Reviews of The Unschooling Unmanual
"The Unschooling Unmanual offers a sampling of articulate essays by educators and parents on the philosophy and experience of unschooling, a version of homeschooling in which no external structures, such as classes or lesson plans, are imposed on the process of learning." - Mothering Magazine
"I loved it! It's a perfect book to have on your bedside table when you start doubting yourself - perfect for new unschoolers and old unschoolers, and a gold mine for skeptical dads. Still feeling the joy from reading it!" - Alex P.
"I enjoyed this book from start to finish. I homeschool five children and have used a number of methods in our home to teach them with, and I find that unschooling and giving your children the freedom to explore and learn is wonderful. This book is very insightful, and short for those of us who don't have tons of time on our hands to read a lengthy book! It is great for people just starting to homeschool, or those, like me, who have been doing it for a while, and just are interested in new ideas!" - Anna Curry
"My wife offered me the Unschooling Unmanual to check out a few months ago. At first I thought, 'Oh no, not another book that will take me forever to get through.' Once I opened it and started reading it though, I was so surprised that it was such an easy read. I loved how it has different essays so you can read one each day if you want. I learned so much from this book in such a short amount of time. If you are unsure about unschooling and parenting without punishments you have to read this book. It helped me so much as a father to understand unschooling from so many different perspectives. I never thought I would be the type of person to recommend a parenting book to someone, but this book is the one I tell all of my Dad-buddies about. It really helped me 'get it' on a deeper level." - Joseph Martin
"This book is just fantastic. It is a collection of articles and ideas and insights. It is wonderful to read and just reminds you that what you are doing is truly the best. I just love the ideas and the power behind this book. I would even recommend it to people who have not a clue about unschooling. Easy - fast read and a must." - Josephine Smyth
"This book will make parents who have been unschooling a long time or parents who are new to the concept to feel confident in what they are doing. It's great for spouses who may not be totally on board, or grandparents who have lots of questions. It's the kind of book to re-read when you need a confidence boost or have any doubts creeping up. It's a must for new unschoolers and a great read for 'old' unschoolers." Alexandra Polikowski
"The Unschooling Unmanual is a wonderful little read for parents who are considering educating their children at home. I enjoyed the stories of unschooled kids who are spending their days, not stressing about grades and test scores, but engaging in truly authentic processes of learning. I hope that The Unschooling Unmanual will convince skeptical parents that unschooling is a powerful way to give a child a first-class education." - Thomas Armstrong, author of In Their Own WayThe Unschooling Unmanual