The Art of Parenting Self-Directed Learners


Education is the process by which a person acquires the knowledge, values, and skills that are conducive to a satisfying and meaningful life. By this definition, one could argue that conventional schooling significantly hinders education. Self-directed homeschooling clears the way for the education process to unfold naturally through curiosity, play, social engagement, and the drive for self-empowerment. But self-directed education (SDE) is a whole-life process - not limited to traditional "educational" activities. Parents can greatly enhance their children's education by aligning their parenting practices with SDE principles. In this session, facilitated by parenting coach Scott Noelle (, parents will learn how to achieve this alignment, eliminate educational anxiety and parent-child conflicts, and enjoy living and learning together.

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