Support, reassurance and coaching for home schooling parents

Issy aka Stark Raving Dad

Hi, I'm Issy (Stark Raving Dad)
Home schooling, unschooling, home education – whatever you call it, it's here for good. Millions of parents are choosing this path for their families, and while it isn't easy, it can be incredibly rewarding. Because home schooling offers you and your children the opportunity to grow, discover yourselves, and live a life that's truly your own. I want to help you do that!


The Life Without School podcast – Episode 21

Turning Around the “Ohhhh, You Homeschool?” Questions

In this episode I'm taking the main questions that home educators are traditionally asked, and putting pressure on the formal education system to answer them instead. Show notes · List all episodes


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What people say

“You literally covered every single concern, every single comment I’ve had from other people about my child not being socialised, being weird or being deprived.”

Lucy, United Kingdom

“You offer more inspiration and encouragement then you’ll ever know, and it has had life-changing effects for us. You’re helping us feel brave enough to follow our hearts and live the life we always wanted to and for that we are forever grateful.”

Meaghan, Ireland

“You’ve spent years making accessible content, and the podcast just brings all of it forward. Thank you.”

Nichole, USA

“So grateful I came across your writing a couple years back now. Without seeming hyperbolic, it was a catalyst in changing our approach to learning. Thank you for sharing your family’s story so openly.”

Anjuli, Australia

“Refreshing, raw, honest, and oh so relatable. Your perspective has provided us with a completely new awareness of what is possible for our family and the vitality of our incredible children.”

Pipalotta2012 (Apple Podcasts review), New Zealand

“You literally covered every single concern, every single comment I’ve had from other people about my child not being socialised, being weird or being deprived.”

Lucy, United Kingdom

“You offer more inspiration and encouragement then you’ll ever know, and it has had life-changing effects for us. You’re helping us feel brave enough to follow our hearts and live the life we always wanted to and for that we are forever grateful.”

Meaghan, Ireland


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You know the child. She’s the one who doesn’t fit neatly in the classroom box. The one we label a problem. The one we try to change. More