” I highly recommend this course to anyone on the fence – it is the richest parenting course I’ve ever come across.”

“I feel like your course is the best thing I have done since becoming a parent. I absolutely loved it. It’s opened my mind and my heart to my girls in so many ways and allowed me to invest my time and heart into them, and not feel shame and doubt about wanting to give them my best or allowing them to see my worst. Thank you!”

“This course was all kinds of inspiring. Before the course when pondering all the different types of educational philosophies, and how to incorporate them into our lives, I felt so overwhelmed and confused as to what had meaning for our family. Eloise makes each focus for the week so easy to understand and makes everything so accessible. This whole process has been incredibly supportive and nurturing, being in a group of likeminded parents has been invaluable when implementing some of these approaches in our own life. Eloise was always on hand for advice and tailored support on any areas that were difficult to understand, or just to offer a lovely supportive comment as you worked through. I highly recommend this course to any parent, it has completely exceeded my expectations and I am so excited to use much of what we learned as my daughter grows.”

“Thank you for this course. The quality and the depth of the videos and guides were beyond my expectations, even though I’m already a fan of yours. You’re very generous with your time and it’s just a pleasure to see how committed you are to share your knowledge with us. You speak and write in a way that is clear, smart, straight to the point but never too simplistic. You always elevate the discussion and make me want to keep learning, keep thinking and mindfully enjoying every single aspect of this crazy wonderful adventure that is motherhood and parenthood.”

“Your beautiful childhood course was stunning. I took so much more from it than I expected to (having been fairly well researched) and having your insight was invaluable. Basically, if you’re doing it then I’m in.”

“I’ve really enjoyed the course. It’s been so informative and has taught me so much that I had no idea about until recently. It has given me so many ideas of things I can include in our daily lives, even as a family who isn’t homeschooling. I looked forward to the videos every week and the course handbooks are brilliantly put together and easy to digest. Thank you so much for opening up a whole new world of education possibilities!”

“I would like to say THANK YOU for this course. It gave me an overview of different alternative approaches to learning. I really appreciate the detailed guides you provide, other resources such as books or blogs you put at the end of each of them are so useful and let me go even deeper. And your videos? I feel inspired, I question myself, I get motivated and curious.  I can feel that behind all this is a lot of research done by you and your own experience. You don’t try to convince anybody that one approach is better than the other, instead you point out that each child is unique so we need to observe and propose him what we feel will help him grow.”

“A Beautiful Childhood has helped me in so many ways. The depth of your knowledge in this area is just incredible, and having you talk so passionately about each philosophy not only helped me further my understanding of each school of thought, (and in some cases introduced them to me full stop!) but it also reignited my enthusiasm for alternative education and gave me the confidence to continue on this path. I think what is unique about this course is the way you approach learning Eloise. I felt after completing this course all the pressure I previously felt to ‘be’ a label or comply to a set of rules, (ie Montessori/Waldorf etc) just dissipated, and I felt able to incorporate and enjoy aspects from each of the philosophies into our lives. This has been so helpful to me as I often find myself feeling really overwhelmed about what it is I’m actually trying to achieve (do we do fantasy, or don’t we? Can I make my child’s breakfast, or is that stifling independence? And so on!) but now I am happy to pick and choose all the bits that feel right for my family, and go with the flow a bit more! It’s hard when, like me, you don’t have a close group of like minded parents in your daily life to bounce ideas off, meaning you’re left with only Instagram squares to compare to. This group made alternative parenting REAL, and that for me was invaluable.”

“Thank you so much for this amazing course! I have truly enjoyed it, and well, still enjoying it as I keep revisiting the group for the videos and materials. I have grown a lot as a mother thanks to the course, and well, in general to YOU! Thank you for being so generous with sharing your knowledge and taking the time to be the soul of all conversations here and in your main group. I love whatever you do: we feel that you put all your heart into your blog, your facebook group and your courses, and that parenting is a social issue for you indeed (not just a product you sell). It also means a lot that you don’t only offer knowledge, but also a real village, a tribe to belong to. You connect likeminded mums, and in many cases it is worth so much more than the actual knowledge. Whenever you’re going to have a new course, I’m on board!”

“I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Before the course, I was only familiar with Waldorf and Montessori, but this course has been very inspiring and mind-opening. It made me realise how little I thought I knew and that there are still many creative possibilities I could go for regarding my son’s education. Especially the Unschooling topic, all the information provided and discussed are very thought provoking, which remind me of how unsatisfied I used to feel about school when I was a teenager. It also makes me think, this is exactly why I took this course, that as adult I’m still a natural learner and I strive to continue to learn everything that is in my interest, and that would also be how I wish my son to learn, to always have the passion and desire to dig deeply into his interests. Thank you again, Eloise!”

“I got so much out of this course! I knew a lot about most of the various philosophies, but for each one still discovered new aspects and inspiration, and found new ways to weave the philosophies more deeply together into our version of a beautiful family life. I think the content is fabulous, I am so glad I jumped in despite being on the fence and think it is such a beautiful and valuable product you have put together for us!”

“I’ve just finished the Reggio portion of the course (I was really excited to hear about this addition as it’s an area that I found a little hard to get a grasp on theory-wise) and I’m left feeling sad it’s all over! I bought your course on a bit of a whim as a Christmas present to myself and have been blown away at the depth and richness of what it has entailed. You are eye-wateringly (surely not a word but I want to say it anyway) well read and each week I’ve been so struck by the generosity and power of this course, especially in our current education and global climate. I dived into many parts of these theories, particularly when my son was younger, but never in such a cohesive and digested way, and I know I’ll look back on your beautiful guides for years to come!”

“I wanted to take a moment to thank you so much for all your amazing work, both in the Beautiful Childhood course just these past few weeks and more generally. I feel so sad at the thought that I might not have discovered the beautiful thought cloud you are creating had my friend not mentioned you. I would almost certainly be a slightly different parent. I love the sense of company I feel when watching your videos – it’s so nice to hear from someone so knowledgeable and so personable. Both valuable and fun!
Thank you so much once again.”

“Thank you Eloise so much for this course. I loved it and I learned so much during the last weeks! My schedule wouldn’t have allowed me the time to do my own research so this detailed summary was just what I needed!”

“This course has been an invaluable experience. I’ve learnt a ton and I feel very motivated and curious to keep learning and trying & applying new things at home. This workshop has helping me not only to learn more, but more so — to deeply & sincerely observe my son, to see what kind of set up and materials, would be the best for *him* to thrive, regardless how much *I* might love this or that philosophy. and honestly, this has been the most important lesson for me. He is still very young (21 months) but I’m just so excited for him and what’s coming! Thank you, for everything, Eloise! I miss the course already! Here’s to a beautiful, slow and fun childhood!”

“I have really enjoyed this course and have appreciated the detail in the guides and your approach to making these complex ideas assessable via the videos. It has helped me see the parts of each which resonate with me and my values.”

“We are loving the course so thank you very much for all the work! In fact we enjoyed it so much we signed up for the next Rhythm in the Home one too.”

“I would just like to say a massive thank you Eloise. My husband and I are working through everything together with a view to how we wish to homeschool in the future and learning what things we can implement now. It’s been so insightful, informative and on a personal level got my husband involved a lot more in homeschooling for us. Up to now it’s been me reading materials and telling him about philosophies. We have sat at nights watching your videos, reading through materials and doing our own tasks to work out our way through homeschooling.”

“So grateful for the thoughtfulness and love you put into A Beautiful Childhood. I’ve learned a lot, reflected , and confirmed some of my beliefs on children development. My son thanks you and I do too.”

“The course ‘A Beautiful Childhood’ is so beautifully written and reflects such knowledge, and passion, from Eloise. The course is delivered in a way that makes complex philosophies become understandable, and manageable, as Eloise empowers you to incorporate them into your own lifestyle. I was so honoured to feature in the Montessori section of the course and I feel privileged to have learnt about other theories, such as Waldorf, from this course. If you want to open your approach to raising children to incorporate a delicate mixture of a multitude of alternative philosophies, then this is definitely the course for you! Thank you for all the work you do, Eloise, and for enriching the lives of so many children who will ultimately form ‘A Beautiful Society’.”

“I loved this course: well thought-through, inspiring, going beyond the ‘here is the theory’ with practical tips, interviews and a nice online community which is very supportive. I wish I had done it earlier! Eloise, you have created something really inspiring and I would love to re do it!”

“I have loved the course! Still a bit to go through but I feel my mind has really been opened to lots of different philosophies. I really feel in safe hands with you knowing the research that goes into everything.”

“I very much enjoyed the course, it helped me a lot to finally understand where things that I’ve been instinctively doing are actually coming from and what major philosophy/ideology is the underlying core. I feel I need to work on letting my son “be free”/not intervening too much and I got some very useful background info regarding this specific matter.”