The Unschooled Life

The Unschooled Life

Author: Lizi Gambell

Publisher: Shore Line Press

Published: 2019-05-29

Total Pages: 144

ISBN-13: 9781916114807

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Are you considering home education? Are you curious about unschooling? The Unschooled Life combines personal storytelling with advice and guidance for any parent on a home education journey. In this book, Lizi Gambell tells how her eldest son became deeply unhappy at school, and how things transformed when they left the system and started to build their own learning life. Lizi shares the ups and downs of this decision, including the process of confronting her own conditioning, and the wonder to be found in learning alongside her children. The Unschooled Life includes chapters on: Developing your Education Philosophy; Juggling a family and work with self-care and wellbeing; Coping with other peoples' questions and criticism; Tackling screen time and the lure of new technologies. Using anecdotes from her own life, Lizi shows how a real family can develop a holistic approach to education and parenting, and live happily outside the box! Lizi is a remedial hypnotist, with a deep interest in the mind, self-confidence, and overcoming anxiety. In The Unschooled Life, she brings this unique perspective to the opportunities of unschooling.


Sandra Dodd's Big Book of Unschooling

Sandra Dodd's Big Book of Unschooling

Author: Sandra Dodd

Publisher:

Published: 2019-07

Total Pages: 406

ISBN-13: 9781989499030

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Sandra Dodd's Big Book of Unschooling is an insightful summary of her website, with hundreds of practical ideas about how to move from schoolish thinking to living a life of natural learning and joy. Its more clearly landmarked journey flows beautifully and feels deeper; more connected and personal.


The Unschooling Journey

The Unschooling Journey

Author: Pam Laricchia

Publisher:

Published: 2018-01-29

Total Pages: 302

ISBN-13: 9780994055552

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The Unschooling Journey is a weave of myths, contemporary stories, and tales from Pam's journey. It's not a "how to" book-no two paths through the world unschooling have the same twists and turns-yet having a general sense of where you are on your journey can bring valuable insight as you navigate the challenges that will inevitably appear.


Differently Wired

Differently Wired

Author: Deborah Reber

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

Published: 2018-06-12

Total Pages: 289

ISBN-13: 1523503866

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It’s time to say NO to trying to fit square-peg kids into rounds holes, and YES to raising them from a place of acceptance and joy. Today millions of kids are stuck in a world that doesn’t embrace who they really are. They are the one in five “differently wired” children with ADHD, dyslexia, giftedness, autism, anxiety, or other neurodifferences, and their challenges are many. And for the parents who love them, the challenges are just as numerous, as they struggle to find the right school, the right support, the right path. But now there’s hope. Differently Wired is a revolutionary book—weaving together personal stories and a tool kit of expert advice from author Deborah Reber, it’s a how-to, a manifesto, and a reassuring companion for parents who can so often feel that they have no place to turn. At the heart of Differently Wired are 18 paradigm-shifting ideas—what the author calls “tilts,” which include how to accept and lean in to your role as a parent (#2: Get Out of Isolation and Connect). Deal with the challenges of parenting a differently wired child (#5: Parent from a Place of Possibility Instead of Fear). Support yourself (#11: Let Go of Your Impossible Expectations for Who You “Should” Be as a Parent). And seek community (#18: If It Doesn’t Exist, Create It). Taken together, it’s a lifesaving program to shift our thinking and actions in a way that not only improves the family dynamic, but also allows children to fully realize their best selves. “In this generous and urgent book, Deborah Reber lets the light in. She helps parents see that they’re not alone, and even better, delivers a positive action plan that will change lives.”—Seth Godin, author of Linchpin “Differently Wired will help parents of children who think differently to accept their child for who they are and facilitate their successful development.”—Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures and The Autistic Brain


Home Grown

Home Grown

Author: Ben Hewitt

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Published: 2014-09-09

Total Pages: 177

ISBN-13: 1611801699

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The charming story of one family's mission to build a deeper, lasting connection to land and community on their Vermont farm When Ben Hewitt and his wife bought a sprawling acreage of field and forest in northern Vermont, they were eager to start a self-sustaining family farm. But over the years, the land became so much more than a building site; it became the birthplace of their two sons, the main source of family income and food, and even a classroom for their children. Through self-directed play, exploration, and experimentation on their farm, Hewitt’s children learned how to play and read, test boundaries and challenge themselves, fail and recover. Best of all, this environment allowed their personalities to flourish, fueling further growth. In Home Grown, Hewitt shows us how small, mindful decisions about day-to-day life can lead to greater awareness of the world in our backyards and beyond. In telling the story of his sons’ unconventional education in the fields and forests surrounding his family’s farm, he demonstrates that the sparks of learning are all around us, just waiting to be discovered. Learning is a lifelong process—and the best education is never confined to a classroom.


Real-Life Homeschooling

Real-Life Homeschooling

Author: Rhonda Barfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2002-04

Total Pages: 324

ISBN-13: 0743442296

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Recounts the experiences of twenty-one families who homeschooled their children, exploring the various teaching strategies that were used and discussing why some worked and others didn't.


Parenting A Free Child: an Unschooled Life

Parenting A Free Child: an Unschooled Life

Author: Rue Kream

Publisher:

Published: 2005-08

Total Pages: 184

ISBN-13: 9781411641556

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How do the principles of unschooling apply to television viewing, toothbrushing, and chores? How can we develop respectful relationships with our children? How do unschooled children learn to read? Parenting A Free Child addresses these issues and more in an easily accessible question and answer format.


The Angels of Abbey Creek

The Angels of Abbey Creek

Author: Sue Elvis

Publisher: Susan Elvis

Published: 2014-08-04

Total Pages: 178

ISBN-13: 9780992558802

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In Australia, where Christmas is in summer and dads like to play cricket, is a small town. Not far from this town, along a narrow, winding road, is the village of Abbey Creek. And on the edge of this village, nestled among the shady gum trees, is a sprawling brick house. This is the home of the Angel family: Mum, Dad, Edward, Kate, Joe, Celeste, Lizzie and Annie. And this is the story of their very adventurous year! It's a year full of happy days and magic moments, of camping in the bush and perfect beach holidays, of feast days and birthdays and even a First Holy Communion. The year has exciting days and disastrous moments, with racing bushfires, naughty birds and scurrying mice. And it's full of surprises. The biggest surprise of all happens on Christmas Day! The Angels of Abbey Creek contains 22 individual adventurous stories which fit together to tell the tale of one exciting year!


College Without High School

College Without High School

Author: Blake Boles

Publisher: New Society Publishers

Published: 2009-09-01

Total Pages: 177

ISBN-13: 1550924362

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Because the real world is the best education. High school can be boring. High school curriculum can be frustrating and out of touch. So what is the answer for young people whose creativity, bright ideas, and boundless energy are being stifled in that over-scheduled and grade-driven environment? What would you do if you could go to college without going to high school? Would you travel abroad, spend late nights writing a novel, volunteer in an emergency room, or build your own company? What dreams would you be pursuing right now? College Without High School shows how independent teens can self-design their high school education by becoming unschooled. Students begin by defining their goals and dreams and then pursue them through a combination of meaningful and engaging adventures. It is possible to pursue your dreams, and gain admission to any college of your choice. Boles shows how to fulfill college admission requirements by proving five preparatory results: intellectual passion, leadership, logical reasoning, background knowledge, and the capacity for structured learning. He then offers several suggestions for life-changing, confidence-building adventures that will demonstrate those results. This intriguing approach to following your dreams and doing college prep on your own terms will be welcomed by students (and their parents).