Sunday, February 28, 2016

New quotes, terminology, clarity

Quotes have been added to some pages:

Marta, Sandra, Pam Sorooshian:

Meredith Novak:

The page on terminology has been rearranged, and has spawned a new page, too:

The problem with "RU" (new page):
Added to and rearranged "Clarity":
Photo (a link) by Ve Lacerda

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Generosity, Interview, Phrases

New by Karen James, third item down. Page reformatted to make it easier to read on smaller devices.

Interview from 2010, short but good. This was a backup, but that site is gone and my page is the only one.

Addition to "Phrases to Hear and Avoid" (about whether one is doing enough, near the bottom)

photo by Jennie Gomes
click it!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Shakespeare, Bedtimes, Mindfulness, Change

2/10/16 Step up and see photo IMG_1462.jpg
photo by Sukayna
Sarah Clark on her daughter Jenna's unexpected connections with Shakespeare and Chaucer, added near the bottom of this fun page:

New by Emily Strength, and parenting and bedtime, second or third item down here:

New by Karen James, about time, attention and energy—about patient, loving attention.

Addition of a quote from Just Add Light, to a page it had been linked to, but wasn't actually on; now 1/3 of the way down.

I'm grateful that Marta Pires saved the quote and brought it back out today, which inspired me to give it a good home.

I think I wrote it for a "Just Add Light and Stir" post in 2011. I didn't find it in the discussions.
[LATER NOTE: Page 194 of The Big Book of Unschooling—Debbie Harper found it.]
Change a moment. Change one touch, one word, one reaction. If you try to change your entire self so that next year will be better, you might become overwhelmed and discouraged and distraught.

Change one thing. Smile one sweet smile. Say one kind thing.

If that felt good, do it again. Rest. Watch. Listen. You're a parent because of your child. Your child. You should be his parent, or her parent. Not a generic parent, or a hypothetical parent. Be your child's parent in each moment that you interact with her.

—Sandra Dodd

Friday, February 5, 2016

Principles and priorities, boredom, stress (avoidance)

New by Debbie Regan on the Priorities page; I couldn't decide whether to put it under priorities, principles or deschooling! It's all of those.

New page, Karen James on how she helps Ethan if he's bored. SO gentle.

Video on the effects of stress on one's brain and on one's children, from TED-Ed, added to the bottom of the negativity page:

photo (a link) by Isabelle Lent