Sunday, April 22, 2012

Spontaneity, more than control

If you want to make the sun come up, first see what time it's expected to rise, and command it right at that moment.

If you want to make children do what you want, find out what they want to do and would enjoy doing, and make it seem like you've provided that thing or opportunity, if you want, at first, if it makes you feel like you made the sun come up. But those who insist that they should and can and will control another person often end up alone, emotionally if not physically.

To have a life of learning and joy, spontaneity is more important than control. Acceptance is more valuable than resistance.

The quote is from page 29 of The Big Book of Unschooling
but this link will work:
photo by Sandra Dodd

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Sandra. Again! I couldn´t agree more. I think that is the only way for homeschooling to work.


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