Creating an Unschooling Rhythm

-Not A Schedule-

You say potato and I say potato.

It doesn’t really work when written down but you get the gist!

I say rhythm and you say structure. There is a difference and it is important.

A rhythm is the predictability in our day, week, month or year. It is the way that we eat breakfast before we get dressed or predictably eat sandwiches for lunch or have the same bedtime routine day in and day out. It is our home ed meet up on Wednesday, daddy being home all day on a Saturday and roast dinner on a Sunday. It is the turning of the seasons and celebrating birthdays.

It provides the comfort of predictability and security of familiarity. It evolves from naturally occurring repetitions and flows effortlessly into your family life. It is responsive to your children’s expectations and flexible according to your children’s needs. Our rhythm does not dictate our life, our life writes our rhythm.

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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