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For the Sake of Our Children by Leandre Bergeron
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A free 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). There are hundreds of articles on this site, and more are being added daily. Enjoy!
redefining home
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Redefining Home - Unschoolers don't do school, and they also don't just learn at home. This article documents how home-based learners participate in community life and thereby decompartmentalize our communities. Read more.

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Playing School - A life learning mom plays school with her child to convince her it's boring, but learns how to validate her family's unschooling choice while respecting of others'...and, at the same time, helps ease her own anxiety about unschooling. Read more.

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Staying Afloat: Creating Unschooling Support in an Isolated Situation - Unschooling can be lonely and even difficult if you are the only family you know that does it. Here are some tips from an expat life learning mom in that situation.  Read more.

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Unschooling and Changing the World - An unschooling mom believes in being the change she´d like to see in the world. She demonstrates how unschooling her kids is a major part of that change.  Read more.

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On Socialization - A child’s request for more friend time is actually a manifestation of what he has been conditioned to think he should want rather than what he really wants. It will take some time for recognize his own real needs after leaving school. Read more.

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Always Learning - How an unschooling father who is also an educator came to understand and respect, from his own children's experiences, that children learn from life and are capable of deciding what they can accomplish and when. 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 a musician, age 24

A teen balances her life and learning

A 15-year-old writes about trust


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

Articles by John Taylor Gatto

John Taylor Gatto resigned from teaching because he didn’t want to do any more harm to children. He has since authored a number of books and is a frequent contributor to Life Learning. Here are a few of those articles. You will find more on our main articles index page.

We Need Experience More Than We Need Algebra

The Hall of Mirrors

Don't Worry About College

Trusting Children

Trusting in children is one of the foundations of life learning. Here are some articles that illustrate what that means, and what it looks like in practice. Visit our main articles index page to read many more articles about why and how to trust children to learn and live autonomously.


Living and Learning Without Coercion

Fear of the TV Beast


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