Sometimes unschoolers write about giving their children "free reign." There are two problems with that. It's not a good idea, and using the wrong phrase means they don't understand the meaning of what they're trying to say.
Instead of making that point every time, I figured I would make a page so I could leave a link, in future. I've probably explained it half a dozen times. (If I find the older ones I might bring them, too).
March 2015:"Free reign" is not correct. "Free rein" is the phrase. It does make a difference.
February 2015:I didn't correct it this time, just commented:-=-free reign and choice-=-Options. You want to give them options.
September 28, 2009-=- even when I allow them 'free reign' the older ones will not usually 'take turns?' -=-If "free rein" isn't the norm, then a horse will likely take off to places he's never been able to see or go. If he's been able to explore and sniff and taste and find his own shade, "free rein" won't be so extreme.