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Old 11-15-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
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How Unschooling is like Breastfeeding

I wrote this article for a website that asked me to write for them (!) and they rejected it as too controversial!!! I didn't mean for it to be. So I put it on my own blog because it really sums up my educational philosophy.

Anyway, I think a nursing mom might enjoy the comparison. I do. Which is why I wrote it!

http://breadwithhoney.blogspot.com/2...y-formula.html

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Old 11-15-2011, 10:39 PM   #2
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Nice post! I personally like curriculum, but I loved your comparison.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:46 PM   #3
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:53 PM   #4
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Wow... That was really nicely said... That really makes me want to look into homeschooling!
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:22 PM   #6
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Awesome comparison! I agree wholeheartedly!

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Old 11-16-2011, 05:39 AM   #7
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This was just what I needed to read right now. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:16 AM   #8
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Re: How Unschooling is like Breastfeeding

I totally agree with you!
So now you have me curious. Do you unschool, relax school (with some curricula), or other? Just wondering how someone with similar views do it.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:09 PM   #9
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Although I don't unschool I love your comparison. I like to have a learning environment that can change and grow with my children.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:27 PM   #10
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Re: How Unschooling is like Breastfeeding

I may have to look into unschooling I heard a little about it but unsure where to start. My daughter is almost 4 and loves loves loves playing school with me. But only for 5 minutes at a time. We do "learning books" is what she calls them. But my son on the other hand used curriculum for FUN he carried his books around with him and read all the time. When we were at church he would ask me to makes some addition and subraction problems for him when he was 5. He loves math!

But I think my daughter is different, VERY smart. Just different, I haven't figured out how yet. She learned ALL of her letters by 15 months just by me reading her letter books to her for a few weeks. She would bring me the a letter book and say "what's this" and then throw the book down and asking about another book. Shortly after that she was learning the sounds.

I know I want to homeschool her unlike my son who thrives on structured advanced classes at school. But I don't know where to start. Do you have any ideas of websites that talk about unschooling?

But, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your article and the relation you showed between breastfeeding and schooling your children.
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