I do focus on the wonderful things about our unschooling adventures, such as my son has finally found joy in learning again, loves playing chess, building lego, brainstorming money-making strategies, watching Mythbusters, and beating me in monopoly. Unschooling has nourished my daughter's fascinating imagination of 55 invisible friends, her inventive stories, her love of books, movies, dot-to-dot, and Brainpop Jr., and her ability to draw beautifully.
hopeful, urging me to stay present, urging me to stay the course and push those fears aside, allowing balance to take hold. They give me reminders everyday that they are learning with deep joy and happiness, and they remind me that no matter how or where they learn, the issues of fear and doubt will always be there. It is in my nature to worry, to obsess, to analyze, to question. This is what I do. But, unschooling has undeniably created a resilient bond in our little family, one that is powerful and strong, and something we never had when they were traditionally schooled. This is what I hang on to and what I am deeply grateful for. It is because of unschooling that I can seek that balance between fear and faith everyday, and I do believe that I will find it, someday soon.