Before unschooling can truly flourish, parents and children need to undo old ideas about learning. This process is called deschooling.
This isn’t always easy, and it usually takes longer than we wish it would. But it is a critical part of launching a successful unschooling life.
While learning to relax into this process, it may be useful to remember the mantra Sandra Dodd coined:
Read a little
Try a little
Wait a while
Thanks for today’s unschooling voices: Sandra Dodd, Jan Hunt, Jerry Mintz, James Daniel and Kelly Lovejoy. And thank you Tom Chapin for “Grow in Your Own Sweet Way” which always gives me a lump in my throat.