"Joyce said: There's a humongous hole in the theory that advertising is corrupting. If it were, then radically unschooled children would show the effects far more than any other group of children.
From my understanding of unschooling, this…"
"Joyce said: People in the over busy land of too many choices can look with envy at simpler lifestyles. But I'd bet most of the people forced by circumstances to live those "simpler" lives would chuck it all for life being way easier.…"
"I am all for personal experience being a great or even the best teacher, but one thing I have learnt in life is that it is just not possible to learn everything by personal experience. There is way too many things to experience and learn. Why not…"
"I don't think the people of Bhutan saw TV as an evil scary boogieman. They probably saw it as something amazing - a gift. Witness the effect this gift had on them. It is me and others looking at the effect of TV on this culture that are…"
"Alan, the study is being used by Open University, which is a reputable university. They do say the article is written by journalists and designed to be emotive, but the Guardian is a quality British newspaper.
The information given in both courses…"
"Meredith said: If some traditional lifestyles do represent a kind of radical unschooling, how does that play out in the modern world?
An example of a traditional lifestyle that I have read about recently in two university courses was Bhutan. In a…"
"Sandra said: Unschooling IS about ongoing flexibility and discussion and choice.
That’s all I wanted to hear! Marvellous!!
Sandra said: "Excessive sacrifice" isn't necessary.
Great, that’s so good.
My only concerns…"
"Joyce said: If you're putting the concept of "avoiding what they don't like" into the same idea box as "keeping away what you don't want them to have" and labeling them both "not allow", the two different…"
"Joyce said: ...are they seeking out those kind of images themselves. Paying attention to what they're exploring on their own is one way of getting to know who they are as people and what interests them to support and expand on.
No to donkey…"
"Tammy said: Can I ask why you would feel the need to ask them if they wanted to see sex with animals ?
I wouldn't normally unless it came up naturally. Perhaps when they're older after looking at an encyclopaedia of sexual practices, such…"
"Joyce said: Do your kids want to see sex with donkeys?!?
The answer is yes. Here is a reply to that question, from my children today, especially the older one. I introduced it by saying sex is natural, and we touched on how people can do…"
Radical unschooling for me means natural family living. It is all about bonding effectively and healthily and lovingly with your children. It follows on from natural birth and attchment-style parenting.There is an emphasis on family harmony, otherwise win-win must be used. Control is to be avoided, but sometimes seems necessary. It is also learning everywhere all the time. It means being responsive to children's questions and non-verbal cues.It is about connection with children and partnering them rather than power over them and adversarial situations.
how long have you been unschooling or homeschooling?
first names of children
a little about me
I am a father of two beautiful boys who aspires to natural family living.
We have an online network like this one for home educating (all kinds) Edinburgh and beyond families. The network is set up as a private network and the policy for becoming a member is that you have met another member of the network.
I would be happy to meet up with you sometime if we can arrange something, and once you are on the network you can get into contact with the many families and groups that we have on the network.
Feel free to add me as a friend and send me a private message and we can work something out.
Also we have a website that you can find some info on.