19.5.10

Unschooling Parents, how about that



I read this at Marvelous Kiddo, and I´m diggin´it, do you dig it?
this blogger thing is really kicking into me. jesus, now.

images are of leaks and my dress

the text here if you wanna read:

•Show respect for all of a child's interests equally.
•Keep the child in mind as I go through life, so that I notice things that might be of interest to that child.
•Find ways to include the child in my own daily life - live a more"open-book' life than the norm.
•Follow up on things the child is interested in - and do this in a wide variety of ways, not only by "getting him a book on it."
•Live a family life that is rich with experiences of a variety of kinds both at home and outside the home.
•Have resources around the home that are interesting and stimulating - things that will encourage exploration of ideas.
•Discuss things - spend time in conversation. This is probably overall the most important parental"action' involved in unschooling.
•Have a playful attitude - play together, have fun, appreciate the amazing world around you. Don't be cynical, be able to be amazed and find the world a fascinating place. THIS is the most important attitude for an unschooling parent.
•Be self-aware of your own thinking and behavior. Purposely stretch your imagination - question your own assumptions, check your own automatic impulses.
•Be very observant of what your child is really doing - don't view him/her in a shallow superficial way. Recognize that there is a reason for a child's actions, that a child is born to learn and is always learning. Get to know your child's own special favored ways of learning
•Wholeheartedly support a child's passions EVEN if, to you, they don't look like "education."

2 comments:

gretchen said...

that is beautiful, I hadnt read that before, thanks for sharing

danita said...

smiles