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Amy Childs

Happiness Consultant

Our Children, Ourselves

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January 8th, 2016 | Category: blog, calls, events, groups, parenting, unschooling, unschooling | Comments are closed

January Intros

Throughout the year I’ll be hosting several “Introduction to Unschooling” discussions around the Philadelphia area – and maybe beyond!

We have four sessions scheduled in Philly in January:

Wooden Shoe (704 South Street) on Jan 16 at 3pm Wooden Shoe (704 South Street) on Jan 14 at 6:30pm Cloth (1605 E Passyunk Ave) on Jan […]

july 24, 2015


That’s right, today is the international holiday for unschoolers that everyone can celebrate. Cupcakes anyone? The holiday is called “Learn Nothing Day.” Unschoolers spend the day trying not to learn anything – and usually everyone fails. Often before they finish breakfast.

The founder of Learn Nothing Day, Sandra Dodd, writes about […]

dec 15, 2014

Look Ma, our family was featured in the latest Open Connections Magazine! (Click here to read the whole issue.)

(But that last sentence is redundant… I should have said “always be so grateful.” Please forgive me.)

Amy Childs | Happiness Consultant


may 5, 2011

Rather than following the Q&A format in this month’s parenting newsletter, I sent out a copy of the handout I created for a talk I gave to a group from the Holistic Moms Network.

It was such a sweet thing to be in a room full of moms, some dads, and lots of lots of […]

mar 1, 2011

I sent this out today:


Hello friends,

I am writing to those of you who asked to be reminded about my monthly parenting call (or who signed up for “everything”) to let you know that my conference call will NOT be happening this month. The conference line we were using has been […]

march 8, 2010

The scenario goes something like this:

A client calls to talk about a phone call she received from her child’s teacher about her child’s {fill in the blank: bad grades, poor behavior, disinterest in subject matter, etc.}. The teacher asked the parents to come in for a special meeting, and now the mom’s stomach hurts […]