"Welcome! Whether you're interested in unschooling and self-education, or a more formal approach to homeschooling in Canada, you'll find what you need on this site."
Wendy Priesnitz, pioneering
Canadian home education advocate
Deschooling Ourselves: Learning on the Job
One of the big challenges for new homeschooling parents is to move
beyond school type thinking and allow our children the space, time, and
trust to drive their own learning. As we deschool ourselves, we model
self-direction for them.
Socialization of children does happen in school, in a group of age-restricted peers. The question really is: What kind of socialization and toward what end?
Learning What's Important
Many parents who are new to the home-based learning experience ask,
“How do I know that my child is learning what’s important?” Well,
“what's important” is a
highly subjective phrase! It depends upon one’s world view, definition
of education, ambitions (or lack of) for a child’s career, and much
more. But no matter what you feel your children should be learning,
don’t worry about being able to tell if that learning is occurring.