Illustrating libertarian ethics at a personal growth seminar caused quite a stir.
This month, James challenges the belief that self-directed kids can’t handle the world. He writes that allowing children to choose their own challenges and make their own decisions may prepare them better for grown life than adult-imposed tasks or hardships ever could.
If a 10-year-old is removed from school to direct his own education, will he just play video games all day? James Davis addresses this fear with a surprising answer.
A reader asks James: Do you ever worry that your kids won’t pick up proficiency in things that will serve them well but aren’t very appealing on their surface? Writing essays = not appealing. Being able to write well for the rest of your life = priceless…
If you want to try unschooling, you believe that a life of self-directed learning may be the best path for your child. But this new way of thinking about education may terrify the other people who love your child….