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View Diary: My Experience With Unschooling (Abbreviated) (66 comments)

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  •  Thanks so much for sharing! (5+ / 0-)

    I am the Mom of two unschoolers and it is very encouraging to read about your adventures.

    My children are taking very different paths -- one working, one in a charter school headed to college -- and we'll see where those choices lead. Like you, each one is doing what seems right to them. It's inspiring to see young people make such thoughtful decisions, not just following someone else's plan.

    Best of luck to you with your books. It sounds like you will be able to handle whatever that path brings you! :)

    •  Great to hear about your kids (1+ / 0-)
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      It's encouraging to me to hear that your kids are unschooling, just like I did. It can be easy to forget that I'm not alone in this. Although, I do admit I get a kick out of the stupefied stares people give me when I tell them I 'dropped out of high school' (my parents opened their own 'school' so I wouldn't be a truant, but... no official degree or anything). I used to be embarrassed, but now I sort of own it, and like to be provocative.

    •  Mine were on very divergent paths (0+ / 0-)

      And in some ways they still are, but both have recently decided they want to go to college. One wants to major in robotics and the other wants to go to film school for animation and graphic design.

      It's been fascinating to watch them grow into the people they are becoming, all of their own volition. it's so hard to trust your own decision making when you first choose the unschooling path, but boy, when it all starts to come together, it's amazing!

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