Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] 7 Lessons Taught in School

From: Caren Knox-Hundley <>
Date: Tue Nov 28 12:42:08 2006

I don't see it as "protecting" them from me. We are currently
unschooling. I have seen first-hand how differently my boys act when
not around me -- it's just a fact of life. We have a wonderful, open
relationship - aided by the unschooling process, and now through
consensual living ( ) but the fact
remains, they are their own people, and my presence affects their

I think the history of Sudbury Valley School speaks for itself in
this regard. The autonomy of the child is paramount, and because of
the inherently dependent relationship kids have with their parents,
it would be compromised.

in Charlotte, NC

On Nov 28, 2006, at 12:16 PM, wrote:

> This distresses me also. There is an unspoken assumption
> that children need to be protected from their parents -- the
> very people who love and care about them the most. This
> mindset exemplifies a lack of trust and faith in the laws
> of nature and in the importance of human's trusting themselves
> to do what is correct for their children. How can we ignore the
> heap of anthropological studies which show historically how
> children thrive and flourish as they grow up along side of their
> parents - without being "protected" by any institution!
> Molly
Received on Tue Nov 28 2006 - 12:41:57 EST

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