My First Words

I keep imagining a kid, maybe 12, 14 —who may be but is not neccesaily my kid in the future— gently smiling contentedly, coasting along on their bicycle, the
sun on their skin and the spring breeze in their hair, as they ride over to
their fellow unschooler friend’s house. For me, this daydream is about
connections that have an ease to them. The kids “get” each other in a way that
kids who aren’t unschooled may not, and these connections are not impeded by
space and time. They are local and immediate. And furthermore, they are
supported by a network of connected families which offer even greater sense of

Do you have unschooler friends? How did you find them? Is there a special connection there?

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