It doesn't have to be either or. My dd (who spent 4.5 years in public school) also had a hard time at first with unschooling. I just thought it wasn't working because she didn't know how to just "be" and needed me to constantly find things for her to do. Finally one day we decided to make a list together of all her favorite things to do. This included arts and crafts, readalouds, fun and educational websites, workbooks, nature walks, going to the library, CD Roms, etc. Most of these, she wanted to do together with me, which was fine. But eventually, she referred to the list on her own and was able to not be so "bored". We still do many things together, and I still offer plenty of suggestions and ideas, but the list thing worked very well.
|while she seems lost without someone telling her what to do. I'm wondering if it will click with her or if she will just work better with a schedule at home?|