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Our vision is a world in which all children are treated with dignity, respect, understanding, and compassion.
In such a world, every child can grow into adulthood with a generous capacity for love and trust.

August 2015
 
Back to School… or Not? by Jan Hunt
"It's August, and everyone's thoughts turn to school.
But should they? More and more families are discovering that learning doesn't have to mean boredom and misery; it can instead mean joyful discovery, just as it does for any child under so-called 'school age'..."
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What is Unschooling? by Earl Stevens

"It is very satisfying for parents to see their children in pursuit of knowledge. It is natural and healthy for the children, and in the first few years of life, the pursuit goes on during every waking hour..."
Quote of the Month - August
"Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list." - Letty Cottin Pogrebin, The First Ms. Reader, 1972.
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The Problem with Punishment
by L. R. Knost

"Want to know a dirty, little secret about punishment? It doesn't work. Punishment may be able to control a child's behavior temporarily while they're small or when they are in their parents' presence, but it cannot control the person."

"When will my child be ready to...?" by Jan Hunt
"In almost every counseling session I have with a parent, one question is nearly always asked: 'When will my child be ready to [fill in the blank]?'..."
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