The easy way|
When someone wrote "I may be taking the easy way out by just waiting until my son is older...,"
I responded (in part):
|TAKE THE EASY WAY!!!
Make people’s live easy. Don’t think there’s virtue in allowing difficulties to continue.
Make his life easier, if you can do it in some simple way.
The world will provide obstacles and difficulties enough. Let it be your duty and joy to provide a haven.
photo by Abby Davis
Safe and simple
Someone fearful of "media violence" wrote, "I know this is a complex topic."
Joyce Fetteroll responded:
Only when it's mixed in with traditional parenting, school, disconnection.
In unschooling families it's simple: we help our kids explore what interests them in ways that are safe. And the side effects are that they find being loved and trusted and accepted for who they are is a whole lot more attractive than hatefulness and meanness. When their lives are full to overflowing with love, they don't need violence to get something they're lacking. All they need is to ask and they have a parent who will help them get it.
It's really that simple! Not complex at all.
photo by Sandra Dodd
|| If you practice noticing and experiencing joy, if you take a second out of each hour to find joy, your life improves with each remembrance of your new primary goal. You don't need someone else to give you permission, or to decide whether or not what you thought gave you joy was an acceptable source of enjoyment.|
photo by Kirby Dodd