On any given day, I can think of a lot of ways I might be a better unschooling parent to my kids. It occurs to me that they don’t play instruments or love musical theater like many of their friends. They aren’t wild about science and nature, also like many of their friends.
The list of the things I haven’t provided them or inspired in them is long.
But when we travel, all of those doubts fall away and I think, “Yes, this.” This I have been able to give them and inspire in them; a love of going to new places and taking part in cultures unlike our own.
We all second guess what we do or don’t do as our kids grow and learn. But for all of us I believe there is at least one thing that silences the doubtful chatter in our heads. It will be different in each family, but it is golden.
Look at that when the doubts creep in. Enjoy the smiles on your kids faces and the excitement you all share.