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There are links to more than 2,000 parenting, education, and personal development articles and blog posts in the issues of the Parental Intelligence Newsletter
archived here, sharing ideas, observations and stories about natural birth, full term breastfeeding, co-sleeping (or close proximity sleeping), respect for human potential, modelling desired interpersonal and social behaviour, 'alternative education', and other topics that, generally speaking, reflect my own beliefs about parenting and my own experience of parenthood.
My wife and I have two children: a daughter who was born in 1985, and a son who was born in 1995.
I'm pleased to say that our children have grown up generally in happiness and good health and they're both delightful people. The years I've shared with them have indeed been a dramatic contrast to those of my own childhood, infinitely more positive in every way.
In my role as "The Publisher of the Parental Intelligence Newsletter", I was never anything more than that. I'm an 'ordinary bloke' who, for reasons too complicated to explain here, decided to publish a newsletter and it happened to be about parenting because that's what I'd mostly been involved in for a long time through many years as a stay-at-home dad.
Ultimately, as a consequence of my two children being born ten years apart and the younger, my son, being removed from school at the age of seven and educated at home for nine years, 'stay-at-home dad' turned out to be my primary occupation, in total, for more than two decades. An unusual eventuation for a man perhaps, but also a privilege. It has been a fascinating and joyful experience for which I will always remain deeply grateful.
The Parental Intelligence Newsletter
was essentially an online adventure that ran in parallel and commensurately with the years my son was "growing without school". In August 2011, just before his 16th birthday, my son moved on to formal education and my own life inevitably began to change direction as well, until finding opportunities to give my newsletter the time and attention it required became too difficult for me and I decided to cease publication on its tenth anniversary.
I will, however, be maintaining this website as a static resource for the foreseeable future and hope you will find amongst its pages something that will make a positive difference to your life, and through you, to the lives of your children.
I wish you all the happiness and success you would wish yourself.
19 August 2012
"An introduction to the work of Aletha Solter, Kim Wildner, Naomi Aldort, John Travis and Meryn Callander, John Breeding, Scott Noelle, Beverley Paine and Alan Wilson."
Published December 2006. As with Volume 1, some biographical information will be out of date now, but you'll find links to these people's websites and their current activities in my "Hall of Fame".
I was invited to speak at the first ever Australian unschooling conference in Queensland in September 2010. It was my own first ever unschooling conference, and jolly good fun too. This is a page I created to commemorate the event.