Free to Live: Create a Thriving Unschooling Home
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Free to Live: Create a Thriving Unschooling Home

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What does unschooling look like day-to-day?

Want to help it take root and blossom in your family?

There are a number of characteristics that allow learning to flourish, and in Free to Live I discuss the four that have had the most positive impact on our unschooling lifestyle. Understanding why these characteristics are so helpful makes it easier for parents to choose to resp...more
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Published March 1st 2013 by Living Joyfully Enterprises (first published February 26th 2013)
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Beth Dreyer
Really enjoyed this short and sweet book. It has marvelous one liners and though I'm not an underliner, I found myself underlining on every page. I will definitely go back to it when I need some reminders or encouragement about unschooling. I especially loved what she wrote about having trusting relationships with teens.
Margaret
This is a useful book for those interested in unschooling. It addresses the qualities needed in a family to successfully unschool, and talks about deschooling (transitioning kids who have been to school). What it doesn't directly address is: how can a fairly traditional homeschooling family transition to unschooling in the high school years? Maybe I'm the only homeschooler who finds that transition difficult. Still, a useful book, particularly for people who are just getting started with young k...more
Julie
Looking forward to reading her other book Free to learn.
Jill
As with her other book, "Free to Learn: Five Ideas for a Joyful Unschooling Life," I have never agreed and disagreed with an author so strongly within one book.

This was a good overview of why the paradigm shifts mentioned in her previous book were needed. She also gave examples of implementing them.

It was good and I enjoyed the information and perspective.
Justine
I liked this book, but it really is for people who have a pretty good handle on unschooling and just want to clarify and deepen their own thinking about it. I think it is a good addition to the books on unschooling out there. It stands well on its own rather than just saying the same things we have all heard before.
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