I just read this article about a Black family that unschools and I am tickled pink. I have been thinking about how free our schedule is now and how free it won’t be if/when the baby starts school. Perhaps this is our solution.
Unschooling is essentially a curiosity-led approach to learning devoid of testing and predefined curricula. It leaves the exploration and implementation of knowledge to children, instead of relying on the passing of information from adults and books, based on what is believed (by adults) to be necessary learning. This approach has been an invaluable resource for our family as we raise children, travel the world, and continue to turn our interests into income.
Obviously, we’re a long way off but I really like the idea of being able to help kids learn about things that are interesting to them at a pace that’s natural for them. This option looks good though.
Do you unschool? What do you think about unschooling?