Kind (and other key words)

Here are some words that you will come across repeatedly whilst reading about Unschooling:

Love

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.

Joy

Seek joy. Support joy. Choose joy. Create joyful moments. Be joyful.

Peace

Seek peace. Support peaceful situations. Choose the peaceful path. Create peaceful moments. Be peaceful.

Patience

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.

Kindness

Be kind. Always. To yourself and to your children.

Goodness

Make choices that are good for you and your family. Advocate for your children in their needs.

Commitment

Remember what your aims are and make choices that will support the direction you want to go in.

Gentleness

Be nice to your children. Talk to them without harshness. Guide them. Be the bridge between them and the world and back again.

Grace

Surprise them with an extra helping of love. Lavish them. Forgive them. Embrace them. Cherish them.

Facilitate

Support their learning and their interests. Be a willing helper.

Partner

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.

Published by heiditsteel

Teacher turned Unschooler: passionate about autonomous education and supporting our children's natural inclination towards learning through play.

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