Welcome to Sett! Even something so apparently dangerous as smoking has it's place. I’m Audriana, the mom and writer around here. First, take a minute to relax. If you change your mind later, unfollow with one click. He’s doing great, and I’m not in the least bit worried about where he should be. UNO (7) "Perfect for long plane rides." Sing Tao Newspapers (LA) Costume/Telent Contest 2007Winner of group 3-4 years old Interested in homeschooling your 2-year-old? One of the best things about starting early is that the kids don't need any deschooling... and while they're young, the parents can work hard at it because they're the ones with a lot of things to work through for themselves. The approach we take now is, the family has needs, other members have needs, and we need to meet those needs as much as we meet Chase's need to sit home all day. Please help Chase free himself, life is so amazing in reality! I tried to convince, and it failed. And they will panic because they may or may not be "doing enough." He loves to find new friends at the playground and swim in the pool and all kinds of things out of the house - once we actually get him there. Excellent point! It just did. You can teach verbs like stop, run, walk and turn. Isn't it our job to find the gray and help our children navigate through it? Perfect freedom. Come read my first post! Yes, I understand that my little guy is only one and a half years old, but it got me thinking about all of the boys and men in my life who are interested in all things mechanical. He likes to spot them, sign their names, and then blurt out their names in his baby "I'm still learning how to speak" way :) But the main issue with Chase is leaving the house vs. finding the right destination. Well, there were consequences, but they were real. So far Sett has brought you readers who wouldn't have otherwise known your blog exists. My daughter’s are 3.5 and 1 years old and I am researching how to go about “schooling” them from home. Anybody else with weird favorite play/exploring grounds? Get new posts sent to you. Unschooling families sometimes want a structured curriculum for one or more subjects. I'll bet that you didn't do anything super special for this learning to happen. They explored for hours. About the psychology of addiction, I didn't research much of that, both my husband and I have quite a personal history of it, maybe that's where my son's weakness came from? Thank you for all the good ideas. I am not talking about media use at all, but about beaming light screens (effects on brain dev., waves, i studied in depth a year ago, droped the links, those are just a ten min. Your first post looks great! Thinking back to my own childhood, I would say I was unschooled even though we went to school. We've created a new blog for you and called it "The Giant Sloth", but you can change that in a few moments. There is no start, or I guess it would be more accurate to say that we start at birth and we never ever stop. In these three years, he has learned to walk, run, talk, express complex emotions, climb, roll, jump up and down, count, converse, and a whole bunch of other things. I just started a new blog and I'd love to know what you think. Desmond and I hung out on the sidewalk watching out for busses, airplanes, and birds. (Yes, the same old story!) I was thinking about how in the future, Gavin would probably love a class that discussed tractor parts or how tractors work. Children who are not yet reading are still learning - support their learning in their own way. Doremi 鋼琴音樂學院 Contact: 98744444https://www.doremihongkong.comA 3-year-old baby girl plays Allegretto in F by J.C.F. I am beginning to adjust to a life without unschooling, after graduating the last of my two children from lifelong homeschooling. But when I started listening really, openly, to what he felt out, and watching, I could sum up things to help us go out, a major need of mine. Der Begriff wurde von John Caldwell Holt geprägt. Yet, from the looks of it, this type of thing is not taught or encouraged in school. Oh, and both our boys have enjoyed museums, science centers, sporting events and other places like that since they were a year old. Three year old girl dressed as FROZEN Elsa tests Morgan motors at the Geneva Motor show. You know, the kind that creeps up on you when all your Facebook friends with similarly-aged kids are posting about how their three year old is learning subtraction or taking Montessori inspired nature walks then painting about it to classical music in the nude, but all you've done that day is dig weeds in the garden, crack out the play dough and walk the dog. The more I read about unschooling I realize we have already been doing all this great learning with out really trying. 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