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The importance of deschooling

Reasons why people decide to do deschooling:

  • Deschooling is more important if your child has been in school for many years. Fourth-graders might resist the changes while first graders will adapt quickly.
  • The importance of deschooling depends on the child's character and temperament. Some children are more emotional and not open to change.
  • Whether deschooling is necessary depends on if your child will follow a traditional curriculum or follow other educational approaches.

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How Long Deschooling Should Take

The rule of thumb: One month for every year a child has been in school. But this can vary depending on the child's temperament, previous experience, and life-stage.

Your child might need a longer deschooling period if they:

  • Don't like changes or reac...

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Deschooling, Unschooling, and Homeschooling

People usually have trouble differentiating between deschooling, homeschooling, and unschooling.

Deschooling: A temporary process that aims to prepare the student for an entirely different learning environment.

Homeschooling:...

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Deschooling is vital for starting homeschooling

Deschooling is vital for starting homeschooling

Deschooling is crucial if you want to have a successful homeschooling experience.

Deschooling is a way to deinstitutionalize the child or disrupt the institutionalized mindset created in a typical school environment. It is necessary to allow your child to adjust from the pu...

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Find the Best Learning Style

During deschooling, listen to your child's thoughts about their school experience, what they liked and disliked. You can experiment with different learning methods to see what will best suit your child's character and learning style. 

You can evaluate their strengths and we...

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Teach kids the importance of learning for themselves

In schools, children learn to memorise information, pass tests, regardless whether they're unwilling, or find the subject too easy or too hard. This brings stress and makes study an external process - they learn because they are told to, not because they want to....

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Deschooling activities

  • Take walks in nature. Go to the park or any natural attractions. Use the time to bond with your kid. Talk about what you see in nature. You can have a relaxed conversation about your child's interests.
  • Plan gardening activities. They'll learn respons...

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Tips for Deschooling

Deschooling will only be beneficial for your child if they perceive it as a positive experience.

  • Praise your child when they show interest in something new or learn something independently.
  • Create a close bond with your child. Encourage them to speak openly.

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Discover your child's Interests

In school, children have to follow a specific curriculum regardless of their feelings toward the subject. Homeschooling allows for a customizable education that fit your kid's interest and preference for learning.

You won't know what your kid wants to learn if they don't ge...

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Deal with psychological issues

Many kids experience bullying, discrimination, or other types of trauma by their peers during school years. This can affect a child's social and emotional development.

Deschooling provides the opportunity to deal with the trauma directly before continuing education.

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A guide to the deschooling process

The deschooling process can be divided into three steps.

  1. Initiation Phase: Relaxation and de-stress. The first few weeks after getting out of school, children need to take time to let go of the pressure built in school and the negative feelings associa...

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The philosopher behind the concept of deschooling

Ivan Illich is known for his critique of the modern schooling system.

His writing struck a chord with many people. In "Deschooling Society", he wrote: "The pupil is thereby "schooled" to confuse teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence,...

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