Surprising change re: chocolate frogs, top of the page:
Negative approaches to peace (battle, fight, struggle, strive... don't!!)
Minor additions at the bottoms of two pages, both from 2004.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Surprising change re: chocolate frogs, top of the page:
Monday, January 5, 2015
New at the bottom of the page; related to what's right at the top.
Deb Lewis, up top, about her son and related ideas:
The villification of Christmas cookies, by parents who are not good coaches (near the bottom, two things added)
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Why would a child eat pills, or laundry soap packets?
New quote added, by Karen Angstadt, third item, righthand side:
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.
Friday, December 19, 2014
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.
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.
Thank you for considering this. I know it's a busy time of year. I appreciate your interest in my work, and your time.
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
New writing by Karen Aye Angstadt, lefthand column, about the effects of 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
"Is this enough?" http://chattranscripts.blogspot.com/2014/11/enough.html
Click the photo for my best writing of the month and an accidently wonderful photo.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
New photo of Schuyler, playing a ukelele, which she does well and often:
New, by Karen James, on top of a great page that's not often linked:
New by Karen James, bottom of this page (the top part by Karen is older):
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
New quote by Joyce right up top, on the "Abundance" page:
New page on "me time":
Addition, second box on the right, to "Reality as an environment for unschooling"
The photo, a link, by Sandra
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
New page on stories of children surprising a parent or two by some knowledge or action:
New, right-hand side, Joyce Fetteroll and her daughter Kat on differences Kat sees between herself and schooled co-workers and acquaintances:
Debbie Regan wrote something great. I lifted two parts and deposited them on "The Problem with Teaching"
and "When Parents have Issues"
Friday, October 10, 2014
New page on healing, with links to a dozen other pages on healing and change:
In Spanish, on Facebook, Radical Unschooling en Español, group created by Alicia Gonzalez:
New page, not new writing. Choice creates a burden (a comparison to women's movement problems from the 1970's).
(Not a light and breezy page. It burdens the reader with a reminder not to burden other parents or children.)
Sunday, September 14, 2014
New photo (by Lisa Jonick) and caption/quote (mine), you can't miss it, partway down:
Albuquerque ALLive, registration open, December 27-30, 2014
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.
She and other speakers are linked in a tab at Albuquerque ALLive link above.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Something new and very positive by Tina Bragdon, on the negativity page, halfway down on the left, after the boldface Bible verse.
Interview from a few years ago, newly uploaded (used to be a link; other site is gone)
and a transcript of that with listen-along capability:
Sixteen minutes about peace—podcast by Amy Childs, but I'm about half of it.
(Other voices there: Ren Allen, Richard Prystowsky (from an older recording) and Rippy Dusseldorp)
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
About the chances of success coming to unschooling later…. an update added (bottom), links and a photo:
I hope my readers won't need these, but you might find yourself advising a friend who could use knowing!
Added (second item there) to divorce prevention page:
Something BIG happens when a person turns away from selfishness to service.
Something HUGE happens when a person can care about another person more than about himself. (and more)
Cleaned up and linked elsewhere, an obscure page for helping prevent divorce: