could someone briefly explain "unschooling"?
|Originally posted by resigned
Does a parent put a child on a path to certain activities, like theater? How does a child become aware of a subject like theater or Roman history or whatever in the course of their learning?
|Originally posted by Dar
I'm a bit leery of the idea that unschooling is for young children and then formal schooling starts later
|Originally posted by bellee
I simply meant that parents, be them mainstream or not "unschool" their children for five years before kindergarden. For my family, I see a more routine day in the future as there [hopefully] will be many, many children and a schedualed day may keep Mama sane .
|Personally, I do consider my "preschool" age children to be unschooling, as it is a mindset and not something we are doing to them. Just as I consider myself, dh and my grown children to be "unschoolers." For us it is a lifestyle rather than simply a way of learning at a certian time in life.|