In a follow-up to the topic of dating, this week we’re taking a look at anarchist parenting and raising children.
Do you have children? Are you open to having children in the future or more of the no kids mindset? What brought you to this position? If you don’t have or plan to have children, why not?
Is it preferable to prepare them for the world or let them experience it directly? What has been your experience of being a parent? Are we living in a generation of parents who want to be friends with their children? What about anarchist or friendly media that you may recommend to other adult caretakers?
Ideally, what kind of school would you want to send your children to (or not)? Realistically, what are your experiences of having children in school and thoughts on what anarchists are currently doing? It seems we are a long ways off from The Modern School of Francesc Ferrer, Leonard Abbott, Alexander Berkman, Voltraine de Cleyre, and Emma Goldman – who all played founding roles in creating a school, but perhaps we’re missing something. What is it or what would it take?