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Homeschool Unrefined

Nov 8, 2021

This is the third episode in our "How We Homeschool" series. We're talking with different homeschool parents all season to hear about their philosophies, insights, and experiences. 


Iris Chen is our guest this week, and we couldn’t be more excited! You might be familiar with Iris’s work on Instagram account @untigering and her book Untigering (which we LOVED). We talk with Iris about healing and shifting away from authoritarian parenting toward more collaborative, peaceful parenting and how that impacts her parenting ideology and practices. Iris shares about unschooling, finding community, and the routines that are working for her and her kids.

Find Iris on Instagram, Facebook, on her website, and order her book Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent here.


This episode is sponsored by Elephants and Algebra. Elephants and Algebra offers one-on-one K-12 math tutoring that meets your child where they are.


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More About Homeschool Unrefined

We are an inclusive and nonsectarian podcast. We believe Black Lives Matter, and we are LGBTQ+ affirming (for more, read our piece on Romper). We are listener supported and are donating 10% of all Patreon income and product sales to The Conscious Kid, a Black and Brown-led organization that has been instrumental in our own evolution and in leading the way in both ideological and tangible change with their work in “parenting and education through a critical race lens." Read our full ABAR Statement here and on Instagram.


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