Category Archives: Culture & Lifestylr

‘Cosby Show’ turns 30, here’s show’s best parenting advice

If you have not heard of the Cosby Show, you really really ought to search for the series and watch every single episode with the intensity of an enthusiastic intern! Because this is the best parenting series that’s ever been … Continue reading

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Awesome Unschoolers – Stories of awesome teens!

Teenager and unschooler, Amrita Soon, signs contract with producer Abraham Tee of Plan A Studio!

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Reclaim, Rejoice, Resolve for 2014!

It’s been another good year for us, and we are grateful for the another year of making new friends and strengthening existing ones, and doing various fun activities together as an unschooling community! This year was truly a year of … Continue reading

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The Story of Sam in Sir Ken Robinson’s latest book: “Finding Your Element”!

Since Sir Ken Robinson’s highly successful bestseller The Element made such a great impact on parents and educators around the world, we have been great fans of his and have made regular references to his book in our talks. And … Continue reading

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The CLiC Experience – An open invitation

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be unschooling with other unschoolers? Do you wish to experience learning with fun, freedom and friendship? Homeschooling can be quite lonely without a regular group of friends to do activities … Continue reading

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Happy Mothers’ Day

The toughest thing about being a mother is letting go…of the need to control, to decide, to conform…the toughest thing about being a daughter is also letting go…of our need to be right. to be different, to be “successful”….just let go … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

We are Malaysian Chinese – a part of a large migratory flock of overseas Chinese whose ancestors moved out of poverty-stricken China almost a century ago to seek better lives elsewhere. Chinese New Year reinforces our identity through its culture … Continue reading

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Freedom in learning

It’s Tuesday morning. The sun is hot and intense. The children are playing in the cool shade under the tree. Wei (12) picks up a Chinese yoyo and starts to play with it. He is confident and adept at spinning … Continue reading

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From hobby to money!

Well, it has been more than a week since Sam discovered the art of making marshmallows from YouTube. After causing a sugar explosion in my kitchen and getting an earful from me, Sam has changed her ways. Now, she has … Continue reading

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Instead of school (Part 1)

  Instead of school, which is rigid and unchangeable, we can build a learning community which is flexible and changeable, to accommodate each child’s unique learning preference. Children do not need a lot in order to learn and to grow … Continue reading

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