EU366: Talking Consent with Sara Davidson
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by Erika Ellis
1w ago
Pam and Anna are joined by Living Joyfully Network member Sara Davidson to talk about what she’s been learning about consent. Sara was previously on the podcast in episode 312. It was great to hear her family updates and to dive deep into the topic of consent. We talked about four different types of consent, enthusiastic, willing, unwilling, and coerced, and Sara shared some stories that illustrated these different types. We also explored some strategies and tools that have been helpful with our families as we try to live consensually together. We hope you find our conversation helpful on you ..read more
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EU365: The Independence Agenda
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by Erika Ellis
3w ago
In this episode, Pam, Anna, and Erika dive into a very interesting lens on parenting—the independence agenda. It’s fascinating to see how this seemingly reasonable goal of fostering our children’s independence can get in the way of not only our relationship with them, but their developing self-awareness and inner voice. We talk about how different people really are, define the terms independence and autonomy, explore how it’s the “agenda” part of the independence agenda that is the problem, and lots more. We hope you find our conversation helpful on your unschooling journey! THINGS WE MENTIO ..read more
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EU364: Unschooling Stumbling Blocks: Including Kids in Decisions
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by Erika Ellis
1M ago
We are back with another episode in our Unschooling Stumbling Blocks series and we’re talking about including kids in decisions. There are many reasons why parents may rush through big decisions without giving children a chance to weigh in, but we’ve found that including kids in decisions provides us with useful questions and information, helps avoid dysregulation and melt downs, and results in so much learning for everyone in the family. Being a part of making important decisions now gives children experience that will help them when they have their own big decisions to make in the future ..read more
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EU363: Deschooling
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by Erika Ellis
1M ago
Deschooling is a bit of a buzzword in homeschooling and alternative education spaces at the moment. So, let’s dive in! Pam, Anna, and Erika talk about the definition of the word, what that transition to unschooling can look like for parents and adults, the importance of letting go of expectations, some of the paradigm shifts that happen during deschooling, and how deschooling is something that we revisit over time as we reach new seasons in our children’s lives. We hope you find our conversation helpful on your unschooling journey! THINGS WE MENTION IN THIS EPISODE The Living Joyfully Shop ..read more
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EU362: On the Journey with Kendel Ricker
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by Erika Ellis
2M ago
We’re back with another On the Journey episode! We had a delightful conversation with Living Joyfully Network member Kendel Ricker. Kendel is an unschooling mom of two kids, 11 and 9, and she shared some of her journey with us. Kendel’s own education included homeschooling, private school, and public school, as well as university and teachers’ college. Her experiences allowed her to really come to home education for her own children with confidence. From there, her path to unschooling was really led by her children and it has been magical! We talked about releasing expectations and control, f ..read more
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EU360: What’s So Magical About Age 18?
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by Erika Ellis
3M ago
What’s so magical about age 18? Pam, Anna, Erika, and our guest Erin dig into the transition from childhood to adulthood and what it means for our unschooled kids. It’s common for parents to bump up against some cultural beliefs about this phase of life and inadvertently put expectations on young adults. Strangers, friends, and family also all seem to be interested in the choices that our kids are making at this age! When we become aware of all of this messaging and remember that people are all different and unique, we can create a supportive environment for our young adult children to follow ..read more
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EU358: On the Journey with Jahaira Luzzi
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by Erika Ellis
4M ago
This week, we’re back with another On the Journey episode. Pam and Erika are joined by Living Joyfully Network member Jahaira Luzzi. Jahaira is an unschooling mom of two, ages 6 and 8, and a former early childhood educator. We talk about Jahaira’s path to unschooling, including her exploration of various types of elementary schools after she left college. We also dive into the spiritual aspects of unschooling, the importance of presence, and more! We hope you enjoy our conversation and that it inspires you, no matter where you are along your journey. Watch the video of our conversation on You ..read more
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EU357: Building Community
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by Erika Ellis
4M ago
In this episode, Pam, Anna, and Erika dive deep into building community. As we regularly mention, people are different, and each member of your family will likely have different needs for community, friendship, and social time. We talk about in-person versus online connections, the value of interest-based communities, some of the many different ways we’ve found community during our unschooling years, and more. It was really fun to discuss this topic and we hope you find our conversation helpful on your unschooling journey! THINGS WE MENTION IN THIS EPISODE The Living Joyfully Shop – books, co ..read more
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Harbor Highlights, Issue #1
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by Pam Laricchia
5M ago
Pam shares the first edition of Harbor Highlights, the new monthly audio dispatch she’s creating for her Patreon supporters. In it, she’ll be sharing the behind-the-scenes details of her next grand adventure! Listen in to learn more. And click here to join her on Patreon! Note that it’s only her Patreon page name that has changed, not the podcast name ..read more
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Podcast Update, Nov 2023
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by Pam Laricchia
6M ago
Quick Links Check out the Black Friday-inspired bundle specials on the newly refreshed Living Joyfully Shop! Transcript Hello, everyone! I’m Pam Laricchia from Living Joyfully and I’m popping in to share a couple of bits of news with you. First is the Black Friday-inspired sale happening in the Living Joyfully Shop right now! It runs until November 30th. In celebration, we’ve added a new course on Validation, and I’ve added all five of my books!  You can use the code BLACKFRIDAY, all caps and no spaces, to get 25% off all our courses and books individually, but we’ve also put together two ..read more
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