Peaceful parenting is a difficult term. There definitely seems to be some implicit judgment there. What's the alternative to peaceful parenting? Violent parenting? Thus it's understandable why many curious parents would find the label off-putting, as it might raise concerns they wouldn't be able to live up to certain standards in their relationships with their children.
Taylor and James Davis have created a podcast to share their parenting journey, one filled with unexpected challenges, new questions and wonderful successes. At OneFreeFamily.com they offer a new take on peaceful parenting. As the parents of young 3 children, they share their story with honesty and vulnerability, but without prescriptions or harsh judgments.
Interestingly, Taylor and James both earned teaching certificates in college in the early 2000s, but underwent a paradigm shift in 2010 that led them more in the direction of self-directed education. Their journey began with the Ken Robinson video, Changing Education Paradigms.
In today's discussion, they share their strongest influences in their current approach to parenting, how they owning their unusual parenting choices, their differing thoughts on structure, and how they process their memories of interacting with young people before they knew what they know now.
Shows On the Benefits of Unschooling and Peaceful Parenting:
[PODCAST] #544: Peter Gray (Part Three) – A Future of Self-Directed Education
[PODCAST] #101: Unschooling Liberty – The Halldorsons and the Unschool Bus
[PODCAST] #208: Whole Parents – With Dayna Martin
[PODCAST] #511: James Davis – Forced Learning Is Too Dangerous
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