Square One: Unschooling teaches you more than anything else. With public, private, or even homeschooling everything is structured, NOTHING is structured with unschooling. You get to choose what you want to learn and how. When you force something on someone, they don't learn as much as when they get to choose. It is "Interest Led Learning, the BEST learning there is. Square two says: Through unschooling I have a better relationship with my family, friends, and online friends. We can talk about a wide range of subjects and I don't feel like because I am a child I can't participate in conversation with mom, dad, or anyone else. Men, women, and children are equals! No one is better or less important than the other. Square three says: Unschooling gives me freedom to choose! I can make my own decisions and my parents trust me to have good judgment. They are preparing me for the real world of making my own choices based on how it effects me and people around me. There is no pressure to do anything. They give me choices instead of "do this" or "do that". It makes me feel like a respected, equal individual instead of a disrespected child with no say. Square four says: Unschooling teaches me how to be my own person. Unschooing teaches me to follow my heart and not worry about what others think. I can do anything without the fear of judgment. It makes you feel good inside, and when you feel good inside it shows on the outside!
Published on Apr 29, 2013