Choosing to unschool is confronting.
The choice might seem easy – just don’t send your child to school.
From that perspective, yes, not having the morning stress routine of waking a sleepy child, making breakfast, packing lunches, walk to school (or if you’re unlucky, a traffic jammed commute) is a blessing.
But I’ve grown up in a mainstream world where it’s assumed that school is compulsory (it’s not) and that the only way to learn how to read and write and everything in between is at school (again, it’s not).
I want to equip my son for a changing world.
A world where a job at the end of school or even at the end of university is not guaranteed.
So to get a different outcome, I’m choosing a different path.
And while I don’t exactly know what will happen, I have a vision of what I think it could be.
It’s the road less travelled. One with beauty and with obstacles, but inevitably an exciting journey.
We think what is at the heart of your dilemma is something that is at the heart of almost all dilemmas, and that is finding your own guidance and feeling confident in finding it.
It’s alright for you to choose things that are different from what others are choosing. But you have to decide that it is alright. And you have to develop your own relationship with your own guidance, otherwise you’re upside down and all around, you’re sort of lost in the confusion of all of it..