Title says it all really. DS will be ten soon, DD is almost three. DS was in public school for a couple years, then we did unschooling for a couple, and he's been at Waldorf for about a year now. We were really not successful with unschooling our last go-round, mainly because I had a high-needs newborn and some other stressors in my life.
This time we came up with a plan - it's not fully unschool, but it leans that way. DS and I came up with a two page(!!) list of things he'd like to do or learn about today, it was wonderful. I learned things about him that I didn't know, and was reminded of why I first fell in love with the idea of unschooling in the first place.
My DH loves the ideas we came up with. Here were his words: 'we have to figure out how to teach him while we're learning'. I know that doesn't sound unschool-y. Basically I think we fall somewhere between homeschooling/unschooling, but I would never be the type to sit my kids at a table and teach them strictly from a curriculum or something like that.
My question is, for those of you who have experience with unschooling/Waldorf/really social kids, do you think it's possible to have a fulfilling unschooling experience, or do some kids just 'need' to be at school for social reasons?
And how do I go about being his 'teacher' while not setting us up for the power struggles that could entail? We are really trying to get across the point of being personally responsible and doing things that need done simply for the satisfaction of a job well done, but I feel as if DS could potentially become bored or regretful that he's not around his friends every day anymore and that could cause issues.
Anyway. I'm just rambling now.
Any ideas on easing back in to unschooling, or cautions not to, or whatever else you have to say are welcome!