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"unschooling"...what's your take?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

I know, I know...to each his/her own. But is unschooling really a responsible way to parent? Read THIS and let me know what you think.

Personally, I find it lazy and irresponsible...not to mention just plain not smart. Are kids really learning anything educationally? Or are they just being taught how to "deal with real life situations"? I mean, in the real world grown ups have these things called jobs...that in order to be hired they need to have some amount of scholastic training...right? How is unschooling preparing them for this?

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 11, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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by Platinum Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Unschooling, when done correctly, takes a large amount of time and parenting on the parents part.

Look at it like vegetarianism. Sure, you could avoid meat and just let your kids eat twinkies and chips all day, but that's not really being vegetarian, that's shucking your duty as a parent to feed your child healthy. Real vegetarians spend a lot of time and thought on their child's menu to provide everything that kid needs to succeed. Same concept.

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