People always worry that unschooling won’t prepare kids for the real world. How will they learn (insert any number of skills here). It’s a scary place to be for parents–especially since unschooled kids often don’t learn things when their classroom-schooled age-peers learn these things. Suddenly, there’s an overwhelming fear that they’ll be “behind” and at a disadvantage that will render their children unable to support themselves in society.
And that’s a really valid fear when you consider that we don’t have a lot of open role models who have been unschooled. But let’s break it down and analyze it. Continue reading When unschooled kids learn “all that stuff” people think they never learn