Lehla is a brave experimenter in all things family and she inspires each of us to question why we do things the way we do them. I am constantly struck by Lehla's ability to balance her intense curiosity with the often mundane needs of children; she is a realist living all of our fantasy lives. She fearlessly shows us her own struggles while she generously shares her success in a way we can relate to. All this, plus Lehla is a great writer and phenomenal photographer.
I've been following this blog for a while now and always enjoy the wonderful insight into this unschooling adventure. The wonderful mix of story telling and the Lehla and Anthony's personal reflections of the day to day experiences brings the unschooling journey alive in a very rich way.
Zakiyya writes at www.growingminds.co.za
In the book you will discover
THE 7 KEYS THAT MAKE IT WORK
We explain how you can develop your resilience and feel good about the choices you are making even in the face of social disapproval which can sometimes be overwhelming. We talk to you openly from the heart about how we did it and how you could too. And we give you insight from our 7 keys on the way!
RECONFIGURING THE INNER PARENT
Navigating into unschooling life from a structured system or starting from scratch means changing some of how you show up as a parent. We look at the philosophical implications and show how you can avoid the pain points. Unschooling the parents is as much a part of the unschooling life as unschooling the kids!
WHY MEANING AND PURPOSE MATTERS
Children feel the energy of everything. If you feel disincentivized, lost and purposeless they will feel it too. There is though no better feeling than seeing your children flourish and developing their own passions and purpose. We give you some clear guidelines on how to do this using coaching tools backed up by neuroscience.
THE BEAUTIFUL ROAD LESS TRAVELLED
Stepping into heartfelt choices about life with your children is exciting and energising. It takes a village to raise a child and in unschooling, while it may be the road less travelled, we need to think about the people we are in community with more than ever. That means managing who you listen to and who supports you.
About the Authors
Lehla is a published author, illustrator, painter and actress.
She is the author of the best selling cookbook The South African Illustrated Cookbook published by Penguin/Random House and The Lovely Book for Wonderful Women published by Pinter and Martin. Her illustrations for Excuse Me, I'm Trying to Read won the N.A.E.S.P best picture book category in 2012 in the U.S.
She blogs extensively about self directed learning and has written for Life Learning Magazine, Bella Mia Magazine and The Guardian.
Anthony is professional coach, workshop leader, facilitator and author.
He has devised all the trainings for a speciality coach training in the healthcare sector. He runs an international coach training organisation, FRC Worldwide, and works in UK, US, Asia and Africa.
He has develepod a coaching model, Meaning Centred Coaching which lies at the heart of all his coaching work. He has two books coming out later this year in addition to Jump, Fall, Fly
What people are saying
…these guys will try ANYTHING – with a furious, tenacious, honest and giggly joy. And if there is a rule to their game it seems to be that anyone can join in and ANYTHING might happen. To be in their company is a little bit of magic.
Federay Holmes (Actor/writer)
Anthony is a visionary who makes things happen. He has a range of skills enhanced by having worked across a number of sectors. He is an excellent communicator with a passion for his work and a real desire to make a difference
This makes more sense to me than anything else I have read on kids and reading. I love it and it’s exactly where I feel we are with my son who’s definitely in the saddle trotting but not quite galloping. Lovely words to inspire and soothe x
Thank you so much for writing such a clever and moving article!
Lehla I love your blog so much. I am so happy you guest blogged on Penelope’s education blog or I would’ve never come across you.
You are doing amazing things with your kids and inspiring others.
Ellen writes at a www.amuddylife.com
Wonderful inspirational and just so damn good!!
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“The Eldridge-Rogers family are an absolute delight to know and it’s a privilege and joy to have them in our lives. Each one of them in their unique way is talented, creative, bright and funny. Ant and Lehla teach their children what is truly important about people and life with humility and honesty, knowing that they too are learning all the time. They are our favourite family and we love them to bits!”
Coletta Canale (Child Psychotherapist)
“Great piece of observation and writing. What is up anyway!?”
“Dear Anthony, thank you for writing this honest, personal and very true piece of men/fathers, education and our society.”
“What a Breath Of lovely fresh air in the midst of lots of the highs and lows of schooling my three children including a 7 year old boy. I’ve found such hope and mirrored experiences in you posts”
“Lehla I love your blog so much. I am so happy you guest blogged on Penelope’s education blog or I would’ve never come across you.”
Quotes from The Lovely Book
“Lehla’s delightful hints for happiness are so potent I am amazed that they are available without prescription. Take one three times a day. At least”
Jon Cousins – Founder, Moodscope.com
“The Lovely Book for Wonderful Women is full of wonderful thoughts and lovely drawings. It shines brightly and illuminates life even for a non-woman, like myself!”
Steven Appleby – Cartoonist and illustrator
“Finally, a book that celebrates being a woman, being happy and being abundantly blessed…the perfect gift for the wonderful women in your life”
O Magazine-The Reading Room