For the Sake of Our Children

For the Sake of Our ChildrenFor the Sake of Our Children, by Léandre Bergeron, translated by Pamela Levac and with a foreword by John Taylor Gatto, is a powerful description of a life led respecting and trusting children, from the naturalness of home birth and breastfeeding on demand, through learning by living and working together on a small farm and in a natural food store. The author’s passionate ruminations about his strongly-held philosophies of attachment parenting and self-directed education are woven throughout a series of journal entries describing the daily life of a family of three unschooled teens. The result is a wonderfully warm, sometimes funny, always wise potpourri of advice and inspiration about natural parenting and unschooling from a father who writes, “I believe I have broken free from my complicity with other adults. I have chosen to remove myself from this adult world to side with children.” This book provides both rationale for and proof of the wisdom of choosing a path that is so little trod upon in our world, the path of freedom, of respect for our children, of trust in them and belief in their ability to regulate and educate themselves.

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