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Unschooling on Tuesday

In an effort to show how child-led learning happens in our home, I document what we do every second Tuesday for those that want to follow along. 1,984 more words

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It's Messy

Three little kids. Three very different personalities. Three people trying to navigate the learning curve of emotions. Make no mistake, it can get messy.

I was having a conversation with some women the other day who were feeling a bit down about how perfectly glossy the online world can look. 665 more words

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Stop Labeling Children

All behaviour is communication.

I read this somewhere in an article or a book along the way, and I have seen it many times since. It was a light bulb moment for me. 566 more words

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thoughts on humanity

The single most important thing about any person is their humanity.

No matter what other characteristics define them – their race, gender, age, neurotype, health, sexual preference, career, level of education, immigration status, religion, whatever – every single person is human, and by virtue of being human they are entitled to respect and dignity. 1,274 more words


Unicorn kids everywhere

There’s a common theme on respectful parenting posts about sleep. It’s the belief that anyone who doesn’t control bedtime and claims that their kids actually do choose to go to bed must have “unicorn kids”. 1,466 more words

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Please don't cut me off

So I’m about to get a little real, raw and personal.
Someone reading this may come to the sudden realisation that this interaction i’m talking about was between me and them… but it doesn’t matter. 1,104 more words


Resilience In Children

First of all, let’s have a look at what resilience is.

It is defined as ‘the ability to recover quickly from difficulty.’

Brené Brown (don’t you just love her?) talked about the qualities of highly resilient people in her book ‘Rising Strong.’ 1,329 more words

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