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.

Elon Musk Unschools His Children

After his less than wonderful childhood in public schools, futurist Elon Musk opts to unschool his 5 boys.  Read more here: http://www.healthnutnews.com/elon-musk-admits-to-unschooling-his-children/

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Attend UCA’s 2nd Annual Online Conference

UCA: 2nd Annual Un-Conference:  Family First Our second annual online Un-conference will be held online on March 18 and 19th, 2017. Reserve your seat now! Our special guests so far are Pat Farenga, Carlo Ricci, Judy Arnall, Linda Clement, and … Continue reading

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The Door Stopper

My son was 2 years old and loved those door stoppers that went twang. You know those coiled thingys with the white rubber cap.  They drove me crazy! I wanted to remove them all. But I didn’t, because my son … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to be Like Your Parents

You Can  Change Your Parenting Style by Judy Arnall, BA, CCFE Do you come from a “dysfunctional family?”  Is your ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) score so high that you worry about doing the same to your kids? Can parenting habits … Continue reading

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Benefits of Travelling With Your Children

February is the time of the year that I get the travel bug.  Winter is dragging on and I want to get away and see something new.  Travel is so easy when you unschool.  No schedules.  Just plan a date, … Continue reading

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Creativity

#anyonecanhomeeducate Creativity is making something new out of something old.  Unschooling is education acquired in a new way.

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Winter Play Ideas

By Judy Arnall Schedule Downtime For people whose personality is one that craves structure, uncharted, relaxed empty space on the calendar can be very stressful whether they are kids or parents. They feel out of sorts without something they should … Continue reading

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