The following is a post by contributor Angie Kauffman of Real Life at Home.
While I have always been extremely interested in child-led learning, it’s been one of those things that just doesn’t seem to flow in our home. Despite my desires for it to be otherwise, it seems that a primarily child-led approach just isn’t going to happen.
I finally had to evaluate why it doesn’t work for us, and if there was anything I could do about it.
I have found two reasons that it doesn’t work out well in my house.
The first is that I like to plan our studies. In this way, I have often wondered if my two education degrees have been more of a hindrance than a help to our home education.
The second, and more important issue, is that my kids and I have something in common: they also like it when I come up with a plan of study for them.
If you’ve found yourself in the same situation, don’t give up on a child-led style of learning quite yet. These options might not look like what you had originally envisioned, but they just might be the perfect fit for your family.