Courtney Clay was “unschooled” for her entire childhood, and received great benefit from this method of self-directed learning. Now 29 years old she is raising a 2-year-old son of her own.
She is also enthusiastic about sustainability, nature-based community, self-sufficiency, enjoying wild food and all of nature’s healthy, free gifts, and growing and preparing my own nourishing food.
When asked about herself Courtney puts it this way,
“I am a mother, adventurer, and lover of life. I am passionate about my family, community, infinite sustainability, optimal nourishment, and finding truth, empowerment and joy in all my life experiences”.
She also runs an awesome blog called Ecstatic Mothering that can be found at http://chocotrixie.blogspot.com where she discusses alternatives for bring u children in a cookie cutter world where despite what we are told, one size certainly does not fit all.
Join Us Today As We Discuss…
- Do we need to force children to learn or will they just do it if we let them?
- How do unschoolers learn fundamentals with out traditional structure?
- Do unschoolers ever go to college?
- How do unschoolers/homeschoolers develop a social life?
- Is school really a way to learn about socializing in the “real world”?
- Do children institutionalize parents in old age because that is what they were taught?
- What is the difference in an education and graduation?
- Are we kidding ourselves with the “everyone needs college” mantra?
- Have we lost the “community teaching” of our ancestors?
- What can we learn about learning from “primitive” peoples?
Additional Resources for Today’s Show
- Members Support Brigade
- TSP Gear Shop
- Join Our Forum
- Emergency Essentials – (sponsor of the day)
- Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day)
- Courtney’s Blog
- Meet Me at the Self Reliance Expo in Salt Lake City
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