Tag: homeschooling

How Homeschooling Forces Parental Level Up
Family Life

How Homeschooling Forces Parental Level Up

While the reason for homeschooling is as varied as the number of families homeschooling, there is one commonality amongst all of them; which is the move towards autonomous thinking and the taking on of personal responsibility for the sake of the child's education. The reason why this topic interests me so deeply is because I have been promoting the 'leveling up' process for women's personal lives for several years and its extension into family life is only fitting and a given. You may be wondering what the leveling up process is. Leveling up is the shifting and elevation of mindset away from the state of being that includes a total lack of self-care and self-love, as well as engaging in relationships and activities which are devaluing and destabilizing to overall well-being. ...
Elizabeth Bartholet, Harvard Professors Calls for Ban on Homeschooling
Education

Elizabeth Bartholet, Harvard Professors Calls for Ban on Homeschooling

Article curated here A Harvard University law professor has sparked controversy after calling for a ban on homeschooling. Elizabeth Bartholet told Harvard Magazine that it gives parents “authoritarian” control over their kids — and can even expose them to white supremacy and misogyny. “The issue is, do we think that parents should have 24/7, essentially authoritarian control over their children from ages zero to 18? I think that’s dangerous,” Bartholet said. “I think it’s always dangerous to put powerful people in charge of the powerless, and to give the powerful ones total authority.” Bartholet’s comments were met with backlash from homeschooling parents who said she unfairly stereotyped the practice. “Aside from its biting, one-sided portrayal of homeschooling fami...
Deschooling for Parents Interested in Homeschooling
Education

Deschooling for Parents Interested in Homeschooling

By Sandra Dodd Once upon a time a confident and experienced scholar went to the best Zen teacher he knew, to apply to be his student. The master offered tea, and he held out his cup. While the student recited his knowledge and cataloged his accomplishments to date, the master poured slowly. The bragging continued, and the pouring continued, until the student was getting a lapful of tea, and said, "My cup is full!" The master smiled and said, "Yes, it is. And until you empty yourself of what you think you know, you won't be able to learn." Weird Al says it a different way in "Everything You Know is Wrong," and Christians say "You must surrender yourself." Before that Jesus said, "Unless you become as a little child..." What it means in homeschooling terms is that as long as...