Asking many questions

One of the great things about unschooling is that children can ask many questions without worrying about how other people think about their questions and how much time they can spend asking in class.

Unlimited questions!! Literally.

Hina asked many questions not only to me but also to others.

Sometimes, Hina asks questions out of nowhere. Maybe she watches it on YouTube or suddenly the questions come up to her mind.

She asked me the other day why monks are only male. Although we also have nuns, religious ceremonies are held by monks.

I have not wondered this way because it’s the way as it has been. I remembered some researcher who had published a book about gender in religion. From Hina’s curiosity, we can study about the topic more and deeply.

Sometimes adults feel tired of being asked many questions. If I am tired, I tell Hina that I would like to have that talk later. We can take a rest. Hina understands it.

I found that there are different types of questioning. Sometimes Hina questions because she disagrees. This is a good opportunity for a discussion.

I try to wait and see what Hina really means since children can’t express everything in words due to their limitations of wording. I try to rephrase what she wants to say. To do so, I need to listen to her first.

This kind of communication is important for different occasions and even for adults. My communication skills have been developing thanks to Hina.

I love her dynamic drawing.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Author:

Engineer -> Post graduate -> Educator -> Full-time Mother. University lecturer of a local university in Cambodia since 2015. She has chosen unschooling education style for her daughter. 2015年10月より、カンボジアで大学教師に。娘の教育はアンスクールングと呼ばれるスタイルで。

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