Sunday, May 1, 2011

It's time to pay attention to your child.

Don't be the clock's mother. Don't watch the clock to see if it's time to eat.

Watch your child.
. . . .
Clocks are great for meeting people at a certain time, but they were never intended to be an oracle by which mothers would decide whether to pay attention to a child or not. Your child knows whether he's hungry. You don't. The clock doesn't either, never did, and never will.

The Big Book of Unschooling, page 163
photo by Sandra Dodd


  1. I just love these daily snippets of wisdom, Sandra! Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Hi Sandra,

    I translate this one on our blog. Thanks for sharing your words ! :-)

    en français, ici



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