Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Warm wishes and gratitude

The note below is a few months old, but I've just added it to this page of feedback:
http://sandradodd.com/lists/comments

It's just one of many pages that people might never come across, so I thought I'd point it out to this list. I've received a couple of sweet Christmas cards with photos of kids I've never met whose lives are better because of unschooling. I wanted to thank Joyce, and Pam Sorooshian, and Deb Lewis, and others whose words have changed lives, and to thank those who come and read these ideas and try them out, and those who let others know it's working well.

As "Peace on Earth" goes, these are all very large and very real contributions.

Merry Christmas (or happy holiday of your choice).

Sandra

I just wanted to take a minute, also, to tell you how much I have appreciated the Unschooling list, and how much it really changed my life and the life of my kids. I used to be a mom who (many years ago) spanked, grounded, and did all that other stuff many "experts" in the homeschooling world proposed would help raise good kids. I'm so happy I finally figured out a better way, and I have you, Pam, and Joyce (and Ren!) to thank for it. I, in turn, have tried to pass these ideas and principles on to other people in my life, at homeschool meetings, 4H, foster parent classes, Church, etc.

It's actually been years since I've spanked, but only a few years (since joining the list) that I've learned to REALLY listen to my kids and be a much more mindful parent. Only a few years since I began saying "Yes" a lot more. My kids are happy, funny, outgoing, talented, friendly and especially thoughtful and kind to others.

links and an article

http://sandradodd.com/unschoolingotherwise
Link to a new discussion list in Panama and one in Germany.


http://sandradodd.com/peace/noisy
A Loud Peaceful Home
(if you subscribe to Danielle's ezine Connections, you might have
seen this already. The current issue has something about my kids in
driver's ed, but this is from an older issue and was made more public
at the request of a particular local unschooling group who needed it!)

There are a few more links on the Help page, and I'm sorry not to
have kept a list of them.
http://sandradodd.com/help


(this was sent to the announcements list December 12, but I forgot to put it here)

Another French translation, different site

http://parents.autrement.free.fr/article.php3?id_article=34


This is a translation of "Bored No More" which is:
http://sandradodd.com/BoredNoMore


(This and other French translations are linked here:
http://sandradodd.com/french )

(this was sent to the announcements list in November, but I forgot to put it here)

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