Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Something old. . .something blue

 photo DSC00029.jpgSomething old, something new,
something borrowed, something blue."
—traditional English saying about what brides should wear

"And all of this is true because it rhymes."
—Vitruvius, in The Lego Movie

Look for beauty, truth and humor. Connect the dots!
photo by Sandra Dodd

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Better, patient, kind

 photo DSC01839.jpgLearning to live better with children makes one a better person. Being patient with a child creates more patience. Being kind to a child makes one a kinder person.
photo by Sandra Dodd

Monday, April 14, 2014

Good habits

"If you want to establish good habits, be gentle with your kids' feelings. Make their lives warmer and softer and easier so the habits they develop are those of warmth and joy, comfort and care."
—Meredith Novak
April 13, 2014
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You might like "Building an Unschooling Nest"
photo by Sandra Dodd

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The most important word

 photo DSC09389.jpg"The most important word in unschooling is 'with'."
—Sue Patterson
April 12, 2014
More on being with:
photo by Sandra Dodd

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New truths

"A lot of learning about unschooling is unlearning a lot of stuff that you're sure is true about learning."
—Joyce Fetteroll
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More by Joyce about How Unschooling Works
photo by Sandra Dodd

Friday, April 11, 2014

Don't fight nature

 photo DSC00376.jpg"Unschooling involves recognizing that fighting against human nature doesn't make better people."
—Meredith Novak
photo by Sandra Dodd

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The power to give kids choices

If children have freedom to choose, it's because the parents GIVE them that freedom, because they have the power to give it to them.

 photo DSC01509.jpgFor a parent to absolutely decide that he will never "insist" is going way too far, I think. Not only could it be, in some cases, illegal and neglectful, if the parent isn't even clear on what her duties and responsibilities are as a parent, maybe she isn't thinking clearly about other things, either.

Part of something long about If-then contracts
photo by Sandra Dodd
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