Monday, January 26, 2015

Native habitats

"It's important to observe radically unschooled kids rather than kids in general because kids in general are shaped by the relationship they have with their parents and their freedom to explore. Kids who are controlled behave very differently from kids who are supported in their explorations. They are as different as zoo animals kept in cages are different from animals who grow up in their native habitats."
—Joyce Fetteroll
photo by Rippy Dusseldorp

Sunday, January 25, 2015


There are no guarantees, but we can always do a little better.
photo by Laurie Wolfrum

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Hidden secret rooms and magic doors

When I move thru your site, I feel like a child in a candy store, or like I'm in a fantastic meandering castle with hidden secret rooms and magic doors to new realities.
I didn't keep the name of the person who wrote that, but I love the images.
photo by Julie D

Friday, January 23, 2015

Less terrified, more attracted

I've been reading your unschooling writings for around five years or so, being simultaneously terrified and attracted. Well, less terrified and more attracted as time goes by. Thank you.

(Quote saved without attribution, from a private note years ago.)
photo by Sandra Dodd

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Gradual Change

"The leaps I've tried to take always seem to leave me feeling shaky and uncertain that I'm on the right track. When I inch forward in baby steps the ground feels solid and I know I'm heading in the right direction. I know it's working when I'm at peace. That's the marker I look for."
—Leah Rose
photo by Eileen Mahowald

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

No bad choices? But...

 photo DSC01388.jpgWithout choices, they can't make choices. Without choices they can't make good choices OR bad choices.
photo by Sandra Dodd

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sand and water

 photo SandWriting.jpgPlay with sand and water. Find seeds. Sit in the shade, and in the sun. Set ice in the shade and in the sun. Write with ice on a sunny sidewalk.
photo by Janine Davies
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