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Life Learning - the book
A Path of Their Own
For the Sake of Our Children by Leandre Bergeron
Challenging Assumptions in Education by Wendy Priesnitz
Beyond School by Wendy Priesnitz
What Really Matters by David Albert & Joyce Reed
Child's Play Magazine
A Home Business Start-Up Guide by Wendy Priesnitz
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A free, web-based source of support and information about interest-based, learner-directed education for all ages (also known as life learning, unschooling, natural learning, and free-range learning). Life Learning Magazine was founded in 2002, so there are hundreds of articles on this site, and more are being added daily (now over 300). Check them out here.
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Life Learning Magazine 2015 Annual - Our 2015 Annual is now available for purchase. All the articles published in 2015 in one PDF-format e-book. Read more.

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Free to Smash His Toys - A mother trusts that her son's smashing of his toys and penchant for drawing and paper ripping lead to learning. Read more.

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Restructuring Education so it Works for Kids and Society - 14 ways in which education systems should be restructured so they work for both kids and society. Read more.

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Rules vs. Principles - The difference between rules and principles is fundamental, not just to conscious parenting, but also to self-directed learning. Read more.

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Blooming Beauties - The analogy between growing wildflowers and nurturing the independence that comes from home-based education. Read more.

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Seeking Peace - Making space for peace and quiet times, and time to explore our family's curiosity about Nature. Read more.

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Choosing to Participate - A home educating mom learns that child can decide whether or not to participate in (or quit) structured activities, based on her readiness. Read more.

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Sticking With It - A teenage unschooler describes how she developed patience and diligence as she learned to play the guitar. Read more.

Life Learning Teens

Families of young children often wonder what unschooling looks like for teens and young adults. Here are some profiles of adults who learned without school, and articles by and about life learning teens. You can read many more like this by checking out our article index page.

Interview with Grown Unschooler Idzie Desmarais

Homeschoolers Prospering in the Real World

When Unschooled Kids Grow Up


Here at Life Learning Magazine, we coined the term "life learning" to describe a form of homeschooling that trusts and respects children, and that avoids the trappings of school. Here are some more articles that explore definitions. And check out our definitions page for even more on this topic.

Understanding Unschooling

Living As If School Doesn't Exist

Free-Range Learning: A Dialogue

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