(It’s a woefully incomplete list. If you’re reading this, consider yourself on it.)
…to all my years of schooling, for showing me what not to do.
…to my homeschool co-op, for teaching me that getting the kids out of the school was not enough; I had to get the school out of me.
…to Kelly, for Live & Learn (and Bananagrams and general overall awesomeness).
…to all of the amazing unschoolers I have met at conferences and gatherings and camp and online. You have rocked my world.
…to all the amazing unschoolers I haven’t yet met, who are trusting their kids and trusting themselves and turning a tired schooling paradigm — and parenting paradigm — on its head. You, too, have rocked my world.
…to my ex-husband, who could have been awful about this unschooling thing, but wasn’t.
…to my partner, who loves and trusts and supports and believes.
…to my daughter, who has been my best teacher.
I am forever in your debt, and grateful, grateful, grateful.