Monday, March 19, 2018

Sweet feedback, "getting it," labels

Additions to these pages:

Three new comments, left column, near the top

Older writing, newly added to the site, about why one family didn't get it sooner. (direct link)

And some of that writing added as commentary about how labels did not help, and we were right: (third on left, for now)

photo (a link) by Annie Regan

Friday, March 16, 2018

2010 video interview of Kirby and Sandra Dodd

Newly on YouTube, something from 2010.

The interview was to gather material for a documentary, linked if you click through to YouTube.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Happiness, and the word "Radical"

Two more sound files new to the site:

Happiness Inside and Out (from 2012)

And a new page on happiness, easier to find by memory (if you can remember this much happiness):

Why "Radical" Unschooling?—sound file and many notes

photo (a link) by Cathy Koetsier

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Partnerships, and Screwing it up

Two new sound files (and links for free downloads):

Partnerships and Teams in the Family
With notes and a playable sound link:
At the Internet Archive:

Unschooling: How to Screw it Up
With notes and a playable sound link:
At the Internet Archive:

And some notes about those and other fun things:

photo (a link) by Shonna Morgan

Sunday, March 4, 2018

"Poison" from two angles

New (newly finished enough to announce) page on the claim or fear that things are "poison," and Joyce's logical responses:

There is another page at eating/poison that was announced in 2015, but the two can't be combined. The older page is called "Let them eat candy," and addresses the problem of a candy-deprived child being more likely to eat grandma's pills, or soap pods.

Two different topics, but both in support of parents giving children opportunities to make their own choices, and both warning against the dangers of parental fear and over-control.

photo (a link) by Sandra Dodd
(who did not do that frosting)

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Meditation, NOT Screentime, Autism/avoidance of labels

New, on meditation (this will surely receive additions)

"Screentime" is not what adults call using their computers or phones. What all is IN there? (new page)

Video added about ways to treat autistic kids (sounds just like unschooling).

photo (a link) by Ashlee Dodd