ATTACHMENT PARENTING & HOMESCHOOLING by Kerry McDonald, M.Ed.
nurtured, and stimulated, and properly guided, that the parents burn out, feeling like they are not enough for their pre-school or school-age child anymore. Perhaps they have a younger child at home whose intense baby needs leave them feeling incapable of properly educating their older child, or perhaps they just feel that their child needs more stimulation, more resources, or more But sometimes, it seems, families fo- guidance than they can provide. cused on Attachment Parenting have trouble making the leap into To these parents I say: your children homeschooling/unschooling. I see it need less not more. all the time: parents so focused on providing the â€œrightâ€? environment for As children grow, they need less their children, so focused on mak- structure, less guidance, less parening sure their children are constantly tal involvement. What they need Many families, mine included, stumbled into homeschooling/unschooling as a result of Attachment Parenting. Valuing the close family bonds and natural development that Attachment Parenting fosters from infancy to toddlerhood, these parents often seek a more natural, childled learning environment for their school-age children.
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