Ever thought of homeschooling or unschooling your kids? (in-depth video interview)

It brings me great pleasure to introduce you to Rachel and Owen Walker, two of my dearest friends, as well as people I have a great deal of respect for — as professionals, artists, parents, educators, and as authentic beings.


After a lot of soul searching, a little over a year ago, Rachel and Owen decided to take their now 11 year-old twin boys out of the traditional public school system and into the home. This was no small decision, and it has had countless personal, relational and philosophical consequences.

As their friend, as a parent, and as someone who has a deep interest in education, I’ve been deeply inspired by their choice, and their process as a family. I also have a feeling that anyone who’s ever considered homeschooling, or unschooling their children — or cares about the way our children are being educated in this country — will find their story inspiring and thought-provoking.

As many of you know, one of all time my favorite quotes is by Anais Nin. It says, “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

I see Rachel, Owen, Zev and Jacob as a family who has taken a courageous risk together — a giant leap into the unknown. So even for those of you who aren’t necessarily thinking about or having to make school-related decisions, if you feel similarly drawn to ‘risk in the service of blossoming,’ I have a feeling you will still find this conversation a fascinating and inspiring one to listen in on.

This is an in-depth interview, so not for quick FB browsing. I invite you to watch when you have the time and a desire to drop in and listen with a full attention span. : )


To learn more about Rachel Walker, MFT, go to: http://rachelwalkermft.com

To learn more about Owen Walker, go to: http://www.insideoutimprov.com/


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