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I want my kids to be happy!

I want my kids to be happy!
It’s been a while since I did not talk about a TED video. Here we go!
 
This video is inspiring. Even if our son seems happy at school and we do not regret our choice, I am convinced that the school system in France is not adapted to the child needs. By needs, I mean being in nature, watching and experiencing life, meeting different people, acting more than listening and simply understanding life.
 
When I was a kid, I knew from the early ages, that my goal at school was to have good results. So my entire school curriculum, I was a very serious student and I learned all my lessons by heart; I will come to that notion afterwards. When the exams came, I did not take any chance to think by myself and I copied my mate who I was sure she would know the right answer. The only positive experience with that was my ability to choose the mate that had good results and was not opposed to be copied L
 
This part of my life, I am not proud of it. That the reason why our son is in a state private school, with Montessori learning process. I have the feeling this type of school approaches learning process based on concrete experiments more than grades.
 
Remain the lack of nature time and the lack of experiencing life. Living in a city is not easy to fill these needs. Optimists will say that you can find nature inside the city and so on, it’s just a way of thinking. I easily, imagine my analyst saying that! They are probably right; it’s just less easy to do so.
 
In conclusion, like every parent, I really want my kids to be happy. I will do my utmost to be not focused on grades, to give them choices and be aware of their differences and wills.
 
The video, in brief
Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to be home schooled instead. Not only was he home schooled, but Logan had the ability to tailor his education to his interests and also his style of learning, something traditional education does not offer. As Logan has mentioned, when he grows up he wants to be happy and healthy. At a TED talk in 2013, he discussed how hacking his education is helping him achieve that goal.
 
What I learned about this video is the importance of community. I am convinced of that too. Growing up, my wish is to create a solid community for my child to feel secured, to be eager to help people and to be open to diversity.
 


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