Archive > February 2013

Switching It On

Since the beginning of this blog, most of the posts have been theoretical and philosophical discussions. Owing mainly to the young age of my children, I have had few unschooling stories to share. Well, that’s all starting to change. W is nearing four. He has, of course, been learning his whole life, but examples of […]

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The Dangers of MineCraft and the one thing you should do to prevent problems

A friend of mine, and co-founder of The Open School, wrote the following blog post and I love it. You can find her blog here. If you have boys in the ages of 8 to 14 years old, most likely you have heard of MineCraft. MineCraft is a computer game where you get dropped into […]

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The Power of Puppets

I am sure I’m not the only mother who struggles with a toddler or preschooler who says “no” to everything. “Let’s put your shoes on.” “No!” “Do you want oatmeal for breakfast or eggs?” “No!” (Me placing his stool next to the counter.) “NOOOO!!!!” I’m often completely confounded by his “no”s, and even more often […]

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