Radical unschooling to me means letting go of your fears, learning to trust yourself, and most especially your children. It means embracing your children for who they are now and for who they will become later in life. It means leading them in the direction they wish to go, helping when you need to, and backing off when you need to.
how long have you been unschooling or homeschooling?
I have been unschooling for 3 years, since my son was 15 months old. He turned 4 this year and I still feel like I'm learning as if I'm a first time unschooler. I feel I still have much to learn.
first names of children
a little about me
I have attended all 18 years of compulsory schooling. I set out for a career in fashion design, but the moment I gave birth to my son that all changed. I became incredibly dedicated as a parent where I began my research, starting out as an attachment parent. I explored the possibilities of what was beyond attachment parenting and came across unschooling. It was love at first sight. I never knew that it was even a possibility, to allow your child the freedom to choose what they wanted to do when, how, and where. They are allowed to take responsibility for their own lives. Although I've had my ups and downs with unschooling as a single parent, I still believe it is possible and I don't intend on giving up on that. I still do enjoy fashion design, but I look to it as a creative outlet instead of a full fledged career. I also enjoy music, good tv and movies when I get the chance, cooking, and going outside when I can