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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

#unrules52 - Under-schedule to take advantage of the richness of life.

Unschooling Rules 52 is, Under-schedule to take advantage of the richness of life.
  • Current Scorecard Rating:   Let me think about that, just not now
This entry has been bumped up from Crazy Talk, in part based on the article in The Atlantic: A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.

Here is one quote:
  • My mother didn’t work all that much when I was younger, but she didn’t spend vast amounts of time with me, either. She didn’t arrange my playdates or drive me to swimming lessons or introduce me to cool music she liked. On weekdays after school she just expected me to show up for dinner; on weekends I barely saw her at all. I, on the other hand, might easily spend every waking Saturday hour with one if not all three of my children, taking one to a soccer game, the second to a theater program, the third to a friend’s house, or just hanging out with them at home. When my daughter was about 10, my husband suddenly realized that in her whole life, she had probably not spent more than 10 minutes unsupervised by an adult. Not 10 minutes in 10 years.
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