I have filled this book with dog-eared pages; proof that I loved it a lot. Even though I have lived and breathed this unschooled life for well over a decade now, meaning there was very little in the book that as a family we haven’t already lived through, I found it to be a veryContinue reading “‘Changing Our Minds’ by Naomi Fisher -some thoughts”
I have been hibernating in grief for the past two years, I haven’t been myself. When Dad died in 2020, the ground beneath my feet gave way and I fell down a deep, dark hole. I don’t know if this happens with all grief, or whether it is a particular feature of losing a parent,Continue reading “Honouring Our Wild”
Wishing you peace, happiness & health in 2022 – Much love, Sarah x
Unschooling gives us the freedom to slow down and experience life at a pace that feels comfortable to each of us. The teen years in particular, are a time of exponential growth and change and so it is healthy for mind and body to take the time to be peaceful. Rest is a radical act.
Walking, talking & listening has always been a big part of our (home ed) life, but it feels especially important to make space for it in these challenging times. Nature ‘holds the space’ so beautifully for non-judgement & simply allowing the conversation to flow.
At the epicentre of unschooling is a ‘do no harm’ philosophy; or as the Mayan say to great each other: ‘In Lak’ech’, which means ‘I am Another You.’ And so we face the morning sun and greet the start of a new day, or we turn to our fellow human and say ‘In Lak’ech’. AndContinue reading “I am another you.”
There is a misconception that unschooling equates to a ‘passive parenting’ style. This could not be further from the truth since it actually demands a higher level of interaction and connection with children, but in a supportive rather than controlling role. Unschooling is not freedom to do whatever you want. Instead it asks you toContinue reading “Freedom not license”
Part of an unschooling journey requires us to open our hearts and minds to the idea that all learning is equal – that there is no knowledge hierarchy. I used to think technology was the enemy of nature, of a wild & free childhood, but through relaxing into a trust and consent based relationship withContinue reading “It’s not just gaming…..”
Imagine using isolation booths in schools post lockdown? Now we have all experienced months of isolation perhaps we will finally understand that isolating children in booths, sometimes for a shocking 5 consecutive days is not only (proven to be) ineffective but is also cruel. This might seem like an issue solely for the 500 UKContinue reading “Ban the booths”
This cartoon is inspired by the less confident home educating version of myself. I am a recovering people pleaser and I definitely dislike to offend people. My boundaries around this kind of interrogation in public were loose to say the least and being asked this question would make me inwardly cringe. It came up aContinue reading “No school today then?”