"I have to agree wholeheartedly with this.
I was raised Catholic and spent 12 years in Catholic Schools. To this day I resent how brainwashed I was, how I was presented with a very limited and specific set of information and never encouraged or…"
"Is there a priest that you are friends with? My parents became good friends with one of the priest's from their parish when they were first married. They felt my brother was ready for 1st Communion when he was 5, so we had a private little…"
"I don't think it IS a whole different story.
Rigidly conforming to religious beliefs handed down over the years, based on fear and limited understanding of the rest of the world outside the religion, goes hand-in-hand with rigid thinking about…"
"Thanks everyone for the replies! We have decided to let them choose just exactly what they want to do and not put any pressure on them about it. I told them they could always be confirmed later on as an adult if they feel that desire later on.…"
"Great points, Metedith. As always. :D I was raised in a really rigid fundamist church which expected everyone to be baptized. When I hit twelve years old, the pressure was on. I wound up getting baptized because my twin sister was. :/ not exactly…"
"There's a difference between attending a bunch of dull classes with people they dislike and making a decision about their religion - and it might help to separate those two ideas. Are they interested in being confirmed? If they'd like to…"
"We are "emergent" Christians, so I can relate. We don't have confirmation, so that is different for us, but my kids are free to hang out with us, go to children's church, or even not go. ( so far, they have many great friends,…"
I am still trying to figure that out! I guess having my children feel free to live life as they see fit and us helping them when they ask for it.
how long have you been unschooling or homeschooling?
Still learning about unschooling but have some experience in homeschooling the traditional way!
first names of children
Andrew (14), Ashlynn(14), Austin(14), Abbie(13), Emily(11), Evan(7) and Cameron(5).
a little about me
We are a dairy farming family in southern Minnesota, I am new to unschooling,although we have did traditional school at home stuff(with a curriculum). It isnt much fun and I feel most days like we are failing miserably!