Sign up to receive tips about gentle parenting, natural homeschooling, and simple living.


Teens with Blake Boles


Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify

This is episode 48 and today I’m here with Blake Boles talking about teens.

Blake Boles is a writer, speaker, and adventurer. He’s the founder of Unschool Adventures and the author of Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?The Art of Self-Directed LearningBetter Than College, and College Without High School. He hosts the Off-Trail Learning podcast and has delivered over 75 presentations for education conferences, alternative schools, and parent groups. 

Adventure of the Week

We share our bike ride through farmland and how we are choosing to mindfully socialize with friends. 

Our Little Obsession

Disclosure: When I recommend a product that I believe will add value for you, it may contain an affiliate link. When you click the link to make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Greenlight kid’s debit card


Self-Directed Learning: We talk about how we can best support teens in their self-directed learning.

Video Games: We discuss what teens are getting out of gaming.

Connection: We go over what teens need in terms of connection with their peer community.

College Misconceptions: He explains what he means when he refers to college as our modern secular religion.

College Path: We cover if college is on the table for unschoolers and what the admission process or transition into college might look like.

Experience: We share some experiences outside of college that teens can launch through.

Dive Deeper

Unschool Adventures

Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?

The Art of Self-Directed Learning

Better Than College

College Without High School

Off-Trail Learning Podcast

Reality is Broken

Lost Connections

The Nurture Assumption

Hold On to Your Kids 

The Conscious Parent

Support the Show
  1. Leave a review on iTunes: your kind feedback tells iTunes that this is a show worth sharing.
  2. Share an episode on social media: be sure to tag me so I can share it ( on instagram).
  3. Join the Village: Support the show while enjoying live monthly group coaching and ongoing community discussion and support (think of it like the bonfire on the beach of our virtual village).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check it out

Gather around a virtual campfire to share meaningful conversations with inspiring and insightful friends around Gentle Parenting, Natural Homeschooling, and Simple Living.

Sage Family Podcast

Tune in

binge them all

Favorites from the Podcast

I work from an island in the Pacific Northwest, where I live wild and free in connection with my hilarious husband and three growing sailors in our fixer upper on the beach. I authentically live this healing work out loud raising my own neurodivergent family (inner child included) and draw on my decades of education and experience (I've done all the nerdy work so you don't have to) to guide a revolution of overwhelmed parents just like you to feeling at peace within yourself, consciously connected with your children, embraced by a supportive community, and enjoying a values-aligned life you love.

Gentle parenting, natural homeschooling, & simple living mentor

I'm Rachel Rainbolt

Hi friend,

Read my story →

get the secrets

Opt in and learn 12 proven secrets to keep calm and connected.

Tired of losing your sh*t?

It's free!