The life framework

is a set of frame and guidelines providing a THINKING framework to plan children’s lives.

These are a collection of facts and opionions which are of course, subject to change if there’s a logical and rational arguement after discussions amongst various key stakeholders.

This can only act as an aid and advise on what should be done with children. And tries to make a childhood stakeholder (govt/parent/others) THINK on what should be done.

It is based on philosophical principles and scientific observations. And tries to match it with realities and probable solutions.

Do not take the “solutions” verbatim. Because that’s “schooling”.

The points covered in Life framework are as follows:

Intro – A brief history of humans

School history

Problem with schools

For the CHILD –

  • lack of autonomy
  • lack of exposure
  • lack of teamwork
  • lack fo research
  • lack of planning/management
  • Lot of time commute


  • Expensive affair
  • Commute

following subsevience


  • resources + exposure

resources – games/tools etc – not that important

exposure- interacting with others – when we are interacting we are either teaching or
what exposure really means?
just how a person watches good photos and photographer working,
something attracts, and we want to watch it and replicate, from kaansen to taansen, but tansen is important step
if someone is not a tansen it can be difficult to become tansen

out of sta

Embracing Failure





Lifeculum is not curriculum what to learn. But a certain set of guidelines and philosophies on how to design a life for your child after taking him out of schooling system.

What i have learnt is, that the most “alternative” schools can be very much “mainstream”. And many children who take schooling lessons are actually

What differentiates schooling from unschooling is freedom and autonomy. To treat children more like human rather than machines.

It is a flexible set of guidelines on how you can CURE your child of ill effects of unschooling and design your OWN life that is unique to your child and its needs.

While in our basics section we go into the current system in our lifeculum section we are providing with an alternative system for you to follow.

But bewarned. This system is NOT a use it as is, Spoon feeding approach. And if you are looking for something like that you can copy and replicate.

Look elsewhere! this is probably not for you.

Treat these are mere suggestions and guidelines. And use them at your own wit will and need and critical educated mind.

Set the ground right

how to embrace uncertainty as a parent

  • Made for jungle
  • binary moods
  • Certainty need parents
  • Rationalize your fears
  • how embrace uncertainty

Core Values to follow

  • Living Life not preparing for it

Understanding Schooling

  • Standardization


  1. Start from what’s available – interest in what’s around.
  2. Life learning through play
    • safe zone
    • experiment
    • promote failure
    • Reduce fear
  3. Time for relationships
  4. non standardization
  5. Fish in water
  6. Experiences not information
  7. Not memorizing but using information
  8. project based learning
  9. contextual based learning
  10. autonomy
  11. intra learning
  12. Focusing on environment
    1. exposure to new places
    2. vists and workshops
    3. internships
  13. Assessment methodology
    1. Assess what they know
    2. open ended
    3. project report
    4. presentation
    5. teamwork
  14. Teaching Methodologies
    1. gamify
    2. creating environment / exposure
    3. how to design an environment
  15. project based
  16. working in teams
  • Life skill development
  • communication skills

Section 1 – the context

  1. Understanding the brain –
    1. Left vs right – binary human theory
    2. Where learning happens
    3. Type of activities and which learns better through creative vs straight forward instruction
      1. Language
      2. Academic skills

  2. Learning
    1. observations – patterns
    2. environment
    3. team/intra work

  3. Understanding parent’s insecurities –
    1. Action antidote
    2. takes a village to raise a child.
  4. Age appropriate planning
  5. Principle of doing less
  6. Designing a routine with many things with marriage with one, flirting with others. And striking a balance.

Guidelines by age:

  • Age 1 to 5
  • 5 to 9
  • 9 to 13
  • 13 to 17
  • 17 and above

Conceptorials are workshops and learning paths

  • language learning
  • skill development
  • Money management
  • Share market