Category Archives: Parenting

School from infancy

The writer of this blog post, “Preschool Is the New School” (at the blog The No-School Kids: A Homeschool Retrospective), listens to her friend and another woman talk about their childcare arrangements and says: School? He’s not quite three years … Continue reading

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Don’t wait your turn

This is a great article, by somebody named Mandy in xoJane. Here, where Mandy quotes Seth Godin, I paused. Seth says: “Our cultural instinct is to wait to get picked. To seek out the permission, authority and safety that comes … Continue reading

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Bullying in the cage

This article at CNN (called “Could Your Child Be a Bully?“) illustrates yet another case, I think, of folks failing to take the next logical step and calling the phenomenon of full-time, age-sorted, compulsory school itself the problem: “I look … Continue reading

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Without school, parents forced to care for own children

This is worth reporting? On a snowy day, somebody at home in Massachusetts made a phone call, and her child asked for something to eat. It sounds like an article from the Onion: “Area Mom Talks on Phone, Fields Request … Continue reading

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How do I make my child … ?

I follow various social-media pages and groups and message boards because I learn about interesting books and toys and articles from them, and I appreciate those things. One thing I dislike about those pages and boards, though, are some of … Continue reading

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Girls are fated to hate their mothers?

That’s what it says here, in an article called “I’m Pretty Much Waiting for My Daughter to Grow Up and Hate Me,” on Mommyish.com. It’s not a new premise, by any means. It’s accepted wisdom, in fact, that kids have … Continue reading

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Hover training

This article in Education Week (called “Schools Are Using Social Networking to Involve Parents“) is making me just a wee bit crazy. Here I go. Boldface mine. The article says: “Digital technology is providing a growing variety of methods for school … Continue reading

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