Presented by Sandra Dodd,
September 11, 2009
Good Vibrations Conference, San Diego

Shared by permission of Flo Gascon, the conference organizer.

Thoughts about being and becoming, intertwined with stories of unschooling. What can you do with your whole self?

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Notes from the conference program:

Sandra Dodd

Sandra Dodd has been unschooling for a lifetime (Holly Dodd's lifetime), because Holly was born when Kirby was five and the Dodds were in their first year of opting out of compulsory education. The alternative parenting was already going strong, with attachment parenting and family bed picked up from La Leche League when Kirby was a baby in 1986.

Sandra lives in Albuquerque with her husband Keith and two-thirds of their three children. Kirby moved to Austin in August 2007, at the age of barely-21, to work for Blizzard Entertainment. At the time of the conference, Marty will be 20 and Holly will be nearly 18. Keith (the dad of the always-unschooled Kirby, Marty and Holly) is an engineer by profession, a woodworker by hobby and a medievalist by longstanding habit. Sandra is a former instructor of English, a writer by compulsion, and by vocation examines the underpinnings and practicalities of unschooling and mindful parenting.

Sandra will be presenting twice: Connections and Transformations.

Unforeseen Benefits of Unschooling

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