(Sorry for the crappy subject - should have said something like "Is your unschooler challenged?", would have made more sense!!)
Does your unschooler have things in their life that challenges them? In a good way, I mean - like skills or interests that they are excited about where they are working towards something or trying to achieve something? If not, do you think they should?
I would say my almost 10yo doesn't. The few things that could almost count he is mostly just doing the minimum these days to get by. I see kids in school have too many challenges in some ways imposed on them, but the nature of unschooling seems to be the complete opposite and that unless the kid chooses to be challenged by something, they aren't. I guess I'm wondering, is this a bad thing?
Just to say, I'm all for self directed learning and motivation and direction, but the absence of that... is that bad? Or will it come with age?
Edited by chocolove - 12/14/13 at 6:53am