The term ‘deschooling’ is often used to refer to the time a child needs after leaving a school environment to reconnect with themselves and their inner curiosity and motivation. But, parents need to deschool too! And it’s much harder after decades of believing in—or at least being surrounded by—certain paradigms about childhood, parenting and education. Even when your heart and your mind are telling you that unschooling makes sense for your family, it’s hard to throw out the rule book. Until we’ve understood and worked through our beliefs, they tend to show up in the shadows as fear and insecurity. Even after years of unschooling, it’s not unusual to still have some areas which trigger these responses.
The deschooling process requires us to look inside and ask ourselves awkward questions. It’s challenging, surprising, exhilarating and incredibly liberating. For me, it’s an ongoing process. And, just when I think there’s nothing more to question or figure out, something comes my way to catch me out and remind me that there’s always more to be learned.
In this downloadable pdf you’ll find 20 ways to bring more awareness and ease to your deschooling process.