Over the years since we embarked on this journey, we have realized that homeschooling is not just about helping parents educate children at home. It is much bigger than that. We have come to understand that we need to address the bigger perspective that of freedom and liberation. We strongly believe education is about transformation. Transformation of oneself.
To do this, the conditions and opportunities needs to be provided – freely, without fear. It has to be an environment of love and compassion.
A liberated learning environment will allow children the space (physical and mental) to grow and to explore their potential. As Howard Gardner said (paraphrased), “It is not how smart is your child, it’s more how your child IS smart“. Breaking free allows opportunities to explore alternative and innovative ways of economic dependencies, not merely washed away by the tide of the rat race. More importantly, liberation is about breaking out of (us) parent’s own insecurity, negative conditioning and even the from the limited boundaries of an education system (at times messy and lack direction).
Evolution and innovation are necessary in the education process – we need to think and act (inside and) outside the box.
Thus, end this short note 😉