Just had to post this link to an outstanding article on unschooling. I found myself nodding along in agreement as I read it.
Our experience has been similar to this man’s. Caleb and Molly both were quickly in step with what was going on in their public school classrooms. They are both extremely bright and I believe this is in part because they’ve had the freedom to explore their interests.
Will they always be in public school? I don’t know. They see the flaws of system and as I said when they were home educated, we’ll take it one school year at a time.
Now Daniel on the other hand. He has never been in school and I doubt that he will ever be in school. Which is fine with me. The drive and brilliance this kid has amazes anyone who spends time with him. I told you not that long ago that he received a job offer working for a radio station.
99% of the technical knowledge has come from Daniel’s own initiative. (With the help of many willing mentors and experts- God bless them all.)
Of course, not every kid is going to have the drive that Daniel has. But that’s the whole point…You and your child find out what makes them tick. And for some kids, it’s going to take more time than other. (This does NOT mean that you let your kid sit around on his butt all day and watch Sponge Bob Square Pants. I know you know that but I just had to say.)
Anyway. Check out the article.
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