Podcast Episode #6 – Creating a Village

Continuum Concept and Community

Finding and creating community where you are means that you need to find other people who hold some similar values. I remember wanting to find others who answered all the questions the same way I did- vaccination, circumcision, co-sleeping, gentle discipline, extended breastfeeding, healthy whole foods, working outside the home, etc.

But the reality was that I didn’t find people who had all the same answers. And if I had limited myself to people with all the same answers, I would have missed out on some amazing friendships!

For me, I discovered that I was more interested in finding others who were at least asking the questions. Their families weren’t just like mine and their answers weren’t always going to be the same as mine. But were they asking the questions at all?

In this second conversation with Scott Noelle, we explore the values that Scott has used to define his search for community without staying in “zealot-hood” or giving up the values that felt the most important to him. He shares about balance between online and in-person communities and how they can truly complement one another.

What about you?

What do you seek in your friends who make up your community?

And where have you found other “weird” people? Other non-conformists? Do tell!



Resources from this episode:

The Continuum Concept

The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff

The Continuum Concept Website

Check out Scott’s latest project supporting Self-Directed Education!

The Daily Groove


Rebecca Thompson Hitt

Rebecca is the founder of The Consciously Parenting Project, LLC, and author of 3 books (Consciously Parenting: What it really Takes to Raise Emotionally Healthy Families, Creating Connection: Essential Tools for Growing Families through Conception, Birth and Beyond, and Nurturing Connection: What Parents Need to Know about Emotional Expression and Bonding), numerous classes and recordings, and the former co-host of a radio show, True North Parents.

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