Ten Minutes on Thursday
“Hey, Sophie! How about I interview you for this week’s unschooling video?”
“Okay. What will you ask me?”
“All those tricky questions…
Why should children be allowed to follow their interests? Aren’t parents in a better position to know what their children need to know? Should children be made to learn things they aren’t interested in?
In the adult world, everyone has to do things they don’t want to do. Shouldn’t children get into the habit of doing those things now?
Are unschooled children lazy? If they have the choice to do whatever they want, will they choose to do nothing at all?
Are unschooling children reluctant to do chores? Do they leave all the work to their parents?”
Sophie has opinions. She is answering my questions even before I’ve pressed the record button on the camera.
“Hang on a minute… Okay, let’s begin!”
Soon we have a number of video clips. I string them together, and then add title and credit pages. We have made a new video.
The video starts off a little slowly but Sophie soon warms up. She wants to apologise for her voice. She has a cold and is wheezy from a prolonged asthma attack. (I thought she sounded just fine.)
We hope you’ll watch…
An Interview with an Unschooling Teenager