"My hubby and I disagree about many things, at least half as much as we agree on things. For an example on a random topic, we got into an argument about our son wearing shoes outside. I am of the opinion that it is natural and good for a person to…"
Radical to me, doesn't mean the same thing as the dictionary term. To me, it means doing something outside the norm of what is socially acceptable.
Unschooling is child lead learning, play based learning and life skills learning. The kids lead in what they want to learn, and learn everything naturally and in due time to fit their needs. Parents get to participate and help them learn by providing them with everything they need to learn about what they want to learn about.
So "radical unschooling" is really just doing what is natural, strange how that is so "radical" eh?
how long have you been unschooling or homeschooling?
I have not started with my son yet, but I would like to. Right now he is 6 and has been through preschool and kindergarten, both of which neither of us enjoyed very much. Nor did it help him socially or educationally very much.
first names of children
Let's just call my son "EJ" and he is 6 years old. We also have another on the way. =)
a little about me
I'm a young mom in seattle (25 yrs old), and I am really kind of disgusted with the educational system here in Seattle and surrounding cities. I went through it, and although it wasn't all bad, I feel there are more benefits from unschooling. My son isn't the usual learner, neither was I, and I would much rather help him learn naturally then force him through the traditional schooling system. Not to mention, I'd like to make sure he's REALLY learning and having fun.
I recently started an unschoolers page on facebook with a friend, we're calling it Seattle Play Learning And Teaching ("SPLAT"). Feel free to come find us and join the page =)