|Do good things for good reasons.|
photo by Sandra Dodd
|"Unfortunately we learned in school that learning is locked up in books and reading is the only way to get to it. It's not. It's free. We're surrounded by it. We just need to relearn how to recognize it in its wild state." |
|"Learning happens all the time. The brain never stops working and it is not possible to divide time up into 'learning periods' versus 'non-learning periods.' Everything that goes on around a person, everything they hear, see, touch, smell, and taste, results in learning of some kind."|
|"Unschooling means parents who are connected, responsive, supportive, empowering, and environment-enriching. Unschooled kids don't feel responsible for their learning. They know they can learn whatever they want whenever they want. They're empowered rather than burdened."|
|You don't need to know your child's strengths and passions. It doesn't matter. Sounds goofy, but it's true.|
What you should look for is helping her right in the moment.
|"Studies are now popping up suggesting laughter makes our brains work better, reduces stress and helps sick people get well...|
"I don't think humor will guarantee my kid will have a better life, but I know it won't hurt him. If all it does is leave him with happy memories of his childhood and parents, I'll count it among our most useful tools."
|My children have never asked, "Do we have to learn this?" They don't have to learn anything. So everything is equally fun for them. The joy of unexpected discovery is the substance of a typical unschooling day.|
|Deschooling is like changing gears.|
Go slowly. Go deliberately.
Don't goof around. Don't stall.
How can both be true?
The clutch and the gas.
|Someone had written that she had the urge to tell her daughters to do something more productive than playing My Little Ponies. Others reminded her of the importance of play, and of bonding.|
"Production" is for factories. Your children are learning and growing. There is nothing they need to "produce."
|"Learning is often incidental. This means that we learn while engaged in activities that we enjoy for their own sakes and the learning happens as a sort of 'side benefit'."|
|O le aso e leai se mea afia|
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