Friday, March 27, 2015

Choose Choices (...repeat)

"Children have to be taught to self-regulate." That "rule" is parroted by non-thinking parents with great regularity. It can be replaced with "I would like to help my child make thoughtful choices."

If you think of controlling yourself, and of your children controlling themselves, it's still about control. If people live by principles their choices come easily.
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When you hear or say "They will self-regulate," think to yourself: "They will learn to make choices."
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(Quote is from page 56 of The Big Book of Unschooling.)
photo by Sandra Dodd

This post first appeared in May 2013.

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