"If we continually try to force a child to do what he is afraid to do, he will become more timid, and will use his brains and energy, not to explore the unknown, but to find ways to avoid the pressures we put on him."
John Holt, How Children Learn
The truth of this statement strikes me every single day. When friends and family push me to push Max ("he shouldn't use training wheels", "he should be a better…Continue
Posted on January 1, 2012 at 2:19am
Our daily rhythm reads more like ragtime, sometimes swelling into a jazz improv session where we riff off each other's beats and savor the satisfaction of living and creating together. I read my books, sew, piddle, play in the yard and Max, Micah, and Milla pursue their own interests at various levels of involvement. Sometimes I join them, but most of the time, we pass the day in shared spaces without entirely shared pursuits.…Continue
Posted on January 1, 2012 at 2:09am