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Sylvia and Jim, wedding


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Sylvia Woodman


I will eventually bring quotes and links from my website of some things Sylvia has written, but for now I want people to read about the interview Pam Laricchia did, and to hear it, or read it, or all of that. —Sandra
This is the introduction from Pam Laricchia's e-mail newsletter, for Unschooling Stories with Sylvia Woodman— Interview by Pam Laricchia as part of the Exploring Unschooling series February 1, 2018
This is good. Read it!
The recording and transcript are elsewhere (and linked there) but the very cool summary and intro has come and gone, so I saved it for you!

Sylvia Woodman, February 2014:
It is our job as unschooling parents to help bring the world to our kids and our kids to the world. Unschooling is not "whatever you want honey I'll be over here doing my own separate thing I'm sure you'll figure it out." That would be neglect. We need to consistently be providing something better, richer, interesting, more vivid than they they would be getting in school. It's not up our kids to ask for enrichment. It is up to us to provide it.
on the page Building an Unschooling Nest

"Take small steps toward positive change."—Sylvia's writing on factors that can affect unschooling (third item on that page)
This links to Sylvia's thoughts on the passing of her mother:

Do what it takes

"Rather than worry that I'm not doing enough for my family, I'm doing what it takes for me not to wonder about that. Working to improve children's lives seems to ripple across generations."
—Sylvia Woodman

SandraDodd.com/stories/sylvia
photo by Sandra Dodd


Various quotes and mentions of Sylvia on my site: Sylvia search
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