Wednesday, September 29, 2010
There's this issue with unschooling. Everybody expects BIG. Results I mean. "Okay so you're doing this different thing. Shouldn't you have something stunning to prove to me that it works? Convince me, other wise other why bother keeping your kid out of school?"
A whole world of self-determination, of the right to pursue one's interest, to live one's life now (not after graduation) eludes this type of thinking.
How unfair to demand that unschooled kids be exemplary of extreme achievement.
My unschooled 11 year old daughter often bursts out saying, "I love my life." Isn't that amazing as is? How many kids can say this? Most of her schooled friends lament that they wish their lives were other than they are.
Why isn't this enough?