Am I Ruining My Kid’s Life?
Editor’s Pick. Written by Leo Babauta.
Yes, you absolutely are. Because not getting a high school education like everyone else means your kid will know nothing useful, and be unready to get a job and unsuited for life.
OK, sarcasm aside, let’s take a look at this question sincerely. It’s a legitimate worry, because unschooling parents are taking a big risk — if everyone else is doing regular schooling, that’s the safe play. Doing something radically different with something that could affect your kid’s future life means you’re taking a huge risk with a potentially huge downside, right?
Well, actually I don’t think so. Let’s look at the risk … and in doing so we can see at why unschooling is actually improving your kid’s life.