Conscious Friday. The gift of Giving

“I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.” – Judy Garland, actress “Poverty is everyone’s problem. It cuts across any line you can name: age, race, social, geographic or religious. Whether you are black or white; rich, middle-class or poor, we are ALL touched by poverty.” – Governor Kathleen Blanco This is […]

Conscious Friday. Unschoolers & Spanking.

Here are a list of articles on Spanking from Sandra Dodd’s site. Stories of families who did and stopped, a story of a woman who was spanked, but her parents begged her not to. Help to stop spanking, Overcome pressure to spank. Unschoolers and Spanking My husband and I were both spanked growing up. My […]

Conscious Friday. A Human Becoming.

THE DAILY GROOVE ~ by Scott Noelle The Daily Groove BOOK is much more than a collection of these emails. See for yourself, here: :: A Human Becoming :: In a product-oriented culture, there’s a tendency to “productize” and “package” people. We often forget that a human being is a living process — […]

Conscious Friday. Love the Behavior,too

:: Love the Behavior, Too :: When a child’s behavior is deemed inappropriate, the conventional wisdom is to “Love the child, hate the behavior.” Hmmm… It’d be nice if children could make the subtle distinction between self and behavior, but even adults have a hard time with that! If your partner tells you s/he hates […]

Conscious Friday. Moving A Puddle.

Moving A Puddle by Sandra Dodd Link to the actual website Moving A Puddle I’ve long been an advocate of natural learning and unschooling, but there is one very difficult thing about it, and that is answering the question “What is a typical day?” The very core of the idea is embracing what comes along. […]