Living together when everyone is different

Our children are all different. I have four children and they are all different. They have different personalities and different interests and different methods of learning and different peaks and troughs in their days. They have the freedom to follow their own curiosity in their own ways, they have individual preferences in how they interactContinue reading “Living together when everyone is different”

Being the Bridge not the Gatekeeper

Being free to express yourself through mediums such as art, dance, writing, music is the expression of your personality and displays your uniqueness, it helps us to understand ourselves and share that with those around us. It can be difficult to see children expressing themselves because as a culture we are not used to hearingContinue reading “Being the Bridge not the Gatekeeper”

Why we should trust our children

Trusting our children can seem insurmountable. How can we trust children? They are small and make mistakes all the time. They cannot be trusted. The trusting is in the intention. We trust that our children have good intentions. We trust that their mistakes are actual mistakes and not deliberate. We refrain from shame and angerContinue reading “Why we should trust our children”

Support Joy

Comparison is the thief of joy Theodore Roosevelt When we begin Unschooling and move purposefully into a life without school we can easily find ourselves wondering what our children would have learnt if they had been at school today. When my children were younger, we lived on the same road as two Primary schools andContinue reading “Support Joy”

Fostering Relationships in Our House

In our house putting our relationships first looks like: Making sure that I spend 1:1 time with each of my children, if they want it. This week I have researched how to detangle doll hair and create a Barbie salon with my five year old. We conditioned and combed out the hair of eight BarbiesContinue reading “Fostering Relationships in Our House”

Trusting the Learning Process (Part Two)

Trusting the learning process is essential to Unschooling success. Shifting our perspective on what learning looks like and challenging our experiences and often deeply held beliefs on how children learn will help us move towards being able to better support our children. In our Unschooling homes learning has the potential to take on many formsContinue reading “Trusting the Learning Process (Part Two)”

Trusting the Learning Process (Part One)

Children are born with a natural ability to learn. They are naturally curious, interactive, engaged, exploratory, and playful. They learn, amongst other things, to recognise their main care givers, they learn to crawl and walk, and they learn to feed themselves. They do all these things with the support from family members and without tuition.Continue reading “Trusting the Learning Process (Part One)”

Heirachy of Needs

Abraham Maslow first wrote about the Heirachy of Needs in his paper ” A Theory of Human Motivation” in 1943. It was a psychological theory based on the need for good mental health, which was a revolutionary approach to looking at psychological conditions at the time. It is commonly and frequently used today to underlineContinue reading “Heirachy of Needs”