GWS :: seventeen

nov 09 041

Unschooling isn’t and can’t be a solution for many of the problems of being young, or growing up in an anxious and confused world, or in a society that generally has no use for young people.

But at least homeschooling doesn’t make those problems worse.

–John Holt in Growing Without Schooling Issue #15

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  1. So true. I find I need to remind myself of this frequently, when my oldest is all furrowed brows and difficult moods. Homeschooling is a refuge she doesn’t even realize she has, and how her struggles would so likely be amplified in a different setting.

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