Is Our Unschooling Life Rich Enough?
Is Our Unschooling Life Rich Enough? from Stories of an Unschooling Family
As I said in my comment on the post, there are no words to describe how much I love this post.
Some unschooling families seem to live very adventurous lives that make ours look rather ordinary. And I wonder: Is our life rich enough for our children? Are they getting all the opportunities they need to learn and grow into the kind of people who will change the world for the better?
Perhaps it’s time for us to live differently. We could buy a farm, grow our own organic vegetables, have alpacas, spin wool, weave our own cloth, live in a yurt, go off-grid. Yes, we should get back to nature, step completely outside mainstream society, give our kids experiences not many people get to have. It would be good for them and good for the environment too.
But if we don’t move to a farm, we could buy a campervan and then travel around Australia. See our country firsthand. Or we could sell our house, buy plane tickets, travel the world, and experience cultures different from ours.
I’ve read about these kinds of unschooling lives. They seem exciting, and rich with experiences and much more interesting than our family’s seemingly conventional existence.
Thankful wife of David for 22 years and momma to Caroline for 13 years - Relaxed/Unschoolerish - Lover of books - Seeker of wisdom - Drinker of too many coconut milk mochas from Starbucks