children to school I had a nagging feeling that I wasn’t telling the truth, to them or to myself. Do I have to go to school? Fake me; Yes Real Me; (No)

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You don’t need to go to school to be a self made millionaire

This morning my husband shows me the Instagram account of a self made Italian millionairess who has made her fortune via Instagram. She just takes pictures of herself, in various outfits, looking sometimes

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A Parent’s Guide on how to make your children love reading. (Don’t)

The first thing I would say is don’t make children love reading, you can’t. Support their natural inspiration and drive to learn to read because they are curious and they want to. Some ideas on how

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Just when you thought schools could not get more idiotic

The manipulation of mindfulness into schools is cause for concern. It is tough for our schooling systems to reform themselves root and branch in the way we need. Mainstream schooling certainly has not

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Unschooling or Mainstream Education?

Imagine a child supported by an adult who assists them in their journey whilst they follow their dreams and passions. It is kind of like this… ‘I am not going to tell you what to do, when or

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Picture No 5. EAT WELL

I was meant to post yesterday, as I committed to doing this for a week but I didn’t as it was my birthday! So anyway here is this  little post about self care, a day late but hey, here is day five!

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What is learning anyway?

An excerpt from ‘Jump, Fall, Fly’ written by Anthony Eldridge Rogers One of the main focuses of unschooling is related to learning. And out of this come many of the insecurities about alternative

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THE INTRODUCTION of JUMP, FALL, FLY- from schooling to homeschooling to unschooling

Introduction This book started out as a book about schooling, or to be more precise our children’s learning. Which up until the around the time they were born we had expected would involve an ongoing

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The Way I Talk to My Kids Matters.

    Simply put, if you talk to them with respect, they flourish.   I don’t want to go for a long walk. Yes but you have to. Why. Because I said so.   If you said that to me you might

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