I send my child to a main****** school. He is happy and is doing well. I also know of homeschooled children who are happy and doing well. The education system is not a one size fits all approach.
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04-07-2016 16:12 #191Senior Member
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04-07-2016 16:47 #192
The point of my post was, many unschooling parents would read you post and say "a lesser chance at what? To be a corporate slave?" It's just a very different mindset.
04-07-2016 16:58 #193Member
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Hi guys I don't normally post but maybe I could add something from the prospective of the "unschooled" child. My parents decided when I was 7 and my brother 6 to sell the house and all of our belongings and see the world. We did very little text book schooling. We had to keep a journal of our travels and every now and then mum would get us a math book. We returned to Australian when I was 15, grade 10. I was so far behind the other kids to this day I would have no idea what adjectives or nouns are have no idea about grammar. But I had a lot of life skills so work around it I knew uni was a long shot but loved cooking so after year 12 I did a cookery apprenticeship. I was the youngest head chef in my company and only female. I'm now married with children (on maternity leave). My brother did grade 8 onwards went to uni and is now a pharmaceutical distribution manager very high income.
So am I angry at my parents for my lack of early education?
Yes I feel limited in what I can achieve.
Would I take back my childhood?
Not for a minute! I've picked fruit in Israel, hosted English tours of Cairo, milked goats in Italy I lived a life people dream of at the expense of my education.
Would I do this with my children?
No way a formal education is so important in whatever structure works for the child.
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04-07-2016 17:01 #194
changed my mind
Last edited by SSecret Squirrel; 04-07-2016 at 17:25.
04-07-2016 17:02 #195
I would never homeschool my child - but that is because
a - I dont have the patience/ability to do it, and
b - my child is fairly easy and fits into main****** schooling well.
I totally understand why other parents who have children in different circumstances would choose homeschooling, why that might be the best option (or sometimes the only option).
That to me is a totally different ball game to unschooling.
08-07-2016 07:13 #196
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