Advice to Remember
May 4, 2005
unschooling.info message board
Thank you all.
I knew posting to this board was a good idea. I am going to work on removing my own silly concerns and really focus on and TRUST my dd. The answers are so ridiculously simple.
I have to remember all this awesome advice:
This list was originally saved by Rue Kream on the Unschooling.info forum.
- There is really value in EVERYTHING in unschooling.
- It's time for ME to de-school and examine all that I thought was true about learning.
- Initiate activities for me right now.
- Leave her be for a while.
- Connect with her where she NEEDS to be at this time in her life.
- Join her in her world and use all of that time together as starting points for great conversations.
- Really *listen* to her thoughts about things.
- Let her know that I want to learn about the world from HER eyes and HER perspective.
- Focus on Joy. Really. That's all I need to do right now. It's vacation time in my home...bring on the Joy.
- Do things for ME. Be curious. Ask questions and find answers. Explore. Create. Build. Sing.
- Unleash MY buried unschooling desires.
- However many years she was in school, allow that many months (of deschooling)
- Treat her like a fun person rather than like a kid.
- If I only look for academics I'll miss the real learning.
I looked for the original author, and sent a note to a similar user-name from a discussion list. Here was the response:
Wow, yeah that was me. Funny, almost 4 yrs later I still live by that and all the great things I've learned from that board....
"How to Be a Good Unschooler" by Pam Sorooshian
Checklists for Unschoolers
Creating an Unschooling Nest