Saturday, 10 April 2010

New Articles – Unrestricted Eating

It seems I’m a bit behind in the times. Several of my Natural Parenting articles have been published lately – shows how much I’ve been checking the Essence of Life website where I work since I stopped managing the forum there.

So, there’s an extended version of my post on Children learning when they’re ready HERE

And an article on the Unrestricted Diet part of Radical Unschooling, which I allude to frequently. You can read the full article HERE

It’s basically talking about the idea that if we trust children to eat what they feel (as we do as adults), then they will be confident to trust their bodies and be healthy naturally. If we put a lot of restrictions on them, we’re showing children that they can’t be trusted to know their own bodies and make healthy choices.


  1. I am new to this idea, but I love it. I'm tired of being stuffed in a box, and I do NOT want to do the same thing to my children. Thank you for sharing this information!

  2. thanks, Fugzilla :) and good to hear about your journey out of the box!

  3. many adults struggle to regulate their own food requirements. I am one of them. Yes food was controlled for me as a child, and I had a terrible relationship with food as a teenager.


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