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Liberty and Learning on The Unschool Bus

Liberty and Learning on The Unschool Bus

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed A delightful interview with Kelly Halldorson. Best known for the Unschool Bus, Kelly is a school-free Mom living and learning in liberty!  While the Halldorson’s can only be loosely defined as “Unschool” it wouldn’t be accurate to use the term “home educators” either…. unless of course [...]

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Beyond Unschooling -The John Holt Legacy: Interview with Pat Farenga

Beyond Unschooling -The John Holt Legacy: Interview with Pat Farenga

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed “Be the Parent all the time”–Pat Farenga Did I ever enjoy this magnificently useful discussion with Pat Farenga, THE (surviving) pioneer of Unschooling.  Yes, THE pioneer.  Mr. Farenga worked closely with his friend John Holt on home education advocacy, activism and collaboration from 1977 until 1985 [...]

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Liberation from the Unschooling Gestapo

Liberation from the Unschooling Gestapo

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed The story behind the podcast This episode is more of a message, or a beacon to families who: Are new to home education and are exploring the radical unschool method Have had the unfortunate displeasure of negative experiences with radical unschooling Desire to incorporate liberating changes [...]

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Bonus Interview: Steven David Horwich on Cheating Children

Bonus Interview: Steven David Horwich on Cheating Children

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Author, educator, former teacher , blogger and film-maker, Steven David Horwich joins Laurette Lynn to discuss his advocacy work in home education, his experience with schooling and his book, Poor Little Cheated Johnny. Laurette’s review of the book appears here. Mr. Horwich is also the founder [...]

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Mother: The REALLY Liberated Woman

Mother: The REALLY Liberated Woman

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Listen in on this special Mothers Day edition of UMRadio.   During this episode Laurette Lynn ponders and discusses feminism and Motherhood with Desiree Alonso,  and both remark on the ways in which the feminist movement has altered the perception of Motherhood. Is Mothering enslaving? Does it [...]

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Standards to Start, Not Conclude, Learning

The most dreaded “s” word in home education after “socialization” has got to be “standards.” Having national standards of learning indicate that a standardized checklist of everything a child should know by the time they turn 18 is the only way to ensure an entire generation is prepared to contribute to the future of the [...]

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Unplugged Mom: Fixing All Parenting in the World

Unplugged Mom: Fixing All Parenting in the World

I was very pleased to co-host the first hour of a live call-in episode of Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux.  This exciting event took place on May 20th, 2012 .   We discussed parenting challenges, questions, observations and I shared some of my experience, insights and information. We certainly did not fix all parenting as Stefan [...]

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Unschooling Without TV and Video Games: A Freeing Experience

As an Attachment Parenting and unschooling coach, I commonly hear the following, “My unschooled children spend hours a day watching TV and playing video games- Should I just let them?” While many unschooling advocates approve of regular, daily video game and TV use as part of unschooling, I strongly disagree. My son and I both [...]

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Liberals, DO Homeschool Your Kids!

Why allowing children to live and learn freely nurtures progressive values The institution of forced school is in panic mode right now. More and more parents are taking action to protect their children from a largely unaccountable environment that is responsible for inflicting intensifying distress upon young lives. Increasing numbers of parents are opting for [...]

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You Can’t Reform An Education System Built on Oppression

Following are excerpts from Laurie A. Couture’s article which appears in it’s entirety at her website LaurieACouture.com.  Below are some of what I believe to be very important and relevant questions with Laurie’s very well expressed responses! –Laurette Lynn   Talk of “education reform” is viral all over the internet. Despite multiple failed attempts at [...]

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More Trivium: An Introduction with Gene Odening

More Trivium: An Introduction with Gene Odening

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Welcome to your intellectual pilgrimage folks. I’m honored to have had the pleasure of interviewing long time Trivium student, philosopher and advocate, Gene Odening, for a multi-part, exclusive Unplugged Mom Radio presentation on the Trivium. Here you will find my brief explanation of the series immediately [...]

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What Parents Really Want to Tell Teachers: What You Do Hurts Our Children

Many parents are shaking their heads at the audacity and insolence of the CNN article, What Teachers Really Want to Tell Parents by Disney-and-Oprah-endorsed teacher, Ron Clark. His article is dangerous because it represents how the majority of traditional school teachers view children, parents and teachers’ roles as authorities over children’s lives. In my post, [...]

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What Teachers Really Need to Hear From Parents

Sometimes school propaganda comes out that is so obviously, shockingly dehumanizing to children and undermining of the parent-child relationship that it amazes me that anyone dared print it. The viral CNN article, What Teachers Really Want to Tell Parents by Disney-and-Oprah-endorsed Ron Clark, epitomizes the word “propaganda” and gets a gold star for its audacity [...]

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Mainstream Media Wrongly Presents Back-To-School As Inevitable, Part III

The August 2011 issue of Parenting New Hampshire stood out as a perfect example of mainstream media presenting traditional schooling as inevitable for children in September. This is Part III of my blog post discussing the way the media presents Back-To-School fervor and traditional schooling issues and the detriments to children. Failing to Bring Attention [...]

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Mainstream Media Wrongly Presents Back-To-School As Inevitable, Part II

The August 2011 issue of Parenting New Hampshire stood out as a perfect example of mainstream media presenting traditional schooling as inevitable for children in September. This is Part II of my blog post discussing the way the media presents Back-To-School fervor and traditional schooling issues and the detriments to children of this view. Advocating [...]

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