Genuine question unschooling as I'm just trying to understand. One of your children doesn't want to brush their teeth. You explain not brushing leads to cavities, trips to the dentist etc. They blatantly refuse to brush at all.
How would you handle that? Or would the natural consequence be to have rotten teeth?
We do get privileges removed though. You speed, you lose the privilege of your licence. You don't hand in forms or stick to criteria to get paid by CL, they cut your payments. It's that we define privileges differently when we grow up.
I'm not sure I agree that it's a choice where you work. Lots of people aren't well educated and have to settle for jobs they aren't fond of to pay the bills. That's part of being grown up. You sometimes have to do things you don't want to.
If you refuse to take the ABs for example then you don't get better and life doesn't stop - all school and paid activities continue regardless of how tired or unwell you feel if you refuse to help yourself.
We talk a lot of about decisions and decision making, good choices/poor choices and consequences of decisions - even if we think we are making a good decision.
So far we haven't hit any major hurdles bar the shower but I'm dreading the teens, I know it's coming.
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