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March 01, 2009



Laureen, what a wonderful post! Blessed with two boys who would rather read - that is, take information in - than write or express themselves in any fine-motor way at all, I know just what you mean about constantly justifying that what they are doing is the 'right' thing for them to be doing at any given moment.

At ages 8 and 4, they are great storytellers, love conversing with people of all ages and interests, and know a staggering amount about many, many different subjects. It really gets my back up when people criticize their lack of fine-motor skills, because to do that, the criticizer must look past all the great things that the boys CAN do.

Thanks again, this post is an inspiration -


Hi again, I wanted to tell you that I linked to this post from my blog this morning: http://stoneagetechie.blogspot.com/2009/03/practical-knowledge.html
Thanks again for the inspiration!


Other people's expectations are exhausting. My children aren't even "public school" age, yet and I already think about all of the questions that we'll be bombarded with once people take notice that they aren't in the classroom. Having taught in the public schools for several years, I probably won't get nearly the hassle that some people do. But still...it's already beginning to happen here and there--I'm already hearing about what my kids will "miss" by being out of the schools. Oh really? 'Cause I've been there, ya know? I'm not all that worried about what they'll be missing, thank-you-very-much. Great post!


I am so happy to read this! I am just starting to research unschooling (my blog is http://lifeonplanetearth.wordpress.com), live in a marina in southern California, and am also planning on living aboard. Happy I found you!

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