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The Unschooling Unmanual Paperback – February 4, 2008
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Jan is available for parenting and unschooling telephone counseling worldwide. For information visit http://www.naturalchild.org/counseling/.
The Unschooling Unmanual (The Natural Child Project, 2009)
A Gift for Baby (The Natural Child Project, 2005)
The Natural Child: Parenting from the Heart (New Society, December 2001)
"Ten Reasons Not to Hit Your Kids", Appendix D in Alice Miller's Breaking Down the Wall of Silence, (New York: Dutton, 1991).
Newspaper column: The Natural Child: Parenting and Education that Respects Children, 1989-1998.
"Ten Reasons to Respond to a Crying Child", Empathic Parenting, Journal of the CSPCC, Summer 1996, pp. 7-8.
"I consider Jan Hunt's writing as exceptionally clear, based on facts, and coming out of her own experience. Parents rarely find in the press the essential, precious information her work could give them. I very much hope that her strong voice will become more and more known in the world through her lucid, well-informed writing." - Dr. Alice Miller, author of Breaking Down the Wall of Silence and Thou Shalt Not Be Aware
"Jan Hunt is a most diligent, energetic, and well-informed person with regard to children's issues. She is one of the few people who understands and can write about the real needs of children as opposed to the rationalized needs of parents in relation to their children. Moreover, she can do this in an engaging fashion that does not put parents off. For the sake of children everywhere, I hope that her Internet columns are widely read and taken to heart." - Dr. Elliott Barker, Director, Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
"Jan's writing is insightful, carefully thought out, wonderfully readable, and very useful. I wish for her writing to have as large an audience as possible. Adults all over the world need to hear the ideas she expresses so well." - Rick Lahrson, Executive Director, The Kids' Project
Top Customer Reviews
This book is a welcome reassurance that we're on the right track in following our instincts, learning at our own pace and stretching our imaginations to reach beyond the limits of a public school education. Unschooling may not be for everyone (my other child is still in public school and happy with it for now), but for those of us who just need an emotional boost now and then, reading a short essay or two from this collection will do wonders.
Not exactly a manual or even a guide book (because unschooling isn't about rules), this little tome is a pick-me-up and a love letter to families who seek to learn from the world around them, not just a text book.
Unschooling, at its best with involved, flexible, interested parents, allows children to grow and develop into their own unique, passionate, entire selves, and this book helps to see how that is possible.
Its great for spouses that may not be totally on board, or grandparents that have lots of questions.
Its the kind of book to re-read when you need a confidence boost of have any doubts creeping up.
Its a must for new unschoolers and a great read for "old" unschoolers.
If you are unsure about Unschooling and parenting without punishments you have to read this book. It helped me so much as a father to understanding Unschooling from so many different perspectives.
I never thought I would be the type of person to recommend a parenting book to someone, but this book is the one I tell all of my Dad-buddies about. It really helped me "Get it" on a deeper level.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book for those trying to make a decision on wether to homeschool, unschool or send kids to an institution.Published 12 months ago by Barbie's Shop
Read other books by John holt. This gives other opinion a voice. Similar to prior readings. Will go to naturalchild.orgPublished 16 months ago by N. Hernandez
I had such high hopes and was so excited with anticipation on the post arriving with this title. What a huge disappointment. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Pentopaper
Excellent book regarding unschooling. Its a bit of light reading for anyone that needs a little encouragement, support or clear thinking so you can focus on your family goal.Published 21 months ago by 1st.time.MoM
This is a great book for those considering different options for homeschooling. We are so brainwashed to believe that strict one way curriculum is the only way ... Read morePublished 23 months ago by lori
This was a gift, the person liked it, they are home schooling their children as the schools where they live is not great.Published on January 14, 2014 by Shelby Hendren
Whenever one hears truth it is like a cool drink in a dry and dusty land. Take a drink from this book and learn from your children. Well worth it.Published on October 22, 2013 by RLStat