Nomadic lifestyle for families Nomadic lifestyle: What do the kids think? Nomadic lifestyle: Good morning from the Thai-Burma border! We are in the middle of our visit to a wonderful children's charity in Thailand, and it's been incredible. Yesterday the kids at the home celebrated Christmas . . .
What We've Learned From 8 Weeks of Full Time Travel Worldschooling family life Hey, y'all. We are coming up to two months of full-time travel, or 'worldschooling', and we've learned a lot. Some things are academic, some emotional, some spiritual- but one thing's for sure, travel opens up a whole . . .
Homeschooling in the UK: The basics So it's been interesting seeing people's reactions to our story in local news, and it's apparent that myths abound about home education and homeschooling requirements. I think it would be great if home education was openly discussed as an option with families . . .
What Is Unschooling? EDIT FOR CLARITY: Something that repeatedly comes up when 'unschooling' is mentioned is the idea of a complete lack of limits. Every family, unschooling or not, has their own limits and we do not advocate letting children do things repeatedly that are inevitably going to lead . . .
When Do Kids Start Reading: Unschooling Theory & Our Story When do kids start reading? That depends. Our close friends and family know that we’re massive hippies and that our kids don’t go to school, and that we follow a philosophy called ‘autonomous education’ or ‘unschooling’. Some are . . .
25 ways to use love languages to show love to your kids In my previous post about love languages I spoke about how helpful Patrick and I have found it to learn about love languages and use them to demonstrate care for each other. It is also a fantastic way to connect with your children; identifying . . .
Respectful Parenting: The Key To Obedience Hello everyone! I just published a post about the difference between rules and principles and I'm on a gentle parenting roll so I'm gonna just crack right on with this obedience vs. compliance post. This post is partly inspired by the inhumane way . . .
How To Use Strewing To Encourage Kids' Self Direction One of the questions we get asked most as a homeschooling family is: "Don't you get bored? How do you keep your kids entertained all the time?" It is a very broad question to answer as we do countless things that contribute to our children's . . .
Why We've Got Recommended Screen Time All Wrong There seems to be an increasing number of memes, Facebook posts and articles going around at the moment about recommended screen time, often demonising digital devices. These snippets usually include a picture of a group of people using their phones, . . .
Boing festival review One of the challenges of home educating is that instead of finding things to do as a family each weekend, you have to find things to do every day. That can get old fast, so we are always happy when we hear about new, fun events to visit and we delighted to be invited to Boing . . .