Here are some words that you will come across repeatedly whilst reading about Unschooling:
Love your children on purpose. Unconditionally. Even when they are struggling and emotional and aggressive. Choose a loving atmosphere. Create loving moments. Love them all the time.
Seek joy. Support joy. Choose joy. Create joyful moments. Be joyful.
Seek peace. Support peaceful situations. Choose the peaceful path. Create peaceful moments. Be peaceful.
Breathe. Listen. Hear your children and what they are telling you with their words and (re)actions. Respond with consideration. Suspend your own agenda. Travel at your child’s pace.
Be kind. Always. To yourself and to your children.
Make choices that are good for you and your family. Advocate for your children in their needs.
Remember what your aims are and make choices that will support the direction you want to go in.
Be nice to your children. Talk to them without harshness. Guide them. Be the bridge between them and the world and back again.
Surprise them with an extra helping of love. Lavish them. Forgive them. Embrace them. Cherish them.
Support their learning and their interests. Be a willing helper.
You are your child’s partner. Their chief cheerleader. Their primary advocate. Their help mate. Their support.
Trust and Respect
Yes. Trust and respect your children.