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Why I’m Passionate about Unschooling

My name is Melissa, and I’m an unschooler. I will admit that I’m more comfortable saying that now than I ever have been. These days nobody blinks at the idea of homeschooling. But I usually get some sort of reaction to telling people that we unschool. Sometimes it’s genuine curiosity. (Really? What is unschooling?) Sometimes, it’s confusion. (How will your kids learn to speak if you don’t teach them grammar?) Sometimes, it’s good-hearted teasing by family members who think I’m just a little bit nuts.

In Defense of Unschooling

We home educate because we feel “school” hampers our children’s creative, natural learning process that is uniquely their own.

My Journey to Unschooling

Journey—a word that suggests moving from one place to another. That certainly describes our experience with home education. We have not always been in this place of unschooling, living and learning. This is the story of how we got here.