New, Extreme Parenting is not so new

New, Extreme Parenting is not so new

1 minute readThere’s a facebook meme making it’s rounds in unschooling circles that reads I practice the new, extreme parenting…I call it treating me children like human beings. It’s only new to Western domination culture. New and extreme. But...
Silly Humour

Silly Humour

1 minute readME: My children don’t go to school due to illnessThem: Oh dear, What’s the matter?ME: School is very ill!  (Fictional Story)Thinking of a career in...
On the narrative around Malala Yousafzai

On the narrative around Malala Yousafzai

2 minute readSome of the issues that arise for me in thinking about Malala and her quest for schooling: One of the ironies for me is that her own education is far wider than the schooling system she is advocating for.   Her father is an education activist, He is...
No space for our humanity

No space for our humanity

1 minute readI was rushing to get the pharmacy to get some relief meds from the chicken pox for my daughter.  I had already spoken to the pharmacist so I knew they were closing at 6 and she knew I was on my way.  But there was traffic light out and I...