How much is "enough"?


Karen James, from a post on Always Learning in July 2014:
I believe, as unschooling parents, it is best to focus on providing the best possible environment we can for our children to ensure they learn and thrive with lots of room to discover and explore their own strengths, and plenty of uncoerced opportunities to develop in places that might present more challenges. In my opinion unschooling will work well for children of all abilities when the focus is on partnering with the whole child. Look at your child. Not at what you think about your child. Not about what others tell you about your child. Look at her whole self. Encourage others to see her this way too, if and when you can.
Am I doing enough?
I asked the same question a few years back. I got an excellent, but unexpected reply. I was told if I thought I wasn't doing enough, then to do more. Now, if our unschooling days start to feel a bit stale to me, I try to make them lively again by using what I know about my son to introduce something(s) fresh to our experience. Doing this has never lead me astray. It might take me in a completely different direction from what I had in mind, but, to me, that's a big part of the fun of this life.

Karen James *


For a deeper understanding of unschooling, Pam Larrichia's books and email series are wonderful)

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