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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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The Importance of Ignorance

Ignorance is one of those words that has a bad reputation. If someone is called Ignorant it means stupid, or something similar. And it can be used to insult people. It is a primed word and has what we

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What do Pippi Longstocking, Albert Einstein and Will.i.am have in common?

I asked my daughter Amari the question about Pippi Longstocking and Will.I.Am and she said  ‘Erm, a sense of humour?’ I would say they are both hugely creative and are kinaesthetic and

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My Maths Shame

This picture is of my son’s ‘Maths leg’. I don’t remember the exactly when somebody said I was terrible at maths at school. But there was moment. I most likely suffered from a form

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What on Earth is ‘Strewing?’

  It does not mean making a stew. Here are a few examples of strewing. 1.  Anthony bought ‘The Big Book for Loo’ a book about interesting facts. It is by the toilet in the bathroom. In effect

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What is Unschooling Anyway?

This is what I, Lehla mean by Unschooling. I do find it tricky having a label slapped on anything. So for the purpose of basic communication we are ‘unschooling’. But what does that actually mean?

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