Without school and prohibitions: how to raise children in a non-standard English family
Many parents believe that the right upbringing is to instill good manners in the child, give him education and teach him how to behave in society.
However, the family from Hebden Bridge (England) adheres to completely different rules in the upbringing of their children: their kids do not go to school, do not go to bed at nine in the evening and at the same time grow up absolutely happy!
Gemma and Lewis Rownsley are young parents who already have seven children. The youngest, Wolf (in translation - the Wolf) - only a year, and the eldest Sky - thirteen. By the way, all children have original names - Phoenix, Pearl, Hunter, Zephyr ... The whole family takes part in the British show “Wild Families”, in which parents share their experience in raising children outside the rules dictated by society.
Gemme Rownsley is only 35 years old,she is happy to talk about the days in their unusual family: “We go with the flow: if the weather is good, we go for a walk for the whole day, and if it rains, we stay at home to do things. We have no restrictions, so children do what they really want. ”
The only strict rule in the family is a ban to lie and offend each other, instilling mutual respect in the family. Children do not go to school, parents teach teenagers to read and write, every year their inspectors check out their level of knowledge.
Phoenix, for example, didn’t want to learn to read and write at all, but when he needed to exchange messages with friends, he quickly learned to read and write. Children do not pass exams, do not live according to a schedule, and, as their mother claims, she and her husband do not care too much. Gemma Rownsley emphasizes: “We are really serious about raising our children, and we are given so many compliments about what wonderful children we have. So our technique looks a bit crazy, but it actually works great! ”
Mom and sons.