I cannot believe all the negativity surrounding homeschooling/unschooling! If a child is learning and growing does it matter how it's happening?
Here's a couple comments from a fellow homeschooler in my other post. And these aren't the most negative comments by far. Many others swear my son will be a 40 year old, overweight loser living in my basement because I'm not forcing him to write book reports.
1. Homeschooling was a fail. Unschooling is not homeschool. It's letting your child do what they want when they want. That's not productive to anyone.
2. You could teach him to read. You had 5 years BEFORE public school to start teaching. Most kids start K5 with at least basic knowledge. All 7 of mine that are school aged read before 4. School like life is stressful. How do you expect him to go on and lead a life when you are failing him?
3. What is your college degree in?
I really don't understand the anger. Parenting is not a completion. It doesn't matter if my child learned to walk at 8 months and yours learned at 18 months. Are they both walking? Great! We should strive to raise our kids to be the best people they can be and if your journey looks different than mine, it's okay!