From the Wikipedia Page on Grace (as of Nov ) Llewellyn published the Teenage Liberation Handbook through her publishing company, Lowry House. The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education, which was published in by Grace Llewellyn, is a book focusing. The Teenage Liberation Handbook. Grace Llewellyn Homeschooling parents of teenagers are rarely teachers, in the school sense of the word, and this book.

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The first thing she In this book, Grace Llewellyn gives teenagers the tools they need to quit traditional school and educate themselves at home. Even those who still aren’t open to the idea of unschooling after reading this amazing book can still benefit tremendously from reading it. She answering any question or concern you could think of, rightfully breaking every tie you have left to the handboik system of traditional schooling.

There is room for those who would rather wander dreaming on a glacier [ My mum has a huge handbooj of education and parenting books around the house, but the reason this one stuck out to me was the fact that it’s aimed at teenagers. However, I don’t think the parts advocating for a pretty conventional life would sway someone who doesn’t want to do that, so only half a star deducted.

For me, there were a few blocks I had in the beginning. Apr 11, Veronica rated it really liked it Shelves: On the other hand, I do take offense to some of the writer’s broad generalizations and stereotypes.

It can also cause many a rift between youngster who wishes to be free and parent who is still responsible for them until a certain age.

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This book restored some of my sanity when I was in high school, mostly reassuring me that I was not the only one who had issues with “standard” public education. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website.


In addition to this, I found myself pretty disappointed with the advice for once you get started home-educating. So I was thinking, and as I was pondering the idea I was holding one of his books in my hands. Rather than bore us with a recitation of philosophy, Llewellyn writes in a friendly, big sister style, using lots of stories and examples. Still, a lot of what she recommends to “unschool” are things that I either remember doing in school, or that the school offered sometimes, I didn’t bother taking advantage of everything – because I had no interest in it!

Suddenly I would have all of teenaye thoughts and I would feel that they were my thoughts. Freedom without boundaries is miserable. Because it’s not fun to be ignorant and confused The other half-star was because while it was insightful, it never made me go “WOW. I wanted something more.

Look at a baby or a piece of handcarved furniture or a three-hundred-year-old tree or a pebble or a worm or the sweater your grandmother knitted for libertaion. She seemed combative and at times had teenage condescending tone which, I realize, reflects her anger at her own situation in which she received a traditional education through college. The world does need new contributions, which is one good reason the schoolboard has for wanting you to be educated.

And some of the examples given just bothered me. Better recommendations would be: When you turn eighteen, proceed directly into the army.

The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Unschooling is free-range homeschooling based on the natural human tendency to learn when left to their own dev I feel robbed having not found this book until adulthood.

But really, the book brought a sense of peace and agency that was essential even if I did not end up homeschooling or some alternative arrangement. As for the rest of this book, you are a welcome guest. Dec 20, Bonnie rated it really liked it.


Also, help with logistics, as implied in the castle example above. I teenagw robbed having not found this book until adulthood. I’m sorry, maybe it’s because I’m Asian, but how is that restrictive? If you want me to write out a full liberaton, chapter by chapter because I don’t think I can summarise itlet me know. I’m not sure you exist, but if you do, we live in different universes.

It might have made a difference. For the first time, it registered that on the back of this book it said John Holt, ! This grave pretty funny, actually. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will add value to my readers. I opened the book, read a few pages and it was over.

No, I have not forgotten your child’s “place. It is important for those working in the field of education to understand the serious damage that factory-schooling does to our children and to our wider species.

He had been dead at that time for about four, five years. I wrote it for teenagers because I found an appalling dearth of respectful, serious nonfiction for them. Jun 24, L.

The Teenage Liberation Handbook

Unschooling is free-range homeschooling based on the natural human tendency to learn when left to their own devices. I’m 16, and I left school seven years ago, so I’d say I’m pretty close to the target audience for this book.

Grace Llewellyn a belly dancer The potshots at school and teacher get less, and it’s much easier to ignore.