I’ve been an unshooling parent now for almost three years. Recently I have found myself reflecting on the role I play in contributing to my son’s education. I do recognize that ’participating’ means being hands off in terms of teaching, but it’s really ‘all hands on deck’ in terms of showing up. I have discovered that as an unschooling parent, I am accountable for being who I am and contributing a ‘whole self’ to the learning experience.
So this is my responsibility, to be emotionally healthy, to be happy, to be present and to be engaged in the world around me. This is who I bring to my son and I realize my role as the unschooling parent is not to teach, it is to show up for him as such.
Combine traveling and unschooling and you’ve created a natural learning environment. This lifestyle provides the utmost of freedom. We are always stimulated with the newness of our surroundings. We always manage to find something to inspire us. And there are always new things to do, new experiences to embark on, new adventures to take.
Leading by example is the most amazing gift you can give to your children.