Sunday, September 23, 2018

Candy, Chemicals, Condemnation



Let them eat candy
http://sandradodd.com/eating/poison

Irrational fear of chemicals by people whose kids might be better off in school:
http://sandradodd.com/chemicals

Condemnation of a substance or interest is also condemnation of children and of non-fearful parents (additions to page):
http://sandradodd.com/condemnation


photo (a link) by Lisa Celedon

Friday, September 7, 2018

Tool, Reading, Change



Reading isn't a tool, it's a skill, involving several abilities.
New Page, on tools, skills and abilities.
http://sandradodd.com/tool

Quote added, with link to more, about encouragement for reading and other learning:
http://sandradodd.com/r/encouragement

Addition, about acceptance of change, bottom right, with a photo to consider:
http://sandradodd.com/change/



cake and photo (a link) by Sandra Dodd

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Doors, doorways, doorframes

On my website I had started a page, and I've added to it today, a bit.
http://sandradodd.com/doorframes

Mostly, I added a link to a longer set of such images, here:
http://sandradodd.blogspot.com/2013/12/ability-and-opportunity.html
Probably, I created that when I couldn't remember what my previous collection was called. That happens.

Gradually, I'm labelling photos on Just Add Light and Stir. Here are some doors and doorways:
https://justaddlightandstir.blogspot.com/search/label/door

Having three links about images is unusual for this blog. Usually I'm announcing things that are practical or philosophical. I can defend my doors! Strength and options are shown by those climbers. Doorways are representative of choices, of mystery, of newness. They can be symbols of history, and safety. Architecturally, and practically, in human history, doors are wonderful things.

photo by Sandra Dodd

Monday, August 13, 2018

Intelligences, Critical Thinking, "Me time"

Added ten links and an line of bird outlines to the page on Multiple Intelligences.
http://sandradodd.com/intelligences/

Critical thinking, critical thought... When reading, wonder whether it's plausible, reasonable, sensible. Wonder why.
http://sandradodd.com/criticalthought

Added new writing by Jen Keefe, and two images/quotes (Just Add Light posts) to "me time"
http://sandradodd.com/metime




photo (a link) by Gail Higgins



Sunday, August 12, 2018

Voices in your head, support


There are probably some good voices in your head, and maybe some old leftovers.
http://sandradodd.com/voices

Learning to value support of unschooling, and of children, over "support" of the mom:
http://sandradodd.com/support/thoughts



photo (a link) by Roya Dedeaux

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Choice and Incremental change


Addtion to the gradual change page, of a presentation called "Choices and Incremental Change," from 2015.
http://sandradodd.com/gradualchange

Direct link to the new section with video:
http://sandradodd.com/gradualchange#incremental

ADDED to the page of recordings: the link above and four talks given at the HSC conferences in 2010 and 2012. They were for sale there, before, and now are freely available. Listen online or download.
http://sandradodd.com/listen/






photo (a link) by Janine Davies

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Infants, babies, toddlers, in German and English



Translation by Sabine Reichelt of some of my writing about infants, babies and toddlers:
Sei ihr Partner, nicht ihr Gegner
It was published in March 2018 in this issue of unerzogen
https://www.unerzogen-magazin.de/aktuelle_ausgabe/

The source material from which the translator worked is here. She didn't use the first part, I think, and said she shortened the end.
This is eleven pages / nine sections from my book The Big Book of Unschooling.
http://sandradodd.com/german/InfantsChildrenBigBook.pdf

photo (a link) by Eileen Mahowald

Friday, June 15, 2018

Real world, "facist PC garbage," self-command



Saved an interesting Q&A about "the real world," too long for the Unschool World page, so it has its own. Good writers you might recognize contributed to that 2014 question about how to keep CPS from taking unschooled kids away.
http://sandradodd.com/realworld

New writing (quote by evil others and commentary by me) at the bottom of
http://sandradodd.com/separation
(I was insulted, but I did not stand down.)

Addition to "self-regulation" (a page warning against that as a goal) adding "self-command" with a Jane Austen quote
http://sandradodd.com/self-regulation

photo (a link) by Marji Zintz

Monday, June 4, 2018

Jen Keefe; Santa; Doing enough? ; Battling assault


Jen Keefe's writing on growth and change, on peace/becoming (Becoming the Parent You Want to be)
http://sandradodd.com/peace/becoming#Jen

New page, because Joyce wrote "I think Sandra has..." and I didn't. There's a link to what Joyce wrote, and why, too:
http://sandradodd.com/santa

Additions to pages on doing enough, and battling/fighting (being assaulted by fear):

http://sandradodd.com/enough
http://sandradodd.com/battle

photo (a link) by Annie Regan

Monday, April 16, 2018

Getting warm, Politics, Kirby and his mom


"Getting warm" is better than "getting cold." Enthusiasm and excitement are good things.
http://sandradodd.com/gettingwarm

New page on why political activism in the parents has the potential to harm unschooling
http://sandradodd.com/politics

Transcript (a nice one) of 2010 "Class Dismissed" interview of Sandra and Kirby Dodd, and notes, and links, and video
http://sandradodd.com/classDismissed

photo (a link) by Holly Dodd

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Conversation enablers, Video Games, Food Fear,



Commentary added to ideas about side-by-side activities that foster discussion, bottom:
http://sandradodd.com/truckcomments

Learning from video games, as an unschooler—interview of Xander MacSwan, by Pam Laricchia
http://sandradodd.com/videogames/

New video at the bottom of Food Fear page (humor that's truth; short and fun):
http://sandradodd.com/foodfear/

photo (a link) by Orion Larson

Monday, March 19, 2018

Sweet feedback, "getting it," labels


Additions to these pages:

Three new comments, left column, near the top
http://sandradodd.com/feedback/

Older writing, newly added to the site, about why one family didn't get it sooner.
http://sandradodd.com/gettingit (direct link)


And some of that writing added as commentary about how labels did not help, and we were right:
http://sandradodd.com/labels (third on left, for now)



photo (a link) by Annie Regan

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