Anna Brown joins me again this week! This month in the Living Joyfully Network, our theme is ‘Finding Our Guides.’ As I wrote about in The Unschooling Journey, our children can serve as our most valuable guides, helping us move through our fears towards joy and connection. Anna and I talk about how handing our children the weight of our worries and fears impacts them and erodes trust, how connecting with our children helps us navigate our fears, and how being part of a community of like-minded parents inspires us and enriches our unschooling lives. It was such a fun conversation and a great reminder of the value of being truly present in the moment with our families.
- What makes children such good guides?
- Connecting with our children helps us move through our unschooling-related worries and fears.
- Connecting with our children as guides also helps us build trust: our trust in our kids, their trust in us, and our trust in unschooling as a lifestyle.
- The opposite of trust is worry.
- The value of finding community.
Links to things mentioned in the episode
Check out the Living Joyfully Network
John Holt’s book, Escape from Childhood
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