When we as a family decided to embark on this natural learning journey, we were always open to the idea that if either of our children wanted to go to school we would go with it and support them no matter what.

Well today my gorgeous Sunny-Tao started preschool, because he wanted to. He has friends that go to this wonderful small community preschool and he expressed an interest in attending. I completely supported his decision and even though I missed him immensely, I knew in my heart he was going to love it.

And he did LOVE it! The baby chickens, the building, the painting, the playing, the singing, the connecting, the laughing, the digging, the fun .......

The beauty of this particular preschool is that they extend on the children's interests, so it's similar to a natural learning approach to education.

Even though my eldest son Finn was sad at saying goodbye to Sunny-T this morning, I know he LOVED the special day we had together at the art gallery and just quietly connecting over books and maps (Finn's new interest). 

I trust that Sunny intuitively knows that this is the right path for him, even though it is different to what I wanted.
 
Trusting children is a huge part of the natural learning process and I see Sunny making this choice for himself as part of this process. And if just down the path, he decides it's not for him, then thats fine too.





 
One of my greatest lessons in life so far, has been to trust myself first.

There will always be other opinions, whether it's friends, family, or even society at large, but only I know what is best for me. 

In our western society we are taught to not think for ourselves and to put so called 'experts', such as doctors, teachers, politicians, scientists etc up on  pedestals and to take every word they feed us as the truth.

And the majority of our society do just that..by mindlessly watching TV, injecting their children with unknown vaccines, feeding them foods laden with chemicals, treating pregnancy as a medical procedure rather than a completely natural process...the examples could go on & on...

An example of how we are completely misled by the media was a chance watching of MEDIA WATCH on the ABC last week. They spoke of a 'germ expert' being interviewed  by a mainstream news channel and also on the radio. He was advocating the use of bleach for cleaning everything in the home, to save your family from nasty germs. He turned out to be an employee of White Power, a bleach manufacturer!

So these so-called news stories are actually just more advertising!
Bleach is a poison by the way and an increased use in the home will pollute our waterways!

The mass population are being brainwashed daily by TV and other forms of media! Why do the masses allow this to happen .... where does this compliance and conformity come from?

Sadly, I believe it comes from our education system. Children are told for so many years to do what they are told or  get in trouble, in other words coerced into compliance. So this continues on .... 

The masses go on to trust the government to make sure food is safe for their children and trust doctors to know that all vaccines are safe and beneficial for their children, yet in reality this is far from the truth.

I believe the solution is found by empowering yourself with knowledge! Read and research! We are blessed to be living in the information age, with an answer to any question at our fingertips.
 
When we were planning on falling pregnant, I read and researched widely on the topic. I didn't rely on the mainstream media to tell me what to do. The natural way was right for me......so I researched more and decided to focus on  nutrition and be completely chemical free in our home.  This led to a problem free pregnancy and natural home birth. All the while though, 'experts' were trying to coerce me into a hospital birth, but I trusted myself enough to remain true to what I thought was best. Although I was always open to going to the hospital at any time if the need be....a healthy baby was my main priority.

I have followed my intuition and trusted myself enough to know what is right for myself and my family, regardless of what society is telling me to do. I am open to listening to so-called experts and then I make my own informed choice. 

I believe when we teach our children to trust authority without question (as questioning authority means insolence and punishment) then we are setting our children up for a lifetime of conformity. To me this is the opposite of creativity and free thinking, which allows children's real talents to shine through. Let's teach our children to trust themselves, by allowing them to question everything and form their own theories on life .

Who will make the most difference to our world in the future, the conformists or the free thinkers?

Want more on this topic...watch 'Your Indoctrination'.....

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