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A free 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). There are hundreds of articles on this site, and more are being added daily. Enjoy!
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The First Day of School - After the first day of kindergarten, a mother struggles with seeing her child's misery, wonders why school is so bad, and wonders if she is capable of homeschooling her daughter. Read more.

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A Life Learner's Path to College - An unschooling mother describes how her life learning child’s interests and passions formed the basis of a most excellent education while providing a path to college acceptance and success. Read more.

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Un-Sanity: Five Daily Practices of Unstressed Unschoolers - Five ways that one life learning family makes sure they are unstressed unschoolers, ready to live and learn together despite unending societal messages about the need for school. Read more.

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Reading Late - An unschooling mother trusted her two young daughters to learn to read on their own, with a lot of family reading aloud. They did learn, at the ages of nine and eleven, and now they are adults who are prolific readers and writers. Read more.

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TED Talks, Young Geniuses, Overwhelm, and Extreme Admiration - A life learning mom questions the conventional definition of success and her expectations of her children as a result of unschooling community pressure. Read more.

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Raising Children in a Digital Age - A former Waldorf teacher is guided by her son as she finds her way to raising children in a digital age, knowing that disapproving of or banning her son's passion won't develop trust in their relationship. 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 a musician, age 24

A teen balances her life and learning

A 15-year-old writes about trust


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

Articles by John Taylor Gatto

John Taylor Gatto resigned from teaching because he didn’t want to do any more harm to children. He has since authored a number of books and is a frequent contributor to Life Learning. Here are a few of those articles. You will find more on our main articles index page.

We Need Experience More Than We Need Algebra

The Hall of Mirrors

Don't Worry About College

Trusting Children

Trusting in children is one of the foundations of life learning. Here are some articles that illustrate what that means, and what it looks like in practice. Visit our main articles index page to read many more articles about why and how to trust children to learn and live autonomously.


Living and Learning Without Coercion

Fear of the TV Beast


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