A New Vision of Children and Childhood

When I began my journey as a parent, I was determined to avoid the mistakes of my parents and my own childhood. I was determined to create freedom of expression (especially emotions) in my home. I wanted the… Read More

Frustration, Anger, and Rage: The Power of Resistance

It is the end of a long night with little sleep. As Rob walks out the door to go visit a friend, I realize I am at the end of my rope. I feel like I have nothing… Read More

Controlling Children’s Media Access Part Three:

What is the Real Learning Happening? This article was first published in the Jan/Feb 2013 edition of Home Education Magazine In my first two articles (part 1 and part 2) on controlling children’s access to media I chronicled… Read More

Controlling Children’s Media Access Part Two:

Are Stereotypes and Prejudice Only Perpetuated in Media? This article was first published in the November/December 2012 edition of Home Education Magazine Before becoming a mom, I had spent over a decade as a professional working with college… Read More

Controlling Children’s Media Access Part One:

Challenging What We Think We Know This article was originally published in Home Education Magazine September-October 2012. Like so many parents who have made the choice to not send children to school, I spent a lot of time… Read More