Friday, April 24, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
New writing about fears (top, Clare Kirkpatrick):
New page addressing extreme nonsense presented as truth:
Older page discovered and finished, on obstacles
Addition and clean-up to page on better choices:
Long-lost page with Deb Lewis writing on the value of and recovery from mistakes:
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
New 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
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.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
These topics sound negative, as a group. Coincidence.
Not new, but never announced, it seems. (And some recent additions.)
Failure (to get unschooling, to support or maintain it)
Nice new bit about self-regulation, from Sarah Carley Thompson, second from the bottom
Click the photo for lighter ideas.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Word-art and a quote (me, from a post otherwise not worth saving) added here:
How support for change is better than support for people remaining the same (new, second item)
Some thoughts about "free rein" (not "free reign")
photo by Chrissy Florence, and it's a link
Saturday, February 14, 2015
The learning curve of unschoolers has a plateau in the middle, it seems. Don't worry.
New, near the bottom, about the game Snakes and Ladders (and its purpose and history, with a new image):
Video added, to go with the song lyrics that have been there for ten years and some, about rules/principles:
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Sugar, children's need for it, and desire for it (additions to an existing page, bottom)
"no, thanks..." to birthday cake... (top of the page)
Barbie (new writing by Robin Bentley, under "Memories" in the lefthand column)
Note added in box to right (positive comment found elsewhere):
photo by Julie D; a link
Friday, January 23, 2015
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.
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.