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September 08, 2008


Candy Cook

I love this blog and nominated it for brillante weblog award. If y'all choose to play along, http://raisingexplorers.wildchildreserve.com/?p=380

Anne W.

Thank you so much, Missy. This essay is a real shot in the arm for me; and nice reminder of a "relaxed eclectic" perspective, which I really need right now, as my older son's friends enter middle school.


When our daughter was just 3 a friend was getting trained to sell some financial planning package and had his boss/trainer give us a pitch as practice, partially because he knew we were the hardest sell he knew.

At one point during the pitch, our 3 year old, who was already reading, wandered in. The salesguy starts asking about college savings for her. I stopped him dead with "Well, she's not very bright." He was dumbfounded. It was a couple minutes before he was able to continue his sales pitch.

That's still how we tend to answer people that ask about homeschooling especially since we're mostly unschooling.


CONGRATULATIONS on receiving The Rising Blogger's Post of the Day Award for Wed., 10/8/08! Be sure to drop by then and read all about why this post was selected to receive that recognition!


This is a fantastic post! I forget homeschooling is considered weird, too.

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