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Real Australian Homeschools – Freya Dawson (The Unschooler of Joyful Parenting)

Real Australian Homeschools – Freya Dawson (The Unschooler of Joyful Parenting)

Freya Dawson has been homeschooling her two teenage boys since they were toddlers. She is an author of “Joyful Parenting”, and runs parenting courses and workshops helping parents make peaceful and joyful connections with their children. She kindly agreed to share her story with us. This post is part of our Real Australian Homeschools series. You can view the series here.   Could you tell us a little about your family? Andrew and I met while we were both working…

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Real Australian Homeschools: Rachel (The Unschooler)

Real Australian Homeschools: Rachel (The Unschooler)

Welcome to another instalment of Real Australian Homeschools. I am having so much fun putting this series together and have been meeting some wonderful homeschool families in the process. If you missed last week’s interview with Anthony Coafield, a homeschooling Dad who runs Living Book Press, make sure you check it out and enter the GIVEAWAY. Today I am pleased to introduce you to Rachel. Rachel is one of my dear friends and a local homeschooling Mum. She is a…

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Homeschool Methods: Our Educational Philosophy

Homeschool Methods: Our Educational Philosophy

When I first started thinking about homeschooling I was completely overwhelmed by the different educational philosophies being spouted. Montessori? Charlotte Mason? Classical? Unschooling? What does that even mean? I love to research and analyse and my eldest was only a baby so I had, well, a bit of time before implementing anything other than peek-a-boo. I joined Facebook groups, trawled through blogs, bought and borrowed books. At the bottom of this post I have included a list of helpful books,…

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