"This documentary meets three families who are raising their children under the off-grid parenting philosophy. Does a lack of rules make the children healthier and happier, or lead to behaviour issues?"
There's been a lot of media discussion of unschooling this week because of the Channel 4 documentary broadcasting this evening at 9.00pm.
I will be watching it with interest. The title, Feral Families, is clearly intended to be controversial, and is loaded with negative connotations.
Watch it and see what you think of the portrayal.
(especially of an animal) in a wild state, especially after escape from captivity or domestication:
"a feral cat"
synonyms: wild · untamed · undomesticated · untrained · unused to humans · unbroken · not broken in · not house-trained · not housebroken
resembling or characteristic of a wild animal:
"his teeth were bared in a feral snarl"
synonyms: fierce · ferocious · vicious · savage · aggressive · tigerish · wolfish · predatory · menacing · threatening · bloodthirsty
(of a young person) behaving in a wildly undisciplined and antisocial way:
"gangs of feral youths"
feral child (n)
(Peoples) a neglected child who engages in lawless or anti-social behaviour
FERAL FAMILIES TRAILER
(Image via Channel 4)