Unschooling Vs. Worldschooling [VIDEO]

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  1. Michael 3 years ago

    And all this time I thought I was alone in my dreams. Yes, I too have the travel bug and I have done my share already. I have lived in Florida for 42 years (I’m 43) and now unemployed for the past two years.I started an online business and an annual event which will bring me back here yearly. I have no interest in going back to the corporate world and waisting my years away to make money and wait to die. I would rather eat peanut butter and jelly and be happy then rich and miserable.I have a love for eastern Europe and my ancestors are from Lithuania so it feels right to live there. The cost of living there is much lower (50% lower then Palm Beach) then many places I would ever consider living in.I am doing all this as a single dad with my 14 year old son. This will be a little scary but I am find myself so excited that I can hardly sit still. Your unschooling idea sounds interesting especially for my son who hates school and get bad grades. I wouldn’t mind doing this If I felt that he would ultimately go off to a university. You really dont address the university issue. How are you going to deal with this? Not assuming your son is a genius how will he study for his high school diploma and how will he get a high SAT score?  I guess like many parents I want him to go to the best university, if not for a job then simply the best education he can get. I would love to know your thoughts on this. Putting the house on the market next week and I am going for it!I will keep an eye your progress.

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      ilainie 3 years ago

      Michael, thank you for the comments. I agree with you wholeheartedly on all of your thoughts. Through traveling, we’ve learned to live in the moment and experience the learning first hand. It’s now been 3 years on the road, 3 years of unschooling. For some reason, I don’t see Miro ever being interested in going back to conventional schooling, conventional thinking, or even conventional lifestyles. I don’t know if college will be a part of Miro’s future, but it’ll be his future to decide. If that’s what he wants, I’ll support him and the beauty of an unschooled education is that they are empowered to make their own choices and find their own ways of making it happen. I don’t know if that’s a gift or a curse, but I do think it’s part of the new economy, the future of our planet. I just read this amazing article:

      http://www.lifelearningmagazine.com/1008/unschooling_prepares_kids_for_a_sustainable_economy.htm

      I thought this article summed up clearly what the future will look like and think the unschooled children will be most prepared. I think through unschooling Miro will actually have a future. Pretty radical thought, right?

      Anyway, Michael, I invite you to stay in touch with us, would love to hear about your life and if you are inspired to embark on a similar lifestyle.

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      ilainie 3 years ago

      Michael, thank you for the comments. I agree with you wholeheartedly on all of your thoughts. Through traveling, we’ve learned to live in the moment and experience the learning first hand. It’s now been 3 years on the road, 3 years of unschooling. For some reason, I don’t see Miro ever being interested in going back to conventional schooling, conventional thinking, or even conventional lifestyles. I don’t know if college will be a part of Miro’s future, but it’ll be his future to decide. If that’s what he wants, I’ll support him and the beauty of an unschooled education is that they are empowered to make their own choices and find their own ways of making it happen. I don’t know if that’s a gift or a curse, but I do think it’s part of the new economy, the future of our planet. I just read this amazing article:
      http://www.lifelearningmagazine.com/1008/unschooling_prepares_kids_for_a_sustainable_economy.htm
      I thought this article summed up clearly what the future will look like and think the unschooled children will be most prepared. I think through unschooling Miro will actually have a future. Pretty radical thought, right?
      Anyway, Michael, I invite you to stay in touch with us, would love to hear about your life and if you are inspired to embark on a similar lifestyle.

  2. Nate Johnson 3 years ago

    Lainie,

    What can we say? A truly inspirational post! You are so tuned in as a parent. We so respect your approach to parenting and steady guidance as you and Miro navigate this wonderful journey. We hope you enjoyed the round-up today in which we included this video.

    Nate

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      ilainie 3 years ago

      Thank you Nate for your continued support and kind words! I so appreciate you including us in your round up. Much love & gratitude your way!

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