Free Range Learning (Paperback)
Hohm Press, 9781935387091, 304pp.
Publication Date: May 21, 2010
List Price: 24.95*
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"Free Range Learning should be read by every parent, teacher, and school administrator as the beginning of education reform that includes respect for the learning process of every child. About much more than homeschooling, it incorporates beautiful philosophies such as slowing down, kindness, empathy, cooperation, the dangers of materialism, creating a heart-centered lifestyle. A beautiful read."---Jane Nelsen, co-author of Positive Discipline in the Classroom and Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World. "If we want to live in a more peaceful, democratic and humane world we need to re-think our child rearing practices---this book provides the groundwork and inspiration for this type of revolution. If you love children and humanity this book is a must read."---Carlo Ricci, Ph.D., editor, The Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning, Professor of Education, Graduate Studies, Nipissing University. "Laura Weldon's writing is crystal clear and engaging, with impeccable research. The emerging new paradigm in child development confirms it: organic experience and children themselves are their own best teachers."---Chris Mercogliano, author of In Defense of Childhood: Protecting Kids' Inner Wildness and Teaching the Restless: One School's Remarkable No-Ritalin Approach to Helping Children Learn and Succeed. "A wonderfully affirming book Laura Weldon appreciates an elementary wisdom which our society forgot somewhere along the way: Children can be trusted to learn. In this book, she joyfully shares that wisdom."---Helen Hegener, publisher, Home Education Magazine. Free Range Learning will encourage anyone considering homeschooling, and will explain to anyone else why so many families are making this choice."---Ron Miller, Ph.D., Editor, Education Revolution Magazine. "A wide-reaching resource for any parent who cares about augmenting their child's learning---whether homeschooling or not."---Homa Sabet Tavangar, author of Growing Up Global. "A book of many voices. A swelling chorus of the real life experiences of parents and children, buttressed with science, that powers a fresh, but ancient, way of looking at how children learn."---Robert Wolff, author of Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing.