#27 From The Netherlands to Bulgaria, from a house to a Mongolian yurt, from the schooling system to life education, with Susanne Kolff

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What would you do if your child told you they didn’t like school? What if they preferred to stay at home with you rather than go to the school ground?

Most of us, I reckon, would explain that this is just the way life is and that everyone has to go to school.

But not Susanne Kolff.

When her daughter began to struggle at school, it prompted a change in the way Susanne looked at life.

Taking the kids to school, going to work, rinse and repeat, day in and day out.

Susanne began to ask herself: What is this life? Who tells me we have to live this way? Why do we live like this?

Fast forward to today, Susanne, her husband and three young children now live a simple life in amongst a Bulgarian apple orchard, in a Mongolian yurt .

And what about school? Susanne and her husband are unschooling their children or as Susanne calls it ‘life education’ – informal education where her children are encouraged to learn from their life experiences.

This is Susanne Kolff’s untangling story.



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