Tag Archives: unschooling

Friday Family Updates — It’s Fall Y’all!

Greetings Fam-fans! I’m just stopping by with the first installment in the new series I’m calling Friday Family Updates. There’s a fair number of readers here, I know — our parents, family, friends, and followers — who use this blog … Continue reading

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Your Kid as Johnny 5 *

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
“Need input. Need input. Neeeed iinnnpuut!” Your child is an information and experience Hoover. She was born to devour data. He was created in just such a way as to be…

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Boredom Schmoredom (with Wood and Clay)

Can you guess what these are? Of course not, right? Well, they’re the Fimo People that Xi and Echo created the other day with the help of some unemployed wooden blocks they’d picked up from the living room floor. They’ve … Continue reading

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On the Road Again…

As some of you, no doubt, already know from Natalie’s blog, the McTague family has launched itself on a good ole fashioned, classically Americana-styled, road trip vacation. Monday morning we set out across the wild-green, river-swollen wilderness of Montana and … Continue reading

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Curiosity Never Killed a Cat (nor Undercut a Relationship)

The other day I wrote a post about letting kids express their curosity, and drive to explore, and entertaining as many of their questions as humanly possible – whether they are asking if the moon is really made of cheese … Continue reading

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Parentisms: Play is for Parents Too!

Today’s post is just a simple reminder. Play is good for our kids developmentally, cognitively, physically, and emotionally. It helps them grow, and assists them in experimenting with and discovering the nature of reality. It is actually more of a … Continue reading

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Plays Well with Others…

I’m eventually going to write a book (or at least a chapter of one) taking apart, limb by limb, the current idea of “socialization” as defined by making our children spend all day with 30 other kids their age and … Continue reading

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