The Stories of Our Families

Once upon a time in the hamlet of Columbia in the province of Carolina, South, lived a woman of extraordinary gifts and beauty and her beloved husband of two decades and two years. The couple had two wonderful boys who shared their lives with them along with the family’s domesticated animals.…

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Giving Them Space to Learn

When our children were small and we decided that they would not go to school, it seemed really important to create a space in the home where learning would happen. I knew I didn’t want desks and blackboards; that definitely wasn’t for us. We chose the round table in the…

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Ben Lovejoy – No Rules: Sir, Yes Sir

Over the years, when I’ve been given the opportunity to speak at unschooling conferences, I’ve shied away from sharing my own story and the changes I’ve made to enjoy this wonderful life I now live. I’ve relied more on examples from the rest of my family: what our sons were…

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Join Me at The Homeschooling and Liberty Summit, February 2018

I am very pleased to announce The Homeschooling and Liberty Summit, which begins February 1st, and continues through the end of the month. It is an absolute honor to be involved in something of this magnitude, along with so many giants in the liberty and unschooling world. Ron Paul, Peter Gray, Pat Farenga, Pam Laricchia, Tom Woods, Thaddeus Russell, Scott Noelle, Skyler Collins, and the list goes on!

Epilogue

The editor asked, “Phil, were you going to write something for the book?” I was. Then my brain got overpopulated. Can I keep mine short and sweet? “I unschool because the Internet doesn’t shame my kids for wrong answers. I hope this will help them never feel stress in relationship…

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Thomas Knapp – News Analyst

News Analyst, Florida, USA My wife and I didn’t intend to become unschoolers. From our kids’ birth, we began investigating more formal homeschooling options, but both boys wanted to attend government (“public”) school, and we allowed both of them to give it a try. It was a disaster. In fairness,…

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Terry McIntyre – Retired Computer Pro.

Retired Computer Pro., California, USA I’m a retired computer professional, but didn’t earn much initially, back when my wife and I homeschooled; we were below or at median income until our divorce, when our two children began high school. You needn’t have a six-digit income; we certainly did not. I’m…

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Ron Patterson -Retired Major USAF

Retired Major USAF, Texas, USA I don’t know a lot about unschooling. But I had faith in my wife and faith in my kids. We have many things to learn in life but you don’t necessarily have to learn any of it in school. People think that’s the only way,…

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Peter Gray – Psychology Professor

Psychology Professor, Massachusetts, USA Editor’s Note: The following was originally published as the Prologue in the author’s book, Free to Learn.[1] It was submitted by the author. “Go to hell!” The words hit me hard. I had on occasion been damned to hell before, but never so seriously. A colleague,…

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