Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Respect/freedom; multiply by 18

On "freedom," in light of respect for others, and for realities. New to the site; from the book.

Story told in 2001, the day it happened, though it's been reported since. Multiplication, unschooled teens impressing older people, various other confidence-boosting bits.
(added to my site in May 2022)

photo (a link) by Sarah S.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

MMA fighting, Actively Unschooling, Do it Well!

Addition to Focus, Hobbies, Obsessions:
Richard Jennings was unschooled, in Alamogordo, New Mexico, and has just become a Mixed Martial Arts. Video interview added:

Not NEW new, but had not been announced, on unschooling actively:

"Do it well" found unfinished; finished it! Stabilized it; added a bit.

photo (a link) by Sandra Dodd, of Holly

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Homebodies and cocooning

"Seasons, Ebb and Flow"—when things happen to change patterns, relax into it.

"Time for Solitude"—being home, on purpose, sometimes

photo (a link) by Cass Kotrba

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Small joys, particular people

New page on small joys:
(Formerly a blog post; worth keeping; video of me.)

New page, info on and collection of links to writings of Renee Cabatic:

Upgrade, update of page on Robyn Coburn:

photo (a link) by KristivaStack

Friday, July 8, 2022

Avoiding divorce, Accountability, Babies Eating Food

Uncomfortable Information—Serious advice about avoiding divorce, about which people complain

"Life is Good" and the amazing Schuyler Waynforth—An early exchange between Renee Cabatic and Schuyler Waynforth

NEW PAGE: Babies Eating with their Hands / Babies reach for food

photo (a link) by Sandra Dodd

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Elvis/music boxes in musicals, Cursive writing,

Two pages cleaned up, with a new story added to the collection about unschoolers learning to write.

New story from Annie Regan, at "Cursive, unschooling, change, musings"

"How Elvis Appears to Unschoolers," which turns into music boxes in musicals (Elvis in "Blue Hawaii," Dick Van Dyke in "Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang," and the opening song of "The Book of Mormon"
photo (a link) by Ester Siroky

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Parenting Peacefully, Fact, Food

Usually I try to save up three similar or related pages, but this one is long and important. In January 2022 I have added to the page called Parenting Peacefully, a list that Alex Arnott wrote. It's the fourth item or so.
That page is long, solid, rich, and has a sound file you can hear there, or download and keep.

New to the site: Fact/Fallacy/Opinion (from The Big Book of Unschooling)

New page, sound and pictures, about FOOD and unschooling
photo (a link) by Lydia Koltai

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Service, expanded and cleaned up

There were two pages on service, but now there are three, easier to read, links repaired:

Service as a Gift (a very good page that is not new)

New page, with info taken from the first page. Much easier to read here:

Some writing about doing dishes...:
Do you like your dishes?
Would you wash your dishes even if you had no children?
...was discussed
and many good things were written.

photo (a link) by Sandra Dodd

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Being a partner, healing, stereotypes,

New page—a deeper look at being a child's partner

New page on peace and healing, anonymous but it's an experienced unschooler and it's good.

New, on Stereotypes (some humor, some puzzlement)

photo (a link) by Sandra Kardaras-Flick

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

About jobs

photo (a link) by Sandra Dodd,
of Marty at work, years ago
My old jobs page was too wide, too long, and some links had gone bad. Now it is four pages:

New main and intro page:

Stories of jobs (from parents about their own jobs, and some about teen and grown unschoolers' jobs:

The long list of jobs from the original page, with some stories listing jobs, and some outside links to lists (Australian and U.S., but much is applicable anywhere):

Excerpts from jobs section of The Big Book of Unschooling:

The unwieldiness of the old page can be viewed at The Wayback Machine's preservation of it, recently:

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Real writing, emotional perspective, fads/labels

NEW PAGE of gathered-up writings: Real Writing (as opposed to practice writing, or writing that has no purpose or audience)

A page on Emotional Perspective, a few years old, and never announced before.
A facebook memory led to it.

Fads and labels come and go (new page late 2021)

photo (a link) by Sandra Dodd

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Laundry as love, therapy, and mindfulness practice

Summer MacDonald wrote:
Laundry is love. I love each person whose pants I am washing and folding. I love each meal I have shared with my family, that needed cloths and towels to wipe up the spills afterwards. (and more)
This new page is a match to the one about owning and washing dishes. It is about gratitude, abundance, service, and life.

photo (a link) by Sandra Dodd