But anyhoo, I'll back away from this topic lol
At work if you don't like it you csn change that. In school children cant.
I agree with Delirium. It absolutely is the real world.
I see no issue with homeschooling at all if that's what you choose to do (I don't really get the unschooling term) but to say school isn't the real world is crazy.
I think a child who thinks they get to stay home and do no formal work of any kind ever unless they choose to is far less living in the real world than one that goes to school.
Just today my DD was complaining in the car to school she had to do a creative arts thing she didn't want to. I told her welcome to the real world sweety, sometimes you have to do things you maybe don't want to, to get where you need to. It's a means to an end.
Last edited by delirium; 11-10-2016 at 13:59.
That's not quite true. If you're priveleged maybe you get that choice. If you're not so much, you very well might have to stay in a job you don't like just to get by. THAT is the real world.
My DD1 has gone through stages where she's been unhappy at school (being bullied) and I daresay she would have left if we gave her the option. But instead we worked with her to teach conflict resolution skills and how to deal with certain situations. She's happy again at school and has started learning some key life lessons.
Sorry I know it's off topic. I'm just finding this interesting and it's nice hearing about how other people do things even if it's not how I/we do them.
[QUOTE=Unschooling4;8584273]School is not the real world.
That is an interesting point you make.
There are bullies at school and there are bullies in the real world (work or even just out in general public)
There are deadlines and time restrictions at school just like in jobs and simple everyday tasks.
Not everyone can just leave their jobs when they get bored or dont want to follow rules. We all have bills to pay, children to feed and there just may not be any jobs around.
I respect your decision to unschool your children and find it interesting why you choose to do that. But not all school systems and daycares are as horrible as I feel that you make them out to be.
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