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Life Learning - the book
A Path of Their Own
For the Sake of Our Children by Leandre Bergeron
Challenging Assumptions in Education by Wendy Priesnitz
Beyond School by Wendy Priesnitz
What Really Matters by David Albert & Joyce ReedNaturepedic
Child's Play Magazine
A Home Business Start-Up Guide by Wendy Priesnitz
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A free, web-based source of support and information about interest-based, learner-directed education for all ages (also known as life learning, unschooling, natural learning, and free-range learning). Life Learning Magazine was founded in 2002, so there are hundreds of articles on this site, and more are being added daily. Check them out here.
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Life Learning Magazine 2015 Annual - Our 2015 Annual is now available for purchase. All the articles published in 2015 in one PDF-format e-book. Read more.

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Sticking With It - A teenage unschooler describes how she developed patience and diligence as she learned to play the guitar. Read more.

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Life Learning for a Child with Sensory Integration Challenges - How unschooling has helped a child with sensory integration dysfunction. Read more.

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An Unschooler in High School - An unschooler attends a year of high school, does well, but doesn't like it. However, she now knows she can do it. Read more.

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Bicycles, Shoelaces, and ABCs - An unschooling mother learns to trust her kids to learn about bicycles, shoelaces, and ABCs when they are ready. Read more.

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The Cardboard Box Theory - A life learning family doesn't find curriculum books useful for their intended purpose, but the boxes they ship in are more helpful. Read more.

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Secondary - School’s Damaging Priority Paradigm - An unschooler is baffled by the importance put on school by adults who think that all else is secondary. Read more.

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The Necessity of Shakespeare - Please, let the kids discover Shakespeare (or not) - or anything other topic - on their own terms. Read more.

Life Learning Teens

Families of young children often wonder what unschooling looks like for teens and young adults. Here are some profiles of adults who learned without school, and articles by and about life learning teens. You can read many more like this by checking out our article index page.

Interview with Grown Unschooler Idzie Desmarais

Homeschoolers Prospering in the Real World

When Unschooled Kids Grow Up


Here at Life Learning Magazine, we coined the term "life learning" to describe a form of homeschooling that trusts and respects children, and that avoids the trappings of school. Here are some more articles that explore definitions. And check out our definitions page for even more on this topic.

Understanding Unschooling

Living As If School Doesn't Exist

Free-Range Learning: A Dialogue

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