Link to a video by CNN arguing against the factory-like educational system.
Archive > March 2010
I have wonderful mornings with my son, who will be turning one this Friday. He wakes up around 7:30am (a miracle for most nearly-one-year olds), and I get him from his crib and bring him back to our king-sized bed. After nursing and cuddling for a little while, he invariably pops his head up and […]
My son said his first word yesterday. No, it wasn’t “mommy.” It was “doggy.” In fact, he has been saying “dadoo” for weeks now, and we assumed he was talking about my husband. But, now it seems he’s always been referring to the dog. The reason I mention this is that it caused me to […]
For some reason, there has lately been a buzz about teaching/learning reading. My unschooling Yahoo group had a long discussion about it (i.e. “don’t worry – they all learn to read”), Peter Gray wrote an insightful blog post about it, Idzie blogged about her journey into reading, and, on the other side of the issue, […]
My son has recently begun hating his carseat. In particular, he hates getting into it. I quickly realized that if I just hold him down for enough time, he will soon stop fighting and shortly after will stop crying. This is a very common parental response – make them do what you want until they […]