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Judy Arnall, BA, CCFE, DTM is a certified brain and child development specialist and master of non-punitive parenting and education practices.
Judy is the founder of Unschooling Canada Association and is the bestselling author of 5 print books translated into 5 languages, including Discipline Without Distress, Unschooling to University and Parenting With Patience. She has also compiled a handy tips book titled Attachment Parenting Tips Raising Toddlers To Teens.
In Judy Arnall’s book, Discipline without Distress and Unschooling to University, Judy shares that relationships matter most in a world crammed with content.
Judy is the parent of 5 self-directed educated children of which 3 have already graduated university and 1 is entering a Master’s program.
Every homeschool parent has worries. We are ingrained that either us or teachers are responsible for our children’s education. So if our kids mess up, that reflects on us. We all have to remember that every child is responsible for their own education. They own it. We have to get out of their way, let them learn what they want to learn and they will soar ahead. Our kids are going to learn with or without us, with or without direct teaching. They are going to learn. You can’t force a child to learn or stop a child from learning.Judy Arnall, author of Unschooling to University
Advice for how to teach dealing with anger and discussed Discipline without Distress…
- Have a yes list
- Have a no list
- Recognize that anger is a signal for change
- You can change yourself
- You can remove yourself
- You can negotiate for someone to change themselves
Judy & I discussed Unschooling to University…
- Let your kids direct their own learning and channel your control tendencies into my own work.
- If we don’t make space for us, for our interests, for our time, no one is going to hand it to us. We have to carve it out.
Find Judy’s books here…
Judy is the best-selling author of 5 print books on non-punitive parenting and education.
- Discipline Without Distress
- Parenting With Patience
- Unschooling to University
- Attachment Parenting Tips Raising Toddlers To Teens
Big Emotions Journal for the Homeschool Mom
Introducing the Homeschool Mama’s Toolbox, a set of resources designed to help homeschooling mothers deal with big emotions and specifically address their thoughts. Your brain and thoughts are important tools that need to be regularly sharpened, and the Toolbox is here to help you do just that.
Incorporating mindfulness practices into your homeschool is one of the most effective ways to separate yourself from your thoughts and be present. The Toolbox includes three questions from Dr. Amen, author of Change your Brain, Change your Life: What am I feeling? What is the thought behind my feeling? What is the story behind my thought? These are questions that you can practice regularly to get the most out of them.
The Toolbox also encourages a daily meditation practice to help you distance yourself from your thoughts and just be present. Guided meditations such as Guided Meditation on Controlling Negative Thoughts and Guided Meditation for Inner Peace & Calm can help you get started.
Additionally, the Toolbox offers a Thought Care Checklist to help you deal with challenging situations that may arise in your homeschool. By considering alternative perspectives, you can reframe your thoughts and deal with the situation in a more positive and constructive way.
With the Homeschool Mama’s Toolbox, you can learn to influence your thoughts and create a better reality for yourself and your family. Download the Toolbox today and start sharpening your tools!
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