My children have taught me to rethink everything. As a first time mother emerging from a university setting, with every intention of returning quickly to work, I made a heart-based decision to give up everything I thought I knew about children, parenting and education and devote myself to creating a rich environment to support my child's, and later children's, freedom to be. Everything I know now about how to live and be in the world I have learned by watching my children take on their worlds. The 30 years that have passed since that momentous decision have been nothing short of remarkable and profoundly joyous. Barb Lundgren is the founder of the international conference on Rethinking Everything, now in its 16th year. Rethinking Everything passionately supports all ways of becoming and living authentically. This life altering conference hosts hundreds of children, teens, young adults, parents and grandparents each year in the Dallas area of Texas, USA in early September. Visit the website for ongoing details: www.rethinkingeverything.net. Follow her blog at rethinkingeverythingtheblog.com.