"Your child is not a project to show off to your family and friends. Your child is not here to help you validate your choices with their achievements. Your child needs your emotional support, your loving kindness, and your patience much more than he needs your ability to impart knowledge and skills. Knowledge and skills are the parsley on the plate. Stop focusing on parsley." - The Libertarian Homeschooler
The first time I read it I think I was over-focusing on the part about validation and for some reason I interpreted this to mean that they meant that it's wrong for a homeschool family to talk about achievements.
On the second reading I thought about the last sentence. I misinterpreted this to mean that learning does not matter which I don't agree with.
I always agreed with the part about a child needing emotional support, loving kindness and patience.
On the third reading it dawned on me that maybe what they mean is some homeschooling parents push achievement and neglect the emotional side of parenting. Also there are those who obsess over curriculum choices while at the same time not doing justice to providing the emotional support that ideally every child in the world would achieve. And it is those types that they are trying to reach with this message
That, I agree with.
Before I hit post I do need to say that it is possible though to provide a strong emotional foundation for a child, and to homeschool, and to care about learning, and to teach skills. You can do it all. Life can never be perfect but in a smart high-achieving homeschooling family it is part of daily life.
P.S. The Libertarian Homeschooler on Facebook says some outlandish or controversial statements which provokes discussion and draws attention. I see they have some kind of membership program and are in the process of writing a book. Their oldest is 13, I believe.