Resources from Scott Noelle
You’ve come to the right place if you’re interested in learning about my work and the ways I’ve applied partnership principles to parenting, education, relationships, and more. The resources listed below were either created by me or are interviews of me (except where indicated otherwise).
Note: On some of the older videos and podcasts I used the term “PATH Parenting,” which stands for Partnership, Authenticity, Trust, and Heart. These days I use the more general term “Partnership Parenting.” Different label; same great principles...
Note: Some of the articles linked below are hosted on my other websites. You may need to use your browser’s “Back” button to return here.
- The Power of Partnership (2020)
- What Is “Unconditionality”? (2005)
- Ending the Blame Game (2015)
- Power Confusion and the “Spoiled Brat” (2015)
- Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents (2015)
- My Struggle With “Education” (2016)
- What Is “Self-Directed Education”? (2016)
- Transforming Anger (2006)
- Strange Bedfellows (2015)
More Parenting Articles
- Competition vs. Creativity (2005)
- Spoiled Rotten? Spoiled Ripe! (2005)
- Paradoxy for Parents (2004)
- Where’s My Center? (2004)
- The 5-Minute Solution (2002)
- The Healing Gap (2002)
- A Change of Heart (2004)
Collections of Writings
- The Daily Groove (Blog)
- Glossary of Partnership Terminology (enjoyparenting.com)
- Harmony Cafe (articles)
- Interviewed by Home Education Magazine (2008)
- Reprinted in Pathways Magazine (beautiful graphic design!)
- Translated into German
My YouTube channel is organized into several playlists:
- Scott Noelle Interviews
Mostly about partnership parenting and unschooling (self-directed education).
- The More Beautiful World Book Discussion
A series of dialogues with my friend Jeremy Stuart about Charles’ Eisenstein’s inspired work, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible.
- Original Play, with O. Fred Donaldson
Fred’s work is profound and transformative, and I highly recommend his book, Playing by Heart.
- Dan Seigel on Mindful Parenting
Seigel explains the connection between emotional states and brain functions, offering simple techniques to stay present and help children or teens become more emotionally resilient.
- Introduction to Polyvagal Theory
Featuring Stephen Porges, Seth Porges, Deb Dana, and Irene Lyon.
- Charles Eisenstein
He’s a philosopher whose life’s work is similar to mine in its purpose: Encouraging humanity’s shift from a “Story of Separation” to a new (and ancient) “Story of Interbeing.”
- Peter Gray on Natural Learning
Professor Peter Gray is a leading researcher and advocate for children’s natural learning through free play and other self-directed activities. I recommend his book, Free to Learn.
- Rupert Sheldrake
A creative, inspired, non-dogmatic scientist.
- Misc. Videos for Conscious Parents
- Intro to Self-Directed Education
- More Playlists...
Harmony Cafe Videos
- Pathways to Family Wellness (2018)
“Parenting Power Struggles.” Brendan Riordan, DC, interviews me about how to understand and unravel power confusion in parenting contexts.
- Living Joyfully (2017)
Pam Larrichia, one of the unschooling movement’s most beloved advocates, interviewed me about partnership parenting, the continuum concept, unschooling, self-directed education, and more.
- The Homeschooling and Liberty Podcast (2017)
Libertarians are often attracted to unschooling and partnership parenting as an expression of values like non-aggression and personal sovereignty.
- Solo Parent Life (2017)
“Building Partnerships with Your Children.” This podcaster was focused on single parenting, but our discussion didn’t go there much as we explored general parenting issues.
- My good friend Rebecca Thompson Hitt interviewed me about The Continuum Concept and creating community, and posted it in three episodes, 20 or 30 minutes each.
- Unity Family Matters (2011)
I was interviewed by Revs. Jennifer & Ogun Holder about parenting from a New Thought spiritual perspective. (Interview begins at 23:25)
- Attachment Parenting International (2009)
“The Joy of Partnership: Parenting that Works for Everyone.” I was interviewed by API Co-Founder Lysa Parker and former NBC anchor Lu Hanessian.
You Are Here.
Co-created with my partner, Beth Noelle, Harmony Cafe is our virtual venue for those who want to develop advanced partnership skills for creating more harmonious families, communities, and businesses.
For more than a decade, beginning in 2006, thousands of parents subscribed to my Daily Groove mailing list and received up to five emails a week, each containing a brief message to encourage daily practices and effect a gradual shift into a partnership mindset. Most of these “grooves” are available to read in the Daily Groove archives, and more than 200 are included in The Daily Groove book.
In 1997 — the year I became a dad — Jean Liedloff’s book The Continuum Concept altered the trajectory of my life, providing a map of human nature to guide us through parenthood. Shortly thereafter I partnered with Jean to bring her message to the (then new) World Wide Web. She died in 2011 at the age of 84, leaving me in stewardship of her works, for which I am deeply honored.
This site was the first home of The Daily Groove blog, as well as a number of online group coaching programs for leading-edge parents. The site is no longer active, but it’s still accessible, and I still agree with the message on the home page. What do you think?
(It works with or without the hyphen.) This site is currently published as a single page summary of resources for anyone interested in cosleeping — also known as bedsharing with babies and younger children — a natural nurturing practice that is the norm in traditional cultures and the preferred sleeping arrangement of babies everywhere.
Another single-page site, this one provides a concise introduction to SDE and unschooling for anyone who is new to the concept of trusting children to direct their own education — supporting their natural self-educative process rather than imposing an arbitrary curriculum.
This is my partner’s website. Beth is a professional singer, voice teacher, accompanist, dance instructor, choreographer, and Musical Theater performer/director. She has an innovative approach to singing and self-expression called “PATH of Authentic Voice.” She is also the creator of Movo:Dance, an hour-long movement ritual that celebrates the power and pleasure of embodied living.