If you have begun living a life of freedom in learning, but are having a hard time balancing the “Self-Directed” aspects of Unschooling with your parental instinct to offer guidance to your children, this session might be for you:
Balancing Parental Guidance and Self-Directed Learning
Unschoolers let their children choose when, how and what they learn, what role does parental guidance play? Sometimes parents feel that offering ideas and suggestions will prevent their child from unfolding naturally. It all depends on all the intentions, emotions, and stories wrapped up in those ideas and suggestions. Children need their parents’ experience and knowledge to grow and thrive – how we share it makes all the difference! Sue will share her experience in this area and help parents explore the boundaries of guidance vs. self-directed learning.
For those of you that are finding it hard to let go of curriculum or “schooly” materials for learning, you might like:
Curriculum as a Crutch
Buy this, and your kids will be smarter! Use this, you’ll be more organized! Get this series and you will unleash their inner genius!
Or something like that. Ahh… the lure of curriculum.
Marketing has targeted our community for some time now. Advertisers realize that while we are an independent lot, we still harbor a lot of fears. And isn’t that how marketing works best? Identify the fear or the lack, and then convince people that they need the product to fill their void. It’s as if they’re handing us crutches and telling us to lean on them – when in fact, we have no weakness, no lack of opportunity. The whole world awaits our children and these crutches they offer will simply hold them back.
Pre-planned materials often inhibit learning, keeping the child from all the benefits of discovery and exploration. It keeps parents from continuing to engage and facilitate new interesting opportunities out in the world. Don’t look wistfully at those crutches – embrace freedom!
Come talk with Sue and we can discuss awesome ways kids can learn from whatever interests them!
And for all the questions you don’t get answered during the Retreat, Sue and other parents of grown Unschoolers will make up the panel for:
Veteran Unschoolers’ Q & A
Bring your questions, concerns, fears and doubts to these parents who have the benefit of time and perspective. Come hear about their journeys as they Unschooled their children who have now left the Unschooling Nest!
LOVE YOUR RADIANT LIFE!