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April 27, 2021  

187: The Problem With High Expectations and Control

April 27, 2021

This week, Imogen and I are talking about:

  • High expectations and control. Do they result in unhappy children? Do controlled kids look for distractions? Does limiting screen time result in an increased attraction for devices?
  • A novel that Imogen reviewed: Dear Hero
  • Inspiration and different ways of telling a story
  • How we can work together, share our skills, and help each other
  • The Catholic Homeschool Conference (I'm a speaker!)
  • News of two soon-to-be-produced unschooling podcasts


Show Notes

Things we mentioned in this episode:


Indistractible by Nir Eyal

Masterchef Australia 2021

Show Your Work by Austin Kleon

Dear Hero by Hope Bolinger and Alyssa Roat

Illuminae Files Book Series by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The Catholic Homeschool Conference


My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

My Amazon Author Page


Where You Can Find Me

Unschooling Community

My Stories of an Unschooling Family community


Sue Elvis


Stories of an Unschooling Family

Where the Carol Birds Sing




Where You Can Find Imogen





Imogen Elvis


The Crystal Tree

The Shattering Song

Frost Hands


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