Hello Meredith, I do mention education allot, as it's everywhere, all the time. I speak of true education, without walls, without limits, and without censorship. Thanks for the info, and the helpful advice. I dont tend to worry much of the right place or wrong, as in my experience its the same thing,as we grow and learn from it. I know my mind, my family and my purpose, and I strive to accept other ways, as we are all here together on this journey, as people, parents and community. I find great peace in the growing numbers and acceptance of unschooling, as I started when parents where scorned by school districts and state for this very important choice. I look forward to discovering other like minded parents. Thanks
Hi Meredith, thank you for those links! I did mention taking charge of education. I didn't mean it literally.. where I will educate my children according to "standards". I just meant FREEDOM in education, whatever that may mean on any given day!! :) I am very new to homeschooling in general. My sister suggested this group/network of moms, and I'm just very excited to explore the world of RU!!!
I already "backed off" yesterday. You obviously didn't read the entire thread, because if you had, you would have seen where I was treated rudely, criticized, and judged. Also the man Raul was. He felt that way as well. Now there are two people who feel the same way about how someone treated them. ??? I do not allow people to treat me that way. I am a good person, who treats everyone with respect, I expect the same.
However, in florida you have to keep a portfolio to be audited and take annual standardized testing. Which causes alot of pressure. This seems to hinder the unschooling approach. In fact, I was told by the head admin. of the school board that they " arrest people like this and would have to aresst me too." If i chose to do " something illegal like that. " A.K.A; Uschooling
Thanks for the links! I have actually read a bunch of stuff from Sandra Dodd's website but the other site is new to me. I've been researching unschooling off and on for 5 years (thought we would be blessed with a child a lot sooner than we were) and I am just now beginning to put it all into practice. I've already been scanning through the forums and I can tell i've got a lot to learn still. Thanks again!!
I love our discussions.
If, I didn't like them and I was injured I would need to close off and protect my feelings.
Instead, I see it as two intelligent individuals having an exchange of information. We write what applies to us from where we have been in our lives.
I would rather grow from arguments with an enemy then sit in a camp where everyone dittos the same thing. Where is the growth?
Thanks for your input and suggestions about being new to social, topic specific websites, Meredith. I really needed to hear it and your delivery was gentle and understanding. I jumped in way too fast and ultimately added more negativity than help. I didn't want to respond on the thread directly anymore, but I have read your most recent comments in regard to a comment of mine, and I appreciate your wisdom and compassion. I have a lot to learn, clearly, in more ways than I thought, and it's voices like yours that will help me along the way.
hi meredith. i've been following a couple of threads where you happen to have posted a few replies. what you say is really encouraging to me. i feel like i'd like to follow you around for a few weeks and soak it all up!!!!!!
i often feel quite lacking confidence with RU and where we're at with it. also i feel confused and unsure oftentimes but things you say are clear and wise. thank you!
Hi Meredith! I am trying to get active on this site ever since Lavinia kindly reminded me that I am a member. We met at ARGH. I have a daughter who is a fairy. Remember? Is Mo on this site? Elise just joined and would love to keep up with her friends from ARGH. How is everyone?
Ooooh! I love this! You are so creative to think of this solution! I just went to your blog and I love you live somewhere so beautiful called dismal! lol! Love it! Sometimes I wonder if people gave the name so no one would take over their sacred spot...
So nice to connect.
smiles and joy