I've been unschooling for under a year. I tell myself that I'm going to let go of my schooling mind and let my daughter learn when she's ready - and just enjoy life. It's all peaceful and THEN...I see another child who seems to know a lot more than my daughter whether it be math or countries around the world or science. It seems that in our society parents are trying to have their child know as much as possible because that will give him/her the edge to be a success - "Knowledge is Power."
If I just let my daughter learn as she lives, she's not going to have as much knowledge perhaps about the world than if she's had been given lots of info from doing cute projects/classes/etc. Even homeschoolers can be pretty creative and think of fun activities to help their child learn geography, etc. Sure, if she's an artist she doesn't need to know about how storms are formed but that'll help her in future conversations - she won't be the quiet one when the subject of meterology comes up.
My main reason for homeschooling isn't to stuff her head with knowledge but I still have fears. Can you help eliviate my fears? Thank you!