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A source of support and information about non-coercive, interest-led, home- and community-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 currently about 400 articles on this site. Our goal is to make our complete archive available on this website, in addition to all the newly published articles that we are adding on a regular basis. Check them all out here.

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Understanding Life Learning - Life learning -- sometimes known as unschooling -- is a style of learner-driven, interest-based, non-coercive education. Read more.

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Motivation for Learning - What modern cognitive science says about how we learn best, and it is not about marks or other types of extrinsic motivation. Read more.

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The Mocha Moms - Studying Black Homeschooling - PhD research into the Black homeschooling movement as a radical statement of self-determination and resistance. Read more.

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Who Is My Child To Be? - As life learners, we can be scientists, free to figure out what works with our children and in our communities – despite our preconceptions. Read more.

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Learning is Not Done to You - Education is not something we do to others; it's an active process and children can be trusted to learn on their own with our guidance. Read more.

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Homeschool This - A veteran homeschooling mother discusses why and how you can facilitate a relaxed school-free education while looking after yourself too. Read more.

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Socialization: All I Really Need to Know I Learned at Home - Respect, compassion, and common courtesy are the goals of socialization, and kids learn that at home. Read more.

The Right Thing to Do
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Because It Was the Right Thing to Do - Parenting and educating with trust and respect because it is the right thing to do, rather than to create an agenda for our children. Read more.

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