Sunday, March 28, 2010

I'll be speaking in Quebec and in New Jersey, in June

Tentative but likely:
June 4, afternoon or evening, Montreal

For sure!
June 7-10, Great Big Happy Life Unschoolers' Conference Retreat
Camp Vacamas - West Milford, New Jersey

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hitting, Destruction, Attitude

I was looking for a place to save a quote from Jill (from the chat), and some discussion about children hitting and throwing things. I searched for "hit" in the place where posts can be edited, and only found these:
Biscochitos, and Hitler
I should add photos to the bizcochitos.

But here's where the other things went:
and, which has enough links to keep anyone busy for an hour or three, so don't forget your kids.

(gratuitous photo of my daughter Holly with Bea Mantovani's daughter Linnea)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Priorities, Principles, TV, Breathing

Something new by Joyce Fetteroll, at the bottom of a page you might not have seen at all (or lately):

Principles (It's not just another word for "rules"!)

Direct effects of watching television (new writing by Deb Lewis, at the bottom):
and that reminds me of Jacki's daughter Hannah's experience, in the box at right on this page:
TV, Learning, Choices and FOOD—How Unschoolers Watch TV
If the photo has been used before, it deserves to be seen again!

Two things on breathing:

Schuyler Waynforth's account of learning, in Japan when her children were very young, the value of learning to calm herself: (bottom of the page)
and the transcript of a chat on breathing

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sleep, Teens, My Little Pony & Science

There's a peaceful, warm new image on the sleep directory page, lower right, with a link to its home:

Following a question concerning people taking teens out of high school to unschool there right near the end, other ideas and links were added here:

How playing with My Little Pony inspired a career in science:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Focus, Respect, the problem with "Support"

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Great moments from the 2010 Oscars (two wonderful comments from acceptance speeches, transcribed by Robyn Coburn, added to the "Focus, Hobbies, Obsessions" page:

A teen boy out with his mom; what's "the secret"?
(all new page, which inspired all-new index page)

The problem with "Support"

I want to help support people's KIDS, not supporting the parents to do as little as possible for their kids. So back to the beginning, with that.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Balance, Flitting, Brainstorm

A new quote by Joyce on balance and what unschooling is, 2/3 of the way down on the right:

Some kids flit from interest to interest instead of having a single obsession. More will be added to this page, but here's a start:

A girl was interested in fashion design and her mom told her she needed to study math from a textbook. Unfortunately, the mom told the Always Learning list. This page is also still being added to, but here are ideas for things to do for a girl interested in fashion design, and the things she could learn from that interest.

Pam Sorooshian is blogging again, and I've listed her blog on my Pam page.