Originally Posted by Leonor
My mistake was to call unschooling a cult. People get really offended with this term because they pick on the strict definition and not the modern one. A movement is seens as a much more noble word.
A method, perhaps?
Yes, calling unschooling a cult was a mistake. How were we to know that you had your own definition for the word "cult"? Again. we made the "mistake" of assuming we were all using words as defined by the dictionary, rather than as defined by Leonor...
You persist in maintaining that you are the only one here who knows what unschooling really is, and those of us who are actually doing it, and have been doing it for years, are ignorant as to what it's about. Does that make sense to you?
It's like coming to a breastfeeding board and saying, "I don't breastfeed because I think it's wrong for a woman to have to pull up her shirt every time her 6 year old demands to nurse, no matter when or where." And you're ignoring all of the people who are saying "Breastfeeding doesn't mean this" and "I don't know of any breastfeeding moms who do this" and the like.
|You sure you never corrected her when she said a word wrong? You never said "it's not 'builded', it's 'built'".
I never did. I think it would be rude, in the first place, and it wouldn't help the child's speech development anyway. Over generalizing like this (for past tense, use "ed") is a normal stage in speech development, and correcting the child won't speed the development process at all. Mistakes like this show that the child is internalizing the rules of spoken English, and he'll figure out the exceptions next, by listening to the speech of people around him. That's the kind of "help" he needs. Drawing his attention to the error may make him self-conscious, and will not help with a process that's happening without his conscious knowledge anyway.