Unschooling, defined? How we’re different:
Unschoolers believe similar broad concepts about the nature of children and of learning, that set us slightly apart from other people. There are plenty of unschoolers who may disagree on some of the finer points, but the core beliefs are, in my opinion, fairly common ground:
Unschoolers believe strongly in the innate capabilities and curiosity of the human spirit from birth.
Firstly, we do not see children as inferior to adults (that’s adultism, FYI).
We strive to treat people of all ages as primarily competent, well-intentioned individuals who possess sufficient internal motivation and drive to learn and grow throughout life.
In short, unschoolers believe positive, life-affirming things about human nature, and we have (or cultivate) a large amount of trust in our children as people.