Our Family's Journey to Peaceful Parenting and Unschooling.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Time for Reflection
reflecting on my earlier post and the comments this morning, I realized
how much our society under values the process of stopping, reflecting,
thinking, considering, and figuring things out.
in general, and to our friends and family specifically, it looks as is
we've done nothing over the past year. We heard concerns from well
meaning folks about our decisions. We fielded suggestions to use this curriculum, that curriculum, Waldorf, Montessori, and every other philosophy.
To many, it seemed outrageous that we wouldn't follow a prepackaged
plan. After all, there are so many from which to choose. Surely one of
them would fit our needs, right?
But I say, no thank you. I
find no value in simply following others' ideas. The value and the
growth comes from taking the time to figure things out for ourselves. We
may end up doing things very similarly to philosophies which are
already established, but we will have arrived at those conclusions
through our own thoughts and devices. Thinking and acting for ourselves
is of the upmost importance.