Friday, April 24, 2015

Courtesy, Inspiration

Courtesy (with links to related things—a page I hadn't finished until recently):
http://sandradodd.com/courtesy

Crediting inspirations, additions to an obscure page:
http://sandradodd.com/inspiration

Monday, April 6, 2015

Fear, Bullshit, Obstacles, Choices and Mistakes

New writing about fears (top, Clare Kirkpatrick):
http://sandradodd.com/fears

New page addressing extreme nonsense presented as truth:
http://sandradodd.com/bullshit

Older page discovered and finished, on obstacles
http://sandradodd.com/obstacles

Addition and clean-up to page on better choices:
http://sandradodd.com/betterchoice

Long-lost page with Deb Lewis writing on the value of and recovery from mistakes:
http://sandradodd.com/mistakes

photo (a link) by Claire Horsley


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Service; Memories and TV; Simpsons

 photo DSC020622.jpgNew description of first thoughts on "Service," second on the right, Parvine Shahid:
http://sandradodd.com/service (addition to existing page)

Memories related to TV viewing, featuring writing by Karen James, instigated and reported by Ronnie Maier
http://sandradodd.com/t/memories (new page)

Philosophy, kids, banking, death, omnipotence and The Simpsons
http://sandradodd.com/strew/simpsons (page updated, cleaned up)



the photo is a link

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Make-Your-Own Thinking Sticks





I got tired of making Thinking Sticks and I can't ship them overseas anymore without crazy-high shipping costs. Until I get around to making online randomizers, I'm sharing the word lists and directions. You don't need to use sticks and sharpies; there are other options. Some suggestions are in his first link:

Instructions in English and in French

Here is an introduction with links at the bottom to lists in French, Dutch and German and four English lists: American, British, Canadian and Australian.
http://sandradodd.com/thinkingsticks

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Judgment, failure, self-regulation

These topics sound negative, as a group. Coincidence.
 photo TreebridgeJanine.jpg
Not new, but never announced, it seems. (And some recent additions.)
http://sandradodd.com/judgment

Failure (to get unschooling, to support or maintain it)
http://sandradodd.com/failure

Nice new bit about self-regulation, from Sarah Carley Thompson, second from the bottom
http://sandradodd.com/self-regulation

Click the photo for lighter ideas.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mindful of words; Support, "Free rein"

Word-art and a quote (me, from a post otherwise not worth saving) added here:
http://sandradodd.com/mindfulofwords

How support for change is better than support for people remaining the same (new, second item)
http://sandradodd.com/support/problem

Some thoughts about "free rein" (not "free reign")
http://sandradodd.com/freerein





photo by Chrissy Florence, and it's a link

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.
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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.

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