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Podcast Episode 241: Empowering Kids: The Untigering Approach to Parenting with Iris Chen

In today’s world there are so many options for us when it comes to schooling our kids. But have you ever heard of “unschooling”?

In this post, we’ll explore the concept of unschooling, and understand how parents can play a supportive role in nurturing their children’s innate love for learning, an approach championed by author Iris Chen

Iris Chen is the Founder and author of Untigering, unschooling mother, and peaceful parent coach. She helps parents learn about giving kids more power and the transformative journey from authoritarian parenting to unschooling. She shares her personal journey with us from tiger parenting to embracing unschooling, emphasizing the importance of respecting children’s autonomy and fostering power-sharing relationships.

Iris explains how unschooling allows children to pursue their interests freely, leading to a more enriching learning experience. She highlights the shift from controlling to supporting children, encouraging parents to trust their children’s ability to learn and grow. Iris also discusses the challenges and rewards of unschooling, offering valuable insights into creating a nurturing environment where both parents and children thrive.

In this episode of the No Guilt Mom podcast you’ll learn:

  • What is “Unschooling”.
  • How parents play a supportive role in unschooling, facilitating their children’s exploration of interests, providing resources, and guiding them in decision-making.
  • How unschooling nurtures children’s natural curiosity and encourages them to ask questions, explore their surroundings, and seek answers independently.
  • Why the process requires trust in the learning process

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Brie Tucker

COO/ Podcast Producer at No Guilt Mom
Brie Tucker has over 20 years of experience coaching parents with a background in early childhood and special needs. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and is certified in Positive Discipline as well as a Happiest Baby Educator.

She’s a divorced mom to two teenagers.

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