Some background info: my dd is only 7 months old, but I've been doing a lot of research into education options, partly because where and how she's schooled may affect where we live. Plus, in Hong Kong, where I'm from, people start prepping their kids by going to playgroups and such starting 6 months, and enter some sort of pre-school by 2.
We live in India right now, and I was ecstatic to learn that homeschooling is legal (it is not legal in Hong Kong). In my research about homeschooling, I stumbled upon unschooling. I've read some John Holt, Sandra Dodd's website, etc, and the principles of unschooling really resonates with me. I'm glad I found out about this so early-- I'm in serious need of deschooling.
I was always extremely anxious in school but was a good student. Of course, being a good student in Hong Kong means excellent memorization and test-taking skills, and I think of myself as not very creative or imaginative (although I remember I was when I was very young, loved to role play and act). My dh grew up in the country. He's also went to school, wasn't a particularly good student (troublemaker type), and now he's very relaxed and creative and is always making stuff. He is not particularly enthusiastic about the idea of homeschool, but is willing to go along for my sake.
So, right now we are planning to settle in a rural area in India over Hong Kong. There are not much 'educational resources' such as libraries, museums, etc available within close distance. The nearest big city is at least an hour away, and we hardly ever go. Nobody else homeschools, the idea is foreign to many, so there wouldn't be that kind of support. Most people here, in addition to school, send their kids to tuition centers after school.
Would we be able to unschool? I read a lot about providing resources to the kids, which I feel aren't available, but maybe I'm not thinking about this the right way. Also as I'm not creative, not musical, and generally don't have many skills, although lots of interests.... could I create a rich learning environment for my kid?
I would love to hear others' comments and experiences....