Unschooling: The Ultimate in Lazy Parenting | momlogic.com
Parenting becoming a drag? Some moms and dads are turning over the reins of power to their kids. That means no school, rules or chores. No joke!
Asked by Anonymous at 3:34 PM on Apr. 20, 2010 in General Parenting
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:42 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
It's NOT lazy. It's a very intensive way to parent. We did it. Two of my children got honors GEDs and all 3 went to college. The youngest had developmental delays and only has an IQ of 80. The children's hospital he used to go to for therapy thought he would never read. He is 21 and in college.
Unschooling doesn't mean you don't do anything. It means you integrate learning into everyday life. I have 2 Master's degrees in education and have completed all my coursework for a doctorate in education.
In general, colleges are very excited about homeschooled kids. My kids got accepted by every college they applied to. One of my sons got accepted right into the Purdue nursing program at 17 and was a RN at 20. By the time he was 22 he was making $50 an hour.
Answer by Gailll at 3:43 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
What parents have to do for schooling depends on the state. We lived in Indiana when my kids were school age and all you had to do was keep attendance. They graduated when you decided they were done and it is equal to a high school diploma. In Indiana they don't have to take the GED. Colleges can't make them take it. It's easier if they do take it.
My youngest son could never pass the math section of the GED. He was able to get into college in AZ easily. He had to take placement tests at the college and he did ok on that math test and great and the reading and and other tests.
Answer by Gailll at 3:50 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
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