Teen Years – Is it too late to Unschool?

  So many kids have been struggling with school! For some it’s the bullying, the pressure to perform, the over-emphasis on testing, the sleep deprivation – the list is really growing all the time. And they’re miserable there. They’re bored and stressed and they think they simply have to accept this as a fact of Read More

Can Parents and Teens Be Friends?

When people are uncomfortable, they tend to rely on axioms and phrases that may or may not have any validity at all. They comfort themselves with a familiar fairly-universally accepted phrase … then they don’t have to think that hard about it anymore. Raising teenagers can sometimes make parents doubt themselves. They find themselves in a Read More

7 Shocking Facts about Unschooling A Teen

I know. Some of these seem like total blasphemy.  That’s because we’ve been sold a bill of goods that simply isn’t true. But these are the facts. And now that you  know the truth, how much easier can you and your teenager’s life be? Awesome, right? DIPLOMAS ARE OVERRATED. Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need Read More

Understanding Your Teen’s Brain… and Behavior

Adolescence can be a tough phase – for the parents and the kids. The transition between childhood and adulthood can go smoothly or can be pretty bumpy, for so many different reasons.  It’s not true that all parents of teens will have a rough time, but even the best relationships have one thing in common Read More

6 Steps to Parenting Teens and Young Adults

The internet is full of tips for parenting younger children. Either they expect that you’ve figured it all out by the time they’re teens, or you’ve just put up the white flag of surrender. Unschooling families tend to prioritize the relationships between parents and children, so hopefully this transition to adulthood can go more smoothly. Read More

Parenting Teens: A Hands-On Approach

For years, we’ve heard other parents say, “A house full of teens? Good luck!” And they wander away shaking their head, as if you’ve already lost some battle. True, the teenage years are full of heightened emotions, raging hormones, self-esteem issues, and basically trying to figure out who they are in this world. These are Read More