Meredith Novak posted this on the UnschoolingBasics yesterday. It was so perfect in my opinion that I posted it to my facebook wall. When I read that part, I wanted to shout YES! out loud!
One of the things I love best about unschooling is realizing I Can be kind and generous to my kids - to my real kids, right now - and it won't undermine them in some way, won't set them up to fail as adults. It isn't important to me whether or not life lessons and teachable moments even work - what's marvelous to me is that those things are Unnecessary. I get to be sweet and gentle and generous and kind And I get more peace in my home and a happy, healthy family.