Parenting 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:

  • Why choose unschooling
  • Are we qualified to unschool?
  • Will my kids stop learning if I stop lessons?
  • Am I spoiling my daughter?
  • What about socialization?
  • What is a typical day?
  • How are your children learning manners?
  • How do unschooled children learn to read?

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 supplies".

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.

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