Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sharper tools

Joyce Fetteroll wrote:
The basic idea of unschooling is that we learn what we need by using it. And that's exactly how kids learn to speak English. Toddlers aren't trying to learn English. They're using a tool (English) to get what they want: which might be juice or a hug or picked up to see better. The English tool is more efficient than other tools they've been using: pointing or crying or wishing. And because English is more efficient, they use it more. And because they use it more, the get better at it. Kids learn English (and everything else) as a *side effect* of living and pursuing what they enjoy.
photo by Sandra Dodd

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Brave and calm

Be brave,

     be calm,

          be happy.
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photo by Sandra Dodd

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sparkly and flowing

 photo MariaWongCreek.jpgSometimes it's fun to try to think with fewer words.

Unschoolers can move toward "better" by making better choices.

Imagine a way to be. What about clean, moving water?

When you choose activities, responses, thoughts and moods could you choose things more sparkly and flowing?
photo by Maria Wong

Monday, April 24, 2017

Adult things

 photo grapesDonnAnderson.jpgKids blossom and get bigger from doing adult things because they want to, instead of kid-things they have to do because they're small.
photo by Donna Anderson

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Nurture and share

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Be the kind of person you want your child to be.

Nurture your own curiosity and joy.

Find gratitude and abundance in your life.

Explore. Make connections, on your own.

Share those with your children when they're interesting.
photo by Sandra Dodd

Saturday, April 22, 2017

If you can...

Sometimes the thing to do is just to go to sleep.
photo by Holly Dodd

Friday, April 21, 2017

The best answers

 photo Straw bale target.jpgIt's hard to explain unschooling, partly because the best answers are "it depends," followed by questions for the parents to consider while they're making their decisions.

. . . .

Getting unschooling is a process. There will be more to get once you're comfortable with the new understandings and behaviors.
photo by Abby Davis
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