Unschooling what it is and Isn’t

Unschooling isn’t so much a method, as it is a way of looking at learning. It’s seeing the learning in everything…yes, everything. It’s more than just dropping the curriculum, although that’s an excellent place to start. It’s changing the way you view learning and education.

It isn’t leaving your children to find their own way. It isn’t brushing them off and doing your own thing while they’re off on their own trying to make sense of the world.

Unschooling is being a present and mindful parent. It’s spending time with your children, being involved in their world and inviting them into yours.

Unschooling my children is enabling me to see that learning is everywhere. The more they are out of school, the more I see the curiosity and spark in their eyes.

Unschooling my children is enabling me to see that learning is fun and enjoyable. Learning is not filling in a bubble on a test. Learning is not being told to memorize a bunch of facts that they could very easily find, in a matter of minutes, on line or in a book.

Unschooling my children is enabling me to see that their interests and passions are valid and important.

Unschooling my children is enabling me to see them…for all they are and all they can become.

Unschooling my children is enabling me to see that life really is for living and exploring and singing and creating and discovering and trying and doing and being.