One of the questions I get asked most often is “how do you know if your child is learning enough?” To someone in the public school system, this seems like a valid question. It certainly did to me, as someone who attended public school as a child. But then you must ask yourself: who dictates how much a child should learn? The public school system!
One of the biggest problems I have with the public school system is that it tries to put every child in the same “box”. Every child is given the same materials and expected to learn the same material in the very same way. This doesn’t work! Every child is DIFFERENT. I have 5 children, and I am still amazed on a daily basis how differently each one of them learns. A lot of times we will watch the news or a documentary and have an analytical discussion with the older kids, and that’s how they learn. I believe they learn to think for themselves through analytical discussion.