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September 12, 2008

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Candy Cook

Great read. Thanks for sharing.

Tina

Ah. Great post. I like the way your story is interwoven with solid facts.

Laura

Love this post!!

Candy Cook

I love this blog. It offers up such a variety of information and opinions. I awarded it an Unschool is Cool Award if y'all choose to accept.

http://raisingexplorers.wildchildreserve.com/?p=421

Curt

I agree, public school children and parents do have understand homeschooling and therefore they come to conclusions that are incorrect. They speak a different language with words like, 'school aged' and 'homework' and 'early mornings'.

piscesgrrl

This is fantastic - I think I need to find that children's book! Sometimes it takes analogies like those to really hit it home. I'm "there" with you, but at the same time, I love the parable and how tidily it sums up what we are trying to say.

My son is a programmer, and his focus is gaming. He's only finished and launched one game even after years of working on this because in every game he's started, he inevitably comes to a point where he's stuck. That pauses the game's development while he learns how to navigate that obstacle, but then he thinks up a new and more involved idea utilizing his new information and he's on to another game idea. This has happened over and over and over, finally culminating in an online game he launched. Every time he got stuck, it was "hard" - and every time he simply learned what he needed to continue. Why? Because he LOVES WHAT HE'S DOING. He's having FUN.

Ah, what a gift those schoolers are missing out on!

Robin

Cool, Candy! We appreciate and accept the recognition! Robin, editor

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