Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The freedom to choose
What has changed since is that there is freedom of choice. They have had time to unravel my earlier mistakes, and kids deschool much faster than we do. They aren't afraid of being who they are when we stop conducting, start listening, and start trusting. They don't really know if Montessori will meet their needs, but, they want to try. What is guaranteed is that they are going in with a different attitude, and may come out with a new perspective. They will certainly gain a greater knowledge of themselves, and hopefully a greater understanding of what they really want and need.
The simple fact is, if it doesn't work out, they will come home and things will shift again. What will never change is my unconditional love, or my respect, or my trust for them. I will go with it, and see where it leads. This is just as much a part of our journey as any other choice, and it is this thought, that I will carry with me for the next two months. Meanwhile, I will share my experiences here with you, as there is always something for me to learn :).