The paperback version of the Buccaneer- Scholar is now available. It has a new chapter.
Although I wrote the book for young working people who work with their minds, it turns out the dominant market for it is parents of homeschooled and unschooled kids. So, I’ve added a chapter specifically for them. It’s deals with how to think and feel about your child growing up and making the jump to adulthood. Being self-educated is no obstacle for them, but we parents sometimes worry about that.
The chapter looks at three famous thinkers: Vincent Van Gogh, Mark Twain, and Charles Darwin. None of these men found their stride until they were 27. My self-making son is 17, so that’s a comfort to me! Van Gogh, in particular, wrote a painful letter to his brother, wherein he poured out his heart about feeling aimless and frustrated. Just a few weeks later, he decided to be a painter… and made history.
See Van Gogh’s letter, here.