Some people would automatically associate the phrase “free-thinking homeschoolers” with other phrases, such as secular homeschoolers or even unschoolers.
Wanna know something? That association isn’t always correct.
Free thinking homeschoolers should be defined exactly how it sounds. As homeschooling families who are trying to raise children to think for themselves. They have open discussions on everything from spiritual beliefs and political affiliations to favorite foods and favorite movies.
I like to think that I am helping my boys be free thinkers. I was an adult, married with a child, before I fully realized that SO many of my opinions or beliefs weren’t really mine; they were my parents and they were projected onto me. Some of those things I did agree with them on, but I had to find my own way on many of them as well. My husband is the same boat, to a degree.
Our hope is that if we start now, while they are so young, that they understand they do, and will always have, the ability to form their own thoughts and be proud of that.