Is Unschooling Just Lazy Homeschooling?

There are many misconceptions about unschooling where people assume that the only thing you do is laze, sleep in, watch tv, play computer games etc. The reality is different. Yes, you get the school way of doing things out of your system but you also have to instill the love of truly learning. A thoughtful article by Rehead Mom

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Ever wondered just what those unschoolers do all day? Sleeping in late, watching TV, playing a computer game and then counting it as a school day? Apparently, this is the view many people take on this method of homeschooling. But is that all there is to it?

While all of these activities do take place at our house (okay, I don’t get to sleep in :(), this is not an accurate picture of what we do. Today I’m going to discuss exactly that.

Firstly, the role of an unschooling mom is different than that of a school-at-home mom. Neither one is more important or involved than the other. They are just different. Instead of acting as a teacher as a more traditional homeschool mom, my role is as a facilitator. I am there to answer questions, provide a stimulating environment, and introduce, but not…

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