Unschooling Forum Guidelines

Welcome to the Unschooling subforum! MDC’s Unschooling subforum is one of support, respectful requests of information and sharing of ideas and experiences. To uphold this purpose, we will not host discussions of debate or criticism. Disagreements about unschooling should be set aside out of respect for the diversity and varying interpretations and beliefs that we hold as a community.

We will actively discourage an individual from solely posting for the purpose of disagreement, with no interest in practicing the belief or view in discussion, or who posts only to prove unschooling concepts to be wrong, misguided or not based on fact. Controversial subjects related to unschooling can be found elsewhere on the internet, and we invite you to seek out other sites for this purpose.

It is our goal for the Unschooling subforum to maintain a supportive and welcoming atmosphere for everyone. We will not host debate between homeschooling and unschooling. Please note this forum is not the place to bash others or different methodologies. Mothering supports all educational methodologies that meet the needs of the child and the family. Although it is understandable that comparison may be necessary at times in order to explain some facets of unschooling, the focus should be on unschooling rather than the problems or benefits of alternative methods.

Please note that the Unschooling subforum is an Education subforum. While we realize that unschooling can encompass many areas of daily living, we ask that members place topics that are not traditionally related to education in the appropriate forums. Ex: discipline questions would best fit in Gentle Discipline, parenting questions in Parenting, relationship or marital issues should go in Parents as Partners, meal discussions in Nutrition and Good Eating, etc.

Members are welcome to start unschooling support-only "tribe" threads in the other forums if they wish to discuss general topics beyond those specific to educational aspects of unschooling. Thank you for your help keeping the board organized and focused on unschooling.

Please take questions or concerns to the forum’s moderators for clarification rather than posting to the board. Please make sure your posts are in accordance with the MDC User Agreement. Thank you!