Saturday, February 14, 2015

Learning curve, Steps to the Highest Place, Rules

 photo RobbieHawk.jpgThe learning curve of unschoolers has a plateau in the middle, it seems. Don't worry.
http://sandradodd.com/learningcurve.html

New, near the bottom, about the game Snakes and Ladders (and its purpose and history, with a new image):
http://sandradodd.com/game/snakesandladders

Video added, to go with the song lyrics that have been there for ten years and some, about rules/principles:
http://sandradodd.com/benrules

photo by Colleen Prieto, of Robbie with a hawk, and it's a link

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sugar, Barbie, Words

Sugar, children's need for it, and desire for it (additions to an existing page, bottom)
http://sandradodd.com/sugar
"no, thanks..." to birthday cake... (top of the page)
http://sandradodd.com/eating/sweets

Barbie (new writing by Robin Bentley, under "Memories" in the lefthand column)
http://sandradodd.com/barbie.html

Note added in box to right (positive comment found elsewhere):
http://sandradodd.com/words/



photo by Julie D; a link

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sweets; don't battle; learning how...

Surprising change re: chocolate frogs, top of the page:
http://sandradodd.com/eating/sweets

Negative approaches to peace (battle, fight, struggle, strive... don't!!)
http://sandradodd.com/battle

Minor additions at the bottoms of two pages, both from 2004.
http://sandradodd.com/haveto
http://sandradodd.com/readalittle

Monday, January 5, 2015

Deschooling, Young Adults, evil Christmas cookies

New at the bottom of the page; related to what's right at the top.
SandraDodd.com/deschooling/

Deb Lewis, up top, about her son and related ideas:
SandraDodd.com/youngadults/

The villification of Christmas cookies, by parents who are not good coaches (near the bottom, two things added)
SandraDodd.com/eating/sugar

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Poison prevention, food, changing

Why would a child eat pills, or laundry soap packets?
http://sandradodd.com/eating/poison

New quote added, by Karen Angstadt, third item, righthand side:
http://sandradodd.com/foodproblems

Added two notes at http://sandradodd.com/feedback/

Thank you for all the time you give. Giving people a great philosophy to live by is one thing but actually helping people to put it into practice is so much more.



Thank you Sandra, Pam, and Joyce, and so many other wonderful and generous women, for helping me strive to be a better person, a better mom, a better wife, a better daughter, a better friend. Thank you for helping me change and really BE better.

Thost two new quotes have a similarity. They came from very different places, on the same day, but say something that isn't usually said. Reading at Always Learning or Radical Unschooling Info gives one access to ongoing assistance to change for the better.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Five requests (please pick one or two and help me out)

My website will be thirteen years old in two months. It grows all the time, and I'm proud of it but it costs $131.28 per year. I have that a a few more expenses I would like to ask for assistance with.
 photo image108.jpg
Perhaps your life is richer and more peaceful than it would have been without this collection of writings.

It's Christmas, and many families with young children are beyond budget this time of year, so I've thought of some alternatives that don't cost anything but would still make life better for other unschoolers (or maybe others), and I want to leave a hint about how much I love Christmas cards.

http://sandradodd.com/2014/request

Thank you for considering this. I know it's a busy time of year. I appreciate your interest in my work, and your time.


The photo is Marty and his new bride, Ashlee, with Holly and Keith on the left, and me and Kirby on the right.
We don't have full=sized photos yet, but maybe you can see a bit of us, on November 20, 2014.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Generosity, Principles, Food and more

New writing by Karen Aye Angstadt, lefthand column, about the effects of generosity:
http://sandradodd.com/generosity

I'm not announcing all the chat transcripts we edit and publish (Marta Pires helps me) but there are several lately. They are at http://chattranscripts.blogspot.com when they're finished.

Some of the recent completions are:
Principles of Learning http://chattranscripts.blogspot.com/2014/11/principles-of-learning.html
Food http://chattranscripts.blogspot.com/2014/11/food.html
"Is this enough?" http://chattranscripts.blogspot.com/2014/11/enough.html
"Me-time" http://chattranscripts.blogspot.com/2014/10/me-time.html


Click the photo for my best writing of the month and an accidently wonderful photo.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Schuyler; Growth, Video Games

New photo of Schuyler, playing a ukelele, which she does well and often:
http://sandradodd.com/schuylerwaynforth

New, by Karen James, on top of a great page that's not often linked:
http://sandradodd.com/growth

New by Karen James, bottom of this page (the top part by Karen is older):
http://sandradodd.com/videogames/seriously.html


I collect these one at a time, so I didn't notice until I was about to add a photo that two of them are Karen James. And really it's three of them, because Karen came back with an addendum about video games. THANK YOU, Karen, for your contributions to the collection of great writings for unschooling parents!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Abundance, "Me" time, the deeper nature of unschooling

New quote by Joyce right up top, on the "Abundance" page:
http://sandradodd.com/abundance/

New page on "me time":
http://sandradodd.com/metime

Addition, second box on the right, to "Reality as an environment for unschooling"
http://sandradodd.com/reality/


The photo, a link, by Sandra

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Surprises, young adults, learning and "issues"

New page on stories of children surprising a parent or two by some knowledge or action:
http://sandradodd.com/surprise

New, right-hand side, Joyce Fetteroll and her daughter Kat on differences Kat sees between herself and schooled co-workers and acquaintances:
http://sandradodd.com/youngadults

Debbie Regan wrote something great. I lifted two parts and deposited them on "The Problem with Teaching"
http://sandradodd.com/teaching/problem
and "When Parents have Issues"
http://sandradodd.com/issues/


photo of baby Kirby Dodd is a link

Friday, October 10, 2014

Healing, Spanish discussion, a downside of choice

New page on healing, with links to a dozen other pages on healing and change:
http://sandradodd.com/healing

In Spanish, on Facebook, Radical Unschooling en EspaƱol, group created by Alicia Gonzalez:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/708095229264708/

New page, not new writing. Choice creates a burden (a comparison to women's movement problems from the 1970's).
http://sandradodd.com/issues/choice
(Not a light and breezy page. It burdens the reader with a reminder not to burden other parents or children.)

The photo is a link.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Priorities, Albuquerque ALLive, Hema Bharadwaj

New photo (by Lisa Jonick) and caption/quote (mine), you can't miss it, partway down:
http://sandradodd.com/priorities

Albuquerque ALLive, registration open, December 27-30, 2014
http://albuquerqueallive.blogspot.com

The Big Book of Unschooling is dedicated to Hema Bharadwaj, because it was her idea, and prodding, that got me to write it. Here's a paga about her. She will be speaking in Albuquerque in December.
http://sandradodd.com/hema

She and other speakers are linked in a tab at Albuquerque ALLive link above.

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