Urging New Unschooler to “Go for the Gold”

4 04 2008

JJ posts this comment for our plucky friend Colleen at The New Unschooler today:

Not to criticize or judge or fuss at ALL, honest, but I wouldn’t take so lightly this casual meme that all moms naturally want to throttle a mouthy, sullen, resistant or recalcitrant child, or wish they were little and cute and easily manageable again, instead of growing and changing and challenging us (and themselves) in all directions at once.

No unschooling family is perfect, in sync and joyously giving to each other every moment, but it really does seem mine has been that way. I beg you not to set your expectations by the usual, when unschooling relationships can be so extraordinary. Read the rest of this entry »