Welcome! I’m excited for you as you explore Independent Meaningful Learning and what that might look like for your family! It can be a wonderful and life-changing experience.
It’s also important to know that it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to learning. That’s one of the things that’s so great about it! It’s unique to each person. But while it’s definitely a growing movement, it’s still an unconventional choice. I imagine much of what you’re learning feels pretty new and you probably have lots of questions.
I know I did when I first started down this path back in 2002. I was SO curious!
My coaching focus is on cultivating strong family relationships. On honoring our children and their autonomy. Because what I’ve learned over the years is that when our relationships are strong and connected, learning thrives. And with that foundation of trust and respect, we can more openly and creatively explore how we can each get our needs met while best supporting everyone’s growth, education, and personal development.
I happily answer questions about what life and learning look like outside of school. And I also love talking about the tools and paradigm shifts around relationships, parenting, and learning that can help unschooling—or, more broadly, independent meaningful learning—thrive. I still get goosebumps all the time when I talk about this stuff!
As I mentioned above, there is no playbook. It’s going to look different in every family. That said, sometimes it’s helpful to talk to someone who’s been there and understands the unique joys and challenges that come from being an unschooling family.
If you’re ready, click the button below to book a 1 hour call with me to discuss your unique questions and/or challenges.
Or book a free 15 minute consult call with me to talk more about my approach and see if you think we’ll be a good fit.
I look forward to speaking with you!
About Pam Laricchia
Pam Laricchia is the author of five books and more than a dozen published articles about alternative education. She is a well-respected podcast host, with over 350 episodes in the Exploring Unschooling archive and listeners in over 80 countries. Pam and Anna Brown recently started The Living Joyfully Podcast about relationships.
Over the last 15 years, Pam has helped countless parents cultivate strong, connected, and trusting relationships with their children and partner as they navigate day-to-day challenges and conflicts. Her three now-grown children left the school system when they were 9, 7, and 4 years old, began unschooling, and never looked back.
She hosted the Toronto Unschooling Conference for six years and has spoken at unschooling conferences in Canada and the US. She and Anna Brown host The Living Joyfully Network online community with members from around the world.