Book Reviews of The Unprocessed Child: Living Without School

The Unprocessed Child: Living Without School
The Unprocessed Child Living Without School
Author: Valerie Fitzenreiter
ISBN-13: 9780972941600
ISBN-10: 0972941606
Publication Date: 7/2003
Pages: 264
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Unbounded Publications
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Unprocessed Child: Living Without School on
Helpful Score: 2
Though I found this book easy to read and found several good ideas, the author comes across as smug, which becomes irritating. I wonder how her viewpoint would have changed if she had had more than one child, meaning, would she still let her child decide if and when she would do chores, clean up after herself, etc.? However, the education aspects of this book, the "unschooling" idea part, were very helpful and somewhat inspiring.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed reading this book. It made me reconsider the "traditional" approach.
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Helpful Score: 1
If you are interested in, but unsure about, homeschooling or unschooling, this would be a great book to read. If you need a little encouragement in your homeschooling endeavor it would also be good.
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Not for the Christian Home schooler, or the conservative Christian. The views in the book are anti-Christian, she even writes a whole chapter on it.
Hated this book so much I trashed it.
I actually purchased it through a Christian homeschool website. They had so many complaints, they pulled it after realizing its anti-christian theme.
There were some good ideas, but not worth reading the whole book for. You can find other Christian homeschool or unschooling books elsewhere.
The lady doesn't even believe in teaching manners to her child. And she only has one child. I don't think her idea's would have worked in a home with several children. Most of us don't live in a home with just one "perfect compliant" child. We live in the real world with children with different personalities who react in different ways to different things, not all the same.
I could go on. I actually wrote a very long review on this book several years ago but its gone now as that website is gone. It was very detailed, with quotes from the book.
Just my 2 cents. CHRISTIANS BEWARE!