Some people, upon discovering that we homeschool/unschool comment “Oh I could never do that! You are so brave to be with your kids all day! I need a break!”
This betrays the harsh authoritarian parenting that most parents utilize to lord over their children. When employing such a domineering parenting style it is perfectly understandable for this to become thoroughly exhausting, welcome relief coming from giving their kids to the State for raising at government school. This is not the relationship of a loving parent who wants the best for his/her child, but rather that of a master who orders his slave about and demands unconditional obedience without question.
If you wish your child to learn the skills of logic, reasoning, compassion, kindness, gentleness, and love then these attributes must be modeled. The child views the parents as the first examples of human beings to emulate. Which principles and values do you wish to instill in your progeny? Act and think in such a manner as you wish your child to act and think and it will be so. No force and coercion is required, indeed the application of such contemptible methods would only destroy the delicate bond between parent and child. Cultivate with care the minds of your children for they will inhabit the world of tomorrow. Through peaceful parenting let us create a world full of logical, rational, compassionate, kind, gentle, and loving human beings that would be the profound envy of our forefathers.
“The child is father of the man”. William Wordsworth, My Heart Leaps Up
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