I have a fairly uncommon perspective on a lot of things...One of the major shifts in my perspective from the norm, on which I have gained insight through personal experience and joyous passion, is my relationship with children!!!
Most children in America attend "mandatory" institutionalized schooling without giving the alternatives deeper investigation. "Mandatory" in this sense is a belief that most American's have: that attending school is a must, especially if you want to "get" anywhere in this world!!!
In the knowing that the only thing we have is now, no matter where we are, we're still right here---hence, there is no place to "get"!
As intelligent beings, I also believe we can do better than what the current education system provides. In fact, I don't believe it can be fixed.
The whole dysfunctional system must come down if we are to honor the children.
We must move through our complacent attitudes and rethink the possibilities. We have greater options than school. Even homeschooling is essentially just taking school home.
My involvement with Quinn Eaker, an icon in the unschooling movement, and my experiences as a mom of 2 (now adult) unschooled children has provided me with a more evolved perspective.
Today's post is about my own experience with school and how the black and white life presented to me gave foundation for questioning the bigger picture...
...Then my personal journey of standing in the purafire, burning out my old ideas and having to put my intuition into action for the freedom of my own children.
How Children Aren't Meant to be Treated
If There Should Be a School - What That Could Look Like
Imagining a Life of Freedom
Empowering a New Generation
If you're interested in my life at the @gardenofeden and what a new,
expansive world feels like, check out my introducemyself post on Steemit!
I welcome your comments and open discussion. As I am PASSIONATE about children, I am grateful for the opportunity to share perspectives. Have a blessed day~~~go kiss your kids!