self directed learning,  unschooling

Why I Appreciate Our Lifestyle

I have two kids at home. And, as I witness just how different they are in their interests and in how they interact with the world, I find myself appreciating our unschooling lifestyle even more. They are free to choose how they will spend their time. They are free to follow their interests in whatever direction it takes them, without any preconceived expectations of what they might or might not learn.

The result is a lifestyle where there is no distinction between living and learning. Their natural curiosity drives them to seek out experiences to satisfy that curiosity. And, because they are in control of their own experience, they determine how much or how little they want to experience. This freedom has created an environment where our kids are able to learn about themselves. They have the time and space to know WHO they are as individuals without the demands of meeting other people’s expectations of who they should be.

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