Online Course: Raising Free Children

In this online course we will look at a topic which lies at the heart of every human life: childhood development and how it determines the future. We invite parents, caretakers, educators and whoever is interested in creating consciousness around the issue of raising children to participate.

Working with the decades of research and experience that have been gathered in our community, we are excited to share our lived examples and our open questions.

Our trailer gives you a taster of the course:




Sliding scale from €50–€300

Why are we using a sliding scale?

The course is designed for individual participation. We ask couples and groups to register separately and we offer them a 25% discount  – please write to us at (at) for a reduction code before booking.

To enquire about further reductions, especially Portuguese nationals and people from the Global South, please fill out our application form and wait for our reply.

Time Commitment

Please read the event description for detailed information.

Program Details

We offer 4 units of study:

  • Unit 1: Diving into the cosmic and political dimension of raising children – natural birth, preparation for parenthood and the conditions that allow trust to unfold.
  • Unit 2: Exploring the tension between freedom and giving orientation – how to support creative potential with natural ways of learning for child development.
  • Unit 3: Looking into adolescence – how to protect the open heart during this tender time and tools for engaging with conflict.
  • Unit 4: Discovering the landscape beyond the nuclear family – why does it need a village to raise a child, and what can we learn from children about love free from fear?

The course includes texts, images and short videos of more than 25 speakers from the Tamera community and elsewhere. It also includes 4 recorded webinars of Q&A with Tamera’s experts. There will not be live video calls.


We offer all students of our online courses an access to a monthly webinar, allowing contact with Tamera’s community members. This will be dedicated to questions and answers regarding the content of the courses, and as well a space for exchange with other students.
The webinars will take place on:
May 30, Thursday, 17:00-18:30 (Portugal time)
June 27, Thursday, 17:00-18:30 (Portugal time)
July 25, Thursday, 17:00-18:30 (Portugal time)


Time Commitment

You can distribute your study time as you want. We recommend at least 6 hours a week for 3 weeks to take part in the course in an active way at a good pace. The minimum amount of time you’ll need to go through the course content without interacting and contributing is around 8 hours.