Obviously, for us, the pros of unschooling outweigh the cons (or we wouldn’t be doing it). Most choices in life are like that. So, what are those pros and cons for our fam? So glad you asked.
(I’m just going to list the pros and cons without any/much elaboration. Then y’all can let me know which ones you’d like to hear more about.)
Let’s start with the cons.
The Cons of Unschooling:
–little/no alone time for Mom.
–many much family togetherness can = bickering/impatience.
–no tests to see how my kids compare to “normal” ones.
–no opportunities to influence public school for the better.
–two teachers instead of lots.
–if kids want to go to college, we’ll have to get creative.
–running errands means getting asked “why aren’t you in school?”
–kids might be behind on fashion trends.
You know something’s a good fit for your family when you’re grasping at straws to come up with drawbacks.
The Pros of Unschooling:
–freedom to travel.
–freedom/time to pursue interests.
–freedom to get a head start on a career.
–family together time.
–love for learning stays intact.
–curiosity and creativity flourish.
–mornings aren’t rushed.
–evenings aren’t exhausting.
–siblings become friends.
–hours and hours to read and write.
–getting to learn alongside your kiddos.
–more time to give in service to others.
–don’t have to learn thousands of facts you’re just going to forget.
There are more, but I’m going to bed. 😉
Anything you’d like me to elaborate on? What pros/cons am I missing?