That night, I was doing the dishes and she excitedly came running in, “Look look mum!” Holding up very proudly, she had written letters on her magnadoodle board. That night, she spent from 6:30pm-9:30pm on her iPad learning to read with the Reading Eggs Program. Without me even saying or pushing one word to do so.
I said trust right? Trust – is the most important factor in this lifestyle of homeschooling/unschooling/life school that you choose – it is trust. Trust that your child knows when they want to do things, read, write, ride a bike, sleep, eat. Your child knows.
How much do you trust your child enough to let go and be the supportive guide and not the teacher? It is the inner deschooling process and letting go of society’s pressure and influence that is the hugest factor in this lifestyle.