Author Archives: Judy Arnall, BA, DTM, CCFE

About Judy Arnall, BA, DTM, CCFE

BA, DTM, CCFE, Conference speaker, trainer and best-selling author Discipline Without Distress: 135 tools for raising caring responsible children without time-out, spanking, punishment or bribery Judy Arnall is Canada's expert on non-punitive parenting and education practices.

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Respectful Cellphone-Video Game Contract

  Respectful Cellphone Contract for Family Internet Health and Safety Date:_________________ CHILD I agree to always ask you for help, explanation, advice and information regarding anything I can’t handle myself on the cell-phone, Internet and computer/video gaming platform. I agree … Continue reading

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Unschooling To University Book Project has been successful on Kickstarter!

I had to wait until my third child graduated university, and my fourth child was accepted, and now I am ready to launch this book: Unschooling To University Back this project on Kickstarter Do you have a child that is … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Get the Degree (or Certificate or Diploma)

When I went to public school, I disliked it enormously.  It seemed more like a maze to navigate intense social constructs, avoid bullying, constantly trying to fit in with peers, and mollify the teacher’s wrath. It was never thought of … Continue reading

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Community Spirit Begins at Home

Many unschooled children do not do “chores” mandated by parents.  Instead, they live in a home environment where contribution and appreciation is freely given among family members of all ages, both within the family and within the bigger community.  The … Continue reading

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STEM Classes for Kids: Do they help or hinder curiosity?

  Someone posed this question to me the other day: “My daughter is showing increased interest in math and science.  Should I enroll her in STEM day-camps, after-school classes, or extra-curricular activities geared to STEM?” Which got me thinking, do … Continue reading

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Self-Directed Kids Don’t Miss Out on Learning Pro-Social Behaviours

Children raised in self-directed environments are kind, giving and empathetic. Just as school is a community, so is a family who unschools. They don’t shield themselves from the world, but do their part to make it better. The difference is … Continue reading

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