"Thank you for your fresh perspective on unschooling. I continually find advice on how to unschool that is rooted in philosophy from a time before the world as we know it. Your perspective on this and other topics I have read has brought unschooling…"
"-=-If the world of food and technology was as dangerous as studies say, then unschooled kids who have unrestricted access to it would show the most profound effects. But they don't. They're happy. They're healthy. They're lively.…"
"Sometimes it seems the world (mayhap the US society alone?) is set up with independence and dependence as nemeses! One must be all one or the other, certainly not a balance of both, with nothing in between.
Unschooling has shown me a big open grey…"
"*** you claim such expertise in raising an idependent child and yet at the full grown age of 18 you still need to put your life on hold to pick her up from work. ***
Interesting! As I was typing my last line I pictured him ripping into it ;-)
"-=-One last simple observation, you claim such expertise in raising an idependent child and yet at the full grown age of 18 you still need to put your life on hold to pick her up from work. I think the answer to your success is in your own…"
"That sounds like the rest of us have our heads in the sand and are looking at the philosophy rather than our kids.
To put it best I would use your own quote...
A common misunderstanding of discussion boards is assuming posts are a dialog between…"
"-=- It's important that the people who are doing the uncomfortable work to change for their kids be supported and important that the people who are creeping along at a pace that doesn't upset them not interfere.-=-
Though it's not a…"
"*** V5- Thank you for your fresh perspective on unschooling. ***
I know this will get read as mean :-/ but the questions someone should as are: "How long has someone been radically unschooling? How old are their kids? If adults, what are their…"
"V5- Thank you for your fresh perspective on unschooling. I continually find advice on how to unschool that is rooted in philosophy from a time before the world as we know it. Your perspective on this and other topics I have read has brought…"
"*** Rules....? Are they written down anywhere because that would help me. ***
Unwritten rules ;-)
The foundation of unschooling is that we don't need told how something works to use it. And by using it we figure out how better to use it. We…"
"Imagine this written by my partner...
I think we need to consider coaxing her out, however (from baking). It's simply my opinion, though backed by increasing studies, that creating baked goods is addictive and not so good addictive either. I…"
"I think if we gently coax them into "hey, lets have a picnic" (or whatever works) will make great strides. We are after all their sole support and benevolent creator. They do still look up to us. We just have to be smart about it.
"Its somewhat startling to come to unschooling discussions at first and see what "everyone knows" being disputed. Its unsettling. It unsettled the heck out of me at first!
Oh, me too! I remember sitting and reading on the old unschooling…"
"I think we need to consider coaxing them out however. (from games) It's simply my opinion (thought backed by increasing studies) that gaming is addictive and not so good addictive either).
If you're concerned about addiction, it would be…"
"-=-First, every single study is done on conventionally parented schooled kids (because that's the pool studies draw from).-=-
And those studies are done in support of school. When they are "studying" children's responses and…"
For me it means trusting my child to learn the things that he needs to learn without coercion, rewards or punishment. It is about him allowing the freedom to follow his passions.
how long have you been unschooling or homeschooling?
I think I have been moving towards it gradually since my son was born, but I have become more passionate about it the more I have found out about it.
first names of children
Eli aged almost 4
a little about me
I live n Sheffield with my husband and son. I am an artist- who never seems to do any art these days. I am a creative type and I make clothes, cook and generally enjoy creating things. My newest hobby is running.