Category Archives: Democratic Parenting

Help with moving to a more democratic parent-child relationship.

Letting Go When Teens Don’t Want To Travel

One of the hardest aspects of Unschooling is offering something that you think is wonderful/useful/educational to your child and they are not interested and refuse it. We recently had an opportunity to visit Washington DC and sight see for 4 … Continue reading

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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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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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All Children Are Equal But Some Children Are More Equal Than Others

The government war on choice in education shows up in funding:   An unequal funding model shuts down educational choice Choice in education means every child deserves full 100% funding for their parent’s choice in education delivery program, whether public, … Continue reading

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What If They Play Video Games All Day?

Eventually, they will get bored and move on to something else! As someone who never monitored nor put limits on gaming time, I often worried about the hours spent on video and computer gaming. Will my kids ever try anything … Continue reading

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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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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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