Why do people unschool? These aren't all from the same place or timeframe, but it's intended to be a little mosaic
of the thoughts and circumstances that have led various families to unschooling. —Sandra Dodd The Five W's
For unschooling, the greatest of those is "Why?"
Go there and see how Rudyard Kipling has been quoted out of context for 100 years.
Every time you feel the urge to control a choice, you can ask yourself "why?" and begin to question the assumptions (or fears) about children, parenting, learning and living joyfully that you are holding on to.
One of the finest ways to clarify a concept is to explain it to someone else. It’s one thing to passively understand
(at least momentarily in short-term memory) how to tie a clove hitch or to make waffles, but to really know the thing you need to have done it so much you can do it while you’re sleepy, in the dark, in a wind storm. Or so much that you could pass the secret skill on to another person. Be prepared for the most important question of all: “Why?"