My Unschooling Book Series (28)
What happens if I publish my unschooling book and then I receive negative comments? What if you disagree with my ideas? If you do, I could conclude:
What works for my family might not suit yours
Every family is different. We’re all aiming to meet the needs of each of our children. We’re not necessarily trying to discover the one and only unschooling way of doing things.
What I have written might not be wrong
Ideas sometimes need pondering. With time, we often change our minds and accept ideas we previously felt uncomfortable with. Maybe whenever we do hear something we disagree with, we need to keep an open mind. Think about things and not dismiss them straightaway.
I could be wrong
But what if you ponder and then conclude that I’m wrong? I can accept that. But I do hope you won’t just dismiss my book and say, “That was a waste of time and money!” Instead, maybe we can discuss the ideas and learn from each other. Go deeper. I want my book to open up an unschooling conversation.
So the next question is this: Can I write my book in such a way that you won’t toss it aside if you come across something that you disagree with? Can I find the right words that will encourage you to ponder and discuss and if necessary, agree to disagree in a friendly and accepting way? I don’t know, but that’s what I’m aiming for!
This is my 30th blog post in 30 days. Yes, I completed my unschooling book challenge! It hasn’t been easy writing every single day for a month. There were times when I was extremely tired or very busy with other things and I was tempted to give up. But I didn’t. I’m glad I persevered. I’ve made good progress with my book!
So what’s ahead? Am I now going to disappear? Well, I might do for a few days but this is what I’m thinking: I still have lots to say. Even after blogging for a whole month, I feel I’ve barely scratched the surface of my unschooling book. There’s a lot more I could share. I’m going to continue writing and editing and maybe I can still post bits and pieces of my manuscript or some of my raw thoughts here on my blog. I won’t be publishing new posts every day. Just occasionally. How does that sound? Will you keep reading? Will you keep sharing your thoughts in the comments? I hope so because I’m finding everyone’s input very helpful. You’re giving me extra things to think about.
I’d like to thank everyone who is helping me. I do appreciate you stopping by and sharing your experiences. I know I’ve got behind with answering comments, but I hope to catch up now that I won’t be posting every day.
And just in case you’re wondering… I’ve published 30 blog posts during November so why is this only my 28th unschooling book post? During November, I obviously wrote two posts that weren’t about my book! I posted a story in memory of my son Thomas on 9th November. And on a different day, I wrote a post about being tired which turned out to be an unschooling one but not really about my book!