The cure

When people tell me they can’t unschool because they could never spend that much time with their kids, I always want to say, “You know what cures that problem?  Spending more time with your kids.”

It’s true.

At least, it’s true if you as the parent can take off your “authority” hat and look at your kids, not as creatures who need to be controlled, manipulated and directed in all things but rather  as unique human beings.  You might be surprised at how fun they are to be around, and how quickly you find your rhythm as a family.

Of course this is easier to do if your time together is not on the clock.

Which means that, ideally, the cure for thinking you wouldn’t be able to unschool is….to unschool.


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