Category Archives: Democratic Parenting

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

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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Screen Time Mitigates Summer Learning Loss

  This meme has been floating around my groups and I have to say that I totally disagree with it. First, I am the worst model of this. Email comes first in the morning with my cup of tea. Every … Continue reading

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Government Oversight is Over-rated

It’s always interesting to me that society, school administrators and the government feel the need to provide educational oversight in home education. They insist that parents must provide an education “equal to the education children would get in school.” Many … Continue reading

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Unschooling To University

Judy Arnall describes Unschooling to University The book, Unschooling To University, is now available at bookstores everywhere. If your local bookstore doesn’t carry it, just ask for it. ISBN Print 97809780509-93 ISBN E-Book 97817751786-06 Order on Amazon.com Order on Amazon.ca … 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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