Will Unschooling Children Be Spoiled?

Will Unschooling Children Be Spoiled?

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.

Unschooling: Who Teaches the Children?

Unschooling: Who Teaches the Children?

How can our kids learn the things they need to even if we aren’t chemists, literary scholars, biologists, volleyball coaches, and master-craftspeople? If we act intentionally, unschooling allows children to have more exposure to a wider swath of grown-ups than the modern educational paradigm.

How will unschooled kids ‘become socialized’?

How will unschooled kids ‘become socialized’?

Today’s question comes from my very own life. It’s one I was asked recently, but it’s also been a constant theme throughout our parenting journey, so it felt like a good one to address here: In the absence of school, how DO young people go about making friends?

I’ll begin to answer this question with another question: How do grown-ups go about making friends? How do people who aren’t forced to go to the same building every day make friends?