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August 14, 2020:

Is Reading Head Start a Scam? Here are some Reviews (No Comments)Posted in: Blog by A Guest Poster @ 5:40 PM

Reading Head Start claims to be "one of the top, most effective, and most kid-loved reading programs out there." They go on to say: The Reading Head Start approach  is one of the most well researched and highly successful reading strategies available for young kids. And it’s so crucial to get a head start on […]

November 20, 2019:

4 ways school traumatized me, and how I'm recovering (7 Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 10:13 PM

CW: child abuse, physical abuse, bullying, verbal abuse, emotional neglect, invalidation, general cruelty and despair, self-loathing. This is a short summary (over 3000 words long!) of some of the ways I was traumatized by school. I might add to it later, and I might expand certain parts. I think that if I were to try to […]

August 15, 2019:

Every Smack is a Humiliation - A Manifesto by Alice Miller (1 Comment)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 7:35 PM

by Alice Miller Few insights gained in the last 20 years are so securely established as the realization that what we do to children when they are small, good things and bad things, will later form a part of their behavioral repertoire. Battered children will batter others, punished children act punitively, children lied to become […]

July 6, 2019:

My Unschooling/Anti-School Testimony (4 Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 10:45 PM

The author of this post wishes to remain anonymous. This story involves suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and bullying. Please do not read this if those topics will trigger you. In elementary school, I was the girl who got perfect scores on everything - even pretests. Teachers and other adults expected a lot from me as an […]

September 5, 2018:

Tired of school (No Comments)Posted in: Questions by justanotherone @ 9:27 PM

J wrote: Listen. I'm not going to say my name. Call me J. Point is, school is the bane of my existence. Something you've heard before, I'm sure. High school is hell. I feel my life value is determined by a letter and a number. My parents are literally screaming at me to get my […]

July 22, 2018:

Dealing with difficult parents (No Comments)Posted in: Guides,Resources by SoulRiser @ 7:20 PM

This deserves its own guide, although it's a pretty difficult subject to write a guide for. Each family situation is different, so there's no way to write one guide that will work for everyone. So this will be a collection of everything I've ever found that might be useful in some way. I will try […]

July 16, 2018:

Main Website Portuguese Translation/ Tradução Para Português Do Site (No Comments)Posted in: Site Updates by Luizao876 @ 6:39 PM

Objetivo Do Site: Este é um site para alunos que não querem estar sendo forçados a ir para a escola. Nós não estamos dizendo para você cair fora, rebeliar-se ou fazer qualquer coisa em particular. O que você faz é uma decisão sua e somente sua, nós só podemos dar suporte e informações para qualquer […]

November 5, 2017:

Saying yes to your weirdness | TEDx (No Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 12:24 AM

This is definitely worth a watch. It's about being true to yourself... which can literally be dangerous to your health as a young person (depending on your family situation and how they react to things), but is also very important to your well-being and self-respect overall.   Video description: Learn why people tend to reactively […]

July 15, 2017:

Eighties Teenage Psychiatry For School Pressure: One Writer Squashed Another (No Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 12:04 PM

by Maurice Frank (source) Even in cases where no specified mental illness at all is ever claimed to exist, treatment powers and just the threat of their use, can devastate lives long term when child maltreatment situations, which are obviously not the child’s fault, come to involve child psychiatry. That happened to me, though I […]

High Learning Potential? How being classified as gifted and talented can cause suffering (No Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 12:00 PM

by Maurice Frank (source) As an undiagnosed autistic, Maurice Frank suffered severely at school from being classified as gifted and talented. He describes his experiences of thirty years ago. Authoritarians like my former teachers have long made use of the idea of giftedness, with its appeal to wishful thinking and greed, to buy support. If […]

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