Monday, March 18, 2013

Food, Chores, Minecraft

Edited chat on Food, eating page 162-174 of The Big Book of Unschooling (2009 edition) online chat, January 9, 2013

Edited chat, Chores, Serving others as a gift, tales of kids helping out voluntarily

More, and great, on Minecraft (new page; third of three; the others are linked there)


Catherine said...

Sandra, I love those edited chat notes! Thanks a lot for taking the time to edit them and post them here for those of us who missed them! They are really interesting! It is also quite lovely to be able to put a face on many of the names since the ALL Symposium!

Janice Koenig said...

just discovered you...just started homeschooling my 13 yr old, after realizing he'd never be able to benefit in the left-brained public school environment. Advised by other homeschool moms to de-school for some time, which I'm happy to do. Realizing that we may just be "unschoolers" by nature. My boy is a passionate and clever computer nerd,and was amused when I read him your entry about Minecraft. I have intuitively allowed him to pursue his cyber interests without judgement. He is not attracted to violence in gaming at all, so I have just let it rip. For those of you with this type of kid, may I suggest the game Spore, also Little Big Planet. They will shortly amaze you with how quickly they become very skilled at creating their own worlds and they will make friends worldwide.

Sandra Dodd said...

Thanks, Catherine! When I'm working on them I always think they're long and boring and nobody will care, so I'm very glad you read them. :-)

Janice, I appreciate your comment but would like to point out that when a child is sitting on a couch in his mother's home, holding a remote control, that's not violent. He's not being hurt, and he's not hurting anything or anybody. It's just patterns and puzzles. It's not violence.

English Country shabby said...

I am so happy that I have found you people. I have always taught and raised my son this way. Unschooling. It feels good to know others out there agree with me. I get so tired of hearing people say that I am making a mistake.He will never learn anything. He is so smart it is awesome to me. Thank you.