Often it is scary for parents “freedom to do what I want to do” and “what if the child does not choose what the child needs to work on. When the need to work on maths, science Hindi, English, history comes from our own thinking…………there is no freedom. When the need to work on the same topics from the child’s own thinking, there is freedom. When the need to work on the challenge comes from the child’s own experiences – there is freedom.
So what do we do?
Shall we not create challenges for the children?
Shall we not push them to learn other topics (other than their own comfort zone)?
How about we do all the above, but with the focus on “thinking” rather than the topic itself or with the goal to teach them the topic. We can teach them the subject but we need to make them experience their own thinking. When the need comes from my own thinning there is freedom.