How words affect thought, belief and action

Words, Words, Words
How we use words with our children affects their future and our present, so be joyous but careful with your parenting word-power!

Mindfulness and Words

"Teaching" prevents an understanding of "Learning"

Words and Thoughts


"Socialization" vs. socializing

I LOVE the bit about "socialize" as a transitive/intransitive verb! I adore Sandra's specific use of grammar, and using it as a window into how we think. It is delightful because so many of us USE grammar without KNOWING grammar, so to have it parsed can be surprising and enlightening.

comment by Colleen

This is quiet, at first. Breathe a couple of calming breaths while you wait, perhaps. It's only 16 minutes long.

Socialization, from The Unschooling Life Podcast:

A fifteen-minute podcast on Socialization from October 17th, 2014.


Notes and links from the day
, introducing and crediting Ben Hewitt, Renee Cabatic, Sandra Dodd, and Nikiah Childs.

What is "just semantics"?

English — oddities, trivia and mysteries

Seeing Children without Labels

Beliefs, and when it matters what people believe, for unschooling discussions

The danger of "Lazy" and other thoughts

Phrases to hear and avoid, when you find you're repeating what the voices in your head are saying

More thoughts about those Voices in your head

Obvious vs. Oblivious

Baby Words Small Words Old Words

English sounds and writing Reading and the Alphabet (with happy videos)