Topic: Unschooling
View Single Post
June 24th, 2012, 04:18 PM
jhmomofmany's Avatar
jhmomofmany jhmomofmany is offline
Look! A Dancing Banana!
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 14,312
Send a message via Yahoo to jhmomofmany
Hi, we are unschoolers in that we do not have the children follow formal lessons of any kind on a regular basis. Every once in a while I get panicky about a certain subject (Math, almost always) and we do "book work" for a couple of weeks. But, then we get back to real life and I let it go again for a while. About the only thing I've ever used consistently is "teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons" for whichever child is ready to learn. Well... I say I've used that "consistently" but not one single child has ever finished the book... we just use it until they are able to read on their own.

It has its drawbacks, for sure. Sometimes I imagine my house thirty years from now, full of adult children who can not get "real" jobs. I do not know anybody IRL who has raised their children this way, yet it seems right for us. The lack of support and information out there is almost scary, though. Whenever you read about people "doing the unschooling thing" they usually have only younger kids.
~Jennifer, wife of one, mother of many

Robert: 19 Raechel: 18 Daniel: 15 Joseph: 13 Thomas: 10 Mary Mae: 7 Lucy Marie: 4 and John Anthony, 18 months!!

Always Missing our Angels: Hope (7-8-06 @36w); Francis (7-4-12 @12w); Charlie (1-19-15 @ 6w)

I've lost 60 pounds, and I'm stronger than ever! No gimmicks, no BS, just exercise, nutrition, and support from the awesome Fitness and Weight Loss board here at JM!! Click the blinkie to join us!

Reply With Quote