Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The philosophy that governed financial regulation for the past eleven years is now being applied to parenting:

Christine Yablonski and Phil Biegler of Westford Mass are "unschooling" their children: no textbooks, no tests, no required subjects. And no parenting: the kids have no rules and no chores. They are part of an increasing trend.

Favorite quotes:

From another family profiled in this story: "Hygiene was one of the last things to go as far as being relaxed in our parenting style."

Shaun Biegler, 13, whose last formal schooling was in first grade: "I was never really into some of the stuff I had to learn in school."

Neither Shaun nor his sister Kimi currently intend to go to college.

1 comment:

Rainbow Rivers said...

I fully support their choice of lifestyle. I homeschooled my kids for 4 years and went to unschooling 2 years ago, I would say I am somewhere inbetween unschooling and radical unschooling. 8 months ago we went into un-jobbing as well and could not be happier with our lifestyle. We are free to do what we want when we want spending it with our family and friends. Lazy? Not even close, most people could never keep up with my energy levels and do what I do in a days time. My kids are always learning and growing and are sweet, caring and very helpful, happy children.

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