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How to Deal with Your Family's Anti-Unschooling Feelings

By Leo Babauta

When you start out as a new unschooling family, or even if you're just contemplating it, one of the biggest obstacles are not "how to do it" or "will this even work" but the other people in your life.

Your family and friends can be incredibly negative about the idea of homeschooling/unschooling.

And that's perfectly understandable, actually. Anytime we do something that's very out of the mainstream, we face resistance from others. Especially when it comes to raising kids, which is a hugely emotional issue for most people.

Why do other people react so negatively? Consider:

Not Rules, But Guidelines

On The 4 Hour Struggle

If you are looking to be a better strategist, stop viewing advice as rules. Instead, consider them to be guidelines. Why?

For starters, there is a lot of conflicting advice from successful people. Variations of the following statements have been made by multiple millionaire entrepreneurs:

Do you start working full-time on your startup/idea?

"Make sure to have your business profitable before quitting your day job."

or

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