Unschooling memes of the week 2
In the last decade or so,science has discovered a tremendous amount about the role emotions play in our lives. Researchers have found that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and abilities to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life, including family relationships. – John Gottman.
Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better? – Jane Nelsen
The way our government, institutions and media are telling us to parent is perpetuating the authoritarian paradigm which is distancing us from our children and robbing us of the joy that we are all meant to have by nature as parents. Take back your lives and the lives of your children! Take the freedom and he joy that is waiting for you and begin to deschool yourself on everything you knew about parenting and education. – Dayna Martin.
We expect kids to sit for hours and do what they are told to do, and if they can’t do it, nobody kindly says, “I see you are restless, get up and play.” They say, “You better go get tested for ADHD so we can put you on drugs…” Peter Gray, PhD.