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.

The Secret of Motivating Kids To Learn Cursive

Handwriting, Cursive and Keyboarding Skills – When should kids learn them? The short answer to when kids should learn the tools of expression, is when they need them to express themselves. As homeschoolers, we bought Mario Teaches Typing and cursive … Continue reading

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Push Back Against Unnecessary Government Regulation of Home Education

Like UBER, Amazon and AirBnB, home education is a billion dollar industry disruptor. The advancement of the internet enables students to be borderless and no longer constrained to their particular government’s provision of education.  Classes can be taken from other … Continue reading

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Video Games Give Kids A Bigger Academic Edge Than Homework

Excerpted from Unschooling To University: Relationships matter most in a world crammed with content Games are just another food on the buffet of learning Children love their technology and parents know it. If you treat screen time like any other educational … Continue reading

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Unschooling FAQ – Societal Concerns

Giving kids control of their education is giving them too much power. Learners already have the power. The assumption that we “allow” control of their education is a myth. A child has power and control. We adults hate to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Unschooling FAQ – Academic Concerns

  Can kids really “catch up” on 12 years of schooling when they are teenagers? Children are not catching up on knowledge but switching to a different track – one that requires more output/demonstration of what they already have learned. … Continue reading

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Unschooling FAQ – Social Concerns

What about socialization? Forced association is not socialization. In any area of life, people come together from different ages, genders, cultures, religions, nationality, and occupations. Except school which sorts children according to the above categories. Raising children in a home … Continue reading

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Video Games Give Kids A Bigger Academic Edge Than Homework

Excerpted from Unschooling To University, by Judy Arnall Games are just another food on the buffet of learning Children love their technology and parents know it. If you treat screen time like any other educational tool, it will not be elevated … Continue reading

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