Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Unschooling works -- my brilliant daughter

Did I mention my problem with pride? A subject for another day perhaps.

This morning I had an encouragement that unschooling works. I was on the floor doing a pilates video with my back to my 4-year-old DD who was playing with blocks on the coffee table. She announces to me that 3 plus 7 equals 10. I asked her now she knew that and she said she counted the blocks. Good job, Mommy, 'teaching' your child so well by allowing her the freedom to learn. Then she says, "but 5 plus 5 doesn't equal 10." I asked her why and she said its because 3 plus 7 equals 10. Oh well, learning is a process. My ego has returned to Earth.

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