Why I Unschooled My Three Kids

Via momlogic.com. Another reaction to the GMA reports on unschooling.

Sandra: Unschooling is home schooling, but it’s not school at home. Not all home schoolers recreate school’s schedules, lessons and tests. Some families have book reports and other things that have to do with management of large groups. It’s as though they’ve brought the assembly line home for just one child, or a few children.

Some people home school because they think schools teach too much and aren’t controlling the kids well enough. Some people home school because they think schools teach too little and control too much. I don’t mind my kids learning things schools fear to teach, or having choices in their lives. Practicing on small things gave them knowledge and experience when they were old enough to practice on larger things.Some families home school to limit their children’s access and freedom. For us it’s the opposite. Read more…

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