a Free Child: An Unschooling Life
The refreshing new book Parenting a Free
Child: An Unschooling Life is written with engaging warmth,
exquisite clarity, and a profound insight into parent-child
relationships. The author advocates unwavering trust and respect
toward children, and the tone of the book shows full respect for
the reader. Because Rue sees unschooling as simply "life
together", her book offers sensible, effective, and humane
solutions to a wide variety of typical parenting concerns.
The question-and-answer format makes it easy
to find answers to a multitude of common parenting dilemmas and
unschooling questions. A few of the questions covered are:
- Are we qualified to unschool?
- Will my kids stop learning if I
- Am I spoiling my daughter?
- What about socialization?
- What is a typical day?
- How are your children learning
- How do unschooled children learn to
The book concludes with the author's two
daughters' insightful replies to questions, a thought-provoking
list of "Things I wish adults would not say or imply to
children, and one thing I wish they would say more often",
and a list of "favorite games, resources, and craft
While this is an exceptional book for
unschooling parents or those considering this option, it would in
fact be an invaluable resource for any parent. We highly recommend
this impressive book to all of our readers.