18 Oct Unschooling Means Parenting
“The education in ancient times was represented by life itself. You stayed around the house and you learned what your parents were doing.”
These texts encouraged an exploratory learning process where teachers and students were co-travelers in a search for truth. The teaching methods used reasoning and questioning. Nothing was labeled as the final answer.
I want them to be.
To understand this simple affirmation as a base of the existence itself.
As a result, I thought to change the rules of the game. Now I’m looking at my kids as life partners. No more rules! In this way we are developing a natural common sense of being.
In this way when you do not follow strict rules and paths the attention grows and every simple thing becomes more interesting. We have free talks about respect, love, compassion, desires and human relationships. We are looking at the nature with more admiration, respect and not being a separate part of our existence. We wanted to change the meanings of the words: productive, efficient and progress with a gentle touch of humanism. In this way we put them into the light of unrestricted freedom.
Unschooling our kids: a two way educational process or simply called life.
Another aspect of unschooling, besides that is not easy and is totally uncommon and probably illogic for traditionalists, is that it takes time and effort to find ways to meet the needs of everyone in the family and respect everyone equally!
It takes listening, problem solving and critical thinking.
It takes patience, understanding and discussion.