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A couple weeks ago I was waiting at the bus stop to go to the airport. A two businessmen were joking around on the bench. I stood nearby, practicing Japanese on my phone.

One of them gave up on the late bus after a while so I started talking to the other one. He was friendly and a good conversationalist. Fifteen minutes into the conversation he casually and without shame mentioned that he was homeless.

Man. I was way off on that one, I thought.

Parents Learning With Their Unschoolers

On Unschoolery

By Leo Babauta

One of the beautiful things about unschooling is that the parents learn alongside their children.

This is truly amazing.

Consider this: in school, kids learn stuff, and the parents don't know anything about it for the most part (apart from a summary from the kid or teacher). The kid also just learns the material, not so much how to learn. And parents don't really learn how their kid learns either.

But with unschooling, it's a huge learning experiment that the kid and parent are doing together. There's no one to say, "This is what you need to learn, and this is how you'll do it." So as a result, the kid and parent have to figure these things out together.

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