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-=-Another thing that made reading very important to me is that I am dyslexic. I was deemed unteachable by the school I attended.-=-

One of my kids would've been labelled dyslexic. It's not "a thing he is," it's a problem the school would've had getting him to travel on their assembly line's schedule.

The really good thing about unschooling is that it doesn't matter what a child's strengths or weaknesses are, if all sorts of input is available, each child will learn in his or her own way.

-=-It made me so upset and I felt like a failure because I couldn't read that much and didn't understand why.-=-

Luckily, this doesn't happen with unschoolers. And kids who have access to other ways of getting information don't have to wait impatiently for the information in books. They can start getting it other ways and when they do learn to read they'll start at an advanced level rather than with one-syllable words and nonsense stories for "practice reading."