Wednesday, January 31, 2007

"Parenting Resource of the Month"

The Natural Child Project Parenting Site of the MonthEach month for the past ten years, The Natural Child Project has named a resource of the month. Beginning tomorrow, my unschooling pages will be featured. The first resource named was La Leche League, in April 1997. Last year Rue Kream's book was featured in February, and Joyce Fetteroll was "Miss October" (as it were ). Last year the AlwaysUnschooled list and the magazine Live Free Learn Free were also featured. It was a big year for unschooling! I find myself in excellent company, and am glad Jan Hunt likes my site enough to share it out with her readers. Most of her letter is below. I don't know when her review will be up, but I'll put a link here when it is:


Hi Sandra,

We have selected Radical Unschooling for our February 2007 "Parenting Resource of the Month" feature. A review will be posted at Our site receives about 250,000 visitors per month.

We'll place a link on the Natural Child Project home page at , and will note this selection in the February issue of our email newsletter, which currently over 5000 subscribers. Previous issues can be read at .

[then there was some stuff about how to link and get the graphics...]

Congratulations and thank you for providing such an inspiring and enlightened resource!

Best wishes,

Jan Hunt, M.Sc., Director
The Natural Child Project

"Change the world - nurture a child."

Monday, January 22, 2007

magical day, food controls and speed reading

The first link will lead to the second. Danielle had a beautiful day described on her blog and I added it to the "Typical Days" section, with a link back to the original.
Two new accounts of the problems with controlling food, and the surprising benefits of freedom and choices.

The page existed. The two new accounts are in the middle, after Kelly's story of the restaurant. IIt was a good page, and now it's better.

There's a new account on the speed reading page by Ria.
and I've added an image of part of what would be lost by reading too fast.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

health food and multiple intelligences

Health food and multiple intelligences—totally unrelated to one another:
Short new page on eating,
and the main food page is cleaned up and improved

I'm working on a page on Gardner's Multiple Intelligences. If you're interested, check back by Wednesday, by when I'll have added more.

the heart of it; WoW reading; bedtime
Short new bit added to Unschooling: Getting It
Hayden reads the back of the World of Warcraft expansion set box aloud—check it out.
well... bedtime! choices, sleep...

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Peace and Flowers (and a rant and stuff)

Sandra in the early 21st Century

New writings added here:

New from Schuyler (not newly written, but newly available online):

Some new photos and clarifications on the Morning Glories page, a page that's brought in a couple of readers who were looking for morning glory information and found unschooling and other things.


The Blindmen and the Elephant

I wasn't going to announce this page, as it's not original writing,
nor about unschooling or the SCA.

Then I thought, all things being connected, that it might be just
the thing SOMEone needs this week, for some unknown reason, or it
might be something someone will need next week, so I might as well
put it out there.

Joyce found the poem a couple of years ago, and when I went today to find a text, I found slight variations, so I've tweaked this one to a matching set myself. If you find any errors, please let me know.

Quicker news, and some catch-up

I should say that the quicker and more reliable way to see site news is to join this yahoogroup:

My intent is to post here what I send there, but I'm slow sometimes.
Precisely How to Unschool, with a graph and everything!
Some general thoughts about Respect, by Robyn Coburn
There's something new and very nice there.

Being your Child's Partner, not his Adversary
Not new, but newly spruced up and linked back and forth.