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Raising Boys Who Respect Women

I thought about tip-toeing around this issue, leaving gender out of it, because I guess this applies to #allchildren, but then I thought screw it. We can’t address an issue if we pretend it isn’t there. 2,592 more words

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"Talk to me, I'm listening"- Your Child

He is so small. He is so helpless. I am the parent, I know best. I need to do everything for him. He can’t tell me what he wants so I will decide. 562 more words


It's Not Them, It's Me

A couple of things have happened lately. Those kind of awkward goings on in public. When you parent respectfully, and your children are used to having a voice and expressing emotion and being heard, you can find yourself in situations where you stand out. 831 more words

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holding open doors of possibility

Rondel loves the zoo. I think he would want to go there almost every day (some days have to be for Grandma’s house) if possible, and he never wants to leave no matter how long we’ve been there. 664 more words

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But What About Maths?

If you are an unschooler, you will be nodding your head (or rolling your eyes) here. We have all had this question, and somewhere along the deschooling journey, we have all thought or worried about this too. 2,026 more words

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My four year old counted by threes to 144 the other day. Not because I’ve turned over a new leaf and decided to teach math. He counted by threes to 144 because he loves football and wanted to keep “real score” while practicing his field goals. 711 more words


I Don't Feel Like An Extremist

The further down this road my family travels and the more studies I devour, the more confused I get. It is so perplexing to me that people still see unschooling and respectful parenting as a bizarre fringe movement. 1,124 more words

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