Unschooling

Ramblings of a Fluid Soul

One of Livy’s latest posts she’s written is on the effects of social media.  I am both so grateful and so proud of her ability to express herself and admire her wise perspective on things.  I would be tempted to add, to this last statement, at “such a young age” but truth is, my life path with my kids had taught me to not ever be surprised at what they are able to accomplish. Not at 13, not at any age!  Why should I be? Why should I undermine their abilities, their accomplishments?  Just because the popular permeative view says so?  In our society, we seem to be programmed to believe that our children are all simply squares intended to fit in neat little boxes and their progress governed by their physical age.  It starts in infancy, even; everything from weight/height to how many words they have spoken by a certain age* and so forth; neat little squares to be measured on a chart or pie graph.

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But they are NOT SQUARES

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, they are (just like us)  beautiful fluid souls of all shapes and sizes, great big wonderful colorful blobs of intellect and emotion.  And given freedom, respect, acceptance and validation, they are encouraged to express themselves in all sorts of ways.  They are able to tap into the vast inner resources they have been equipped with since the very beginning.   And they are able to accomplish things we may not otherwise give them credit for.  I have to be honest and say that my kids surprise me all the time with the things they know and the courage they have to try out things I never would’ve had the courage to, not at their age, maybe not even ever.  It’s a learning curve for me too.  I find it renews my love of learning, and inspires me to be more courageous in my life.  In fact, I would have to say that reading Livy’s blog post (mentioned in the outset of this post) was the direct inspiration for THIS post.

See for yourself . . .

 

Click on the banner to be transported to Livy’s post

 

that you too may be inspired, find yourself surprised at the beauty of her  soul hidden under her words.  And perhaps it may give us all a little something to think on.

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LoVe and Light,

Amber

 

 

*I am in no way implying that serious developmental delays not be paid attention to or addressed.  I am merely talking about the over-excessive need to fit their mold of what it perfect and what is less than in a child who is so obviously healthy otherwise.

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