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

Friday, March 16, 2018

2010 video interview of Kirby and Sandra Dodd



Newly on YouTube, something from 2010.

The interview was to gather material for a documentary, linked if you click through to YouTube.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Happiness, and the word "Radical"


Two more sound files new to the site:

Happiness Inside and Out (from 2012)
http://sandradodd.com/hsc/happiness

And a new page on happiness, easier to find by memory (if you can remember this much happiness):
http://sandradodd.com/happiness

Why "Radical" Unschooling?—sound file and many notes
http://sandradodd.com/hsc/radical

photo (a link) by Cathy Koetsier

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Partnerships, and Screwing it up


Two new sound files (and links for free downloads):

Partnerships and Teams in the Family
With notes and a playable sound link:
http://sandradodd.com/hsc2010.html
At the Internet Archive:
https://archive.org/details/F4SandraDoddPartnershipsTeamsInTheFamilyDSEE9E1

Unschooling: How to Screw it Up
With notes and a playable sound link:
http://sandradodd.com/hsc2010.html
At the Internet Archive:
https://archive.org/details/SandraDoddUnschoolingHowToScrewItUp

And some notes about those and other fun things:
http://sandradodd.com/hsc2010.html

photo (a link) by Shonna Morgan

Sunday, March 4, 2018

"Poison" from two angles


New (newly finished enough to announce) page on the claim or fear that things are "poison," and Joyce's logical responses:
http://sandradodd.com/poison

There is another page at eating/poison that was announced in 2015, but the two can't be combined. The older page is called "Let them eat candy," and addresses the problem of a candy-deprived child being more likely to eat grandma's pills, or soap pods.
http://sandradodd.com/eating/poison

Two different topics, but both in support of parents giving children opportunities to make their own choices, and both warning against the dangers of parental fear and over-control.

photo (a link) by Sandra Dodd
(who did not do that frosting)

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Meditation, NOT Screentime, Autism/avoidance of labels


New, on meditation (this will surely receive additions)
http://sandradodd.com/meditation

"Screentime" is not what adults call using their computers or phones. What all is IN there? (new page)
http://sandradodd.com/screentime/not

Video added about ways to treat autistic kids (sounds just like unschooling).
http://sandradodd.com/labels

photo (a link) by Ashlee Dodd

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