One Free Family - A new take on peaceful parenting show

One Free Family - A new take on peaceful parenting

Summary: A new take on peaceful parenting brought to you by former professional educators who underwent a paradigm shift in 2010 that led them more in the direction of self-directed education. James and Taylor Davis have been peaceful parenting for years and will share their unique experience with you.

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 OFF055- Going deeper on self directed learning: Offering support without creating dependency | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:34

Taylor and James return to go deeper on their favorite topic: self directed learning! In this episode they discuss some of the finer nuances of helping a child to become more self-directed.

 OFF054- A mailbag! Explaining our choices to our kids without seeming judgmental, and supporting kids that don't conform to gender stereotypes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:57

James and Taylor are back, this time to answer your questions! Today we have two excellent questions from our One Free Family Facebook group. First, Taylor and James discuss how they go about explaining their life choices to their kids without seeming judgmental of everyone else's choices.

 OFF053- How much should we praise our kids, and what should we praise them about? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:04

In this episode James and Taylor break down how their attitudes about praise have shifted over the years, and the rather surprising conclusion they've come to. They break down Carol Dweck's seminal work Mindset, discuss Alfie Kohn's truly unique take on praise, and share what they've learned and taken away from each.

 OFF052- Helping Our Kids Deal With Toxic Relationships And Bullying | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:49

In this episode, Taylor and James discuss how they work through situations like this with their own kids, sharing tips for how to help kids process being mistreated, helping them gain the confidence to not define themselves by the nasty words and actions of others.

 OFF051- Worry Smarter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:12

Taylor and James are back in the studio together to discuss a topic that every parent can relate to: worrying. It seems like some amount of worry is present from the moment our children are born.

 Navigating Difficult Relationships through an Unschooling Lens with Kelly Halldorson- OFF050 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:32

Kelly Halldorson shares the story behind her family's move to unschooling and her family's adventure around the country in The Unschool Bus when her kids were teenagers. 

 What we can learn from working with kids with autism with Sylvia van Meerten- OFF049 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:26

James is joined by Sylvia van Meerten, an incredible woman who is widely respected for her work with and thoughts about working with people with an autism diagnosis.

 Finding Truth While Losing The Labels- OFF048 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:37

When people are looking for answers, it's very tempting to try and find one overarching philosophy that has them all. Whether it's trying to find a religion, or a political philosophy, or a parenting approach finding a one-sized-fits-all solution feels extremely urgent.

 Helping Our Kids Try New Things Without Pressuring Them- OFF047 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:51

Some kids love it when their parents come around and offer new ideas for activities. They love to go out spontaneously, are happy to drop everything for an impromptu art project, and feel a sense of thrill at trying new things.

 Living By Our Values When The Going Gets Tough- OFF046 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:34

James and Taylor are back, discussing how they are in a time of transition with their business and career endeavors, and are working through how they are going to restructure their lives as a result.

 Raising Autonomous Kids with Touring Families- OFF045 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23:17

Taylor and James were honored to be guests on Touring Families with Dave Stelmacki. As a parent of one young son, Dave asked lots of questions about raising autonomous kids. If you're considering finding ways for your kids to be more autonomous, this conversation will give you some concrete ideas. And if you're skeptical, Dave asks great questions about some of the tougher topics!

 Being more intentional about gift giving and holidays- OFF044 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:14

Taylor and James are back after some holiday travel and ready to reflect on their experiences, and there take on gift giving culture in the United States in general.

 Crafting your Ideal Family Life with Sabrina Norrie- OFF043 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:01

Sabrina is an unschooling mom to 2 girls.  She shares the moment of clarity she had during her maternity leave 7 years ago about the life she wanted for her family. 

 Natural Consequences, the "I turned out okay" fallacy, and what our kids can teach us- OFF042 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:03

In this episode, they break down how the idea of "natural consequences" is often misused.

 How self-directed learning looks in our home- OFF041 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:54

James and Taylor are back to discuss how self-directed learning looks in their home.


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