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Poll Results: How is your kid and how is your unschooling

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 15% (12)
    My kid hates being taught and we're about as pure unschoolers as possible.
  • 14% (11)
    My kid hates being taught and we are unschool-lite
  • 20% (16)
    My kid doesn't mind being taught and we're about as pure unschoolers as possible.
  • 32% (25)
    My kid doesn't mind being taught and we are unschool-lite
  • 17% (14)
    I can't pick another choice, but like seeing poll results.
78 Total Votes  
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by greenthumb3 View Post
That's what I aim for with my kids; an openness to listen to another person's way of doing something, try something out or give it a thought but to know they can opt out if they really aren't into it. At the same time, I want my child to still be able to follow their inner rhythm and drive and not rely entirely on someone or something else to fill their days for them. It seems to be working for us and the kids we have!
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This is us. I had imagined ourselves being much more unschooly, but it never occurs to my kids to do anything other than play Legos, Wii, Star Wars guys, or draw. So I say, "Hey, want to sit down and do some math?" and they say, "Yeah!" I never make them do anything, but I do a lot of suggesting and they're almost always enthusiastic. The only time I come close to requiring something is if it's necessary for a HS group activity. They love attending our HS group meetings, and sometimes I'll have to say, "Listen, if you don't look at this book with me and draw/write something in response, we can't go to book club. Remember how much you love going to book club?" I think that's more just reminding them of the big picture, because I know they'd be sad if they missed a book club, and little kids are very much in the present.
post #22 of 23

My Dd is more open to so called "formal" or obvious "teaching" than my son. He generally prefers to wing it, lol. We are radical unschoolers. They were both in total control of their own learning.

post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by Greenmama2 View Post

Hmmm, my child hates being taught but loves workbooks etc. We're on the radical end of the spectrum.


This is us as well!!! 

 

 

Can't say for Ds2 yet though as he is only 7 months old! lol 

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