When my brother was little, Mum used to say that he should be hired as a tester for Tonka Trucks. These ‘unbreakable’ toys almost always got broken once he got a hold of them!
Open Letter To America
Dear America, I am writing to express my concern over the direction in which you seem to be heading. You used to be ‘the home of the brave, the land of the free’, the cool kid who the rest of… Read More ›
It’s a depressing measure of the scale of the sex abuse scandal engulfing the Catholic Church that news of a priest preying on a child is no longer shocking. —Madison Magazine p53 Related articles Aussie Paper: Pope Quit Over Sex… Read More ›
Ditto's 'Keep Safe' Adventure Show
I have just had the (dis)pleasure of watching a DVD called Ditto’s ‘Keep Safe’ Adventure Show. This is a show developed by Hetty Johnston’s Bravehearts Organisation. It is pitched at 3-5 year olds and comes with a ‘Keep Safe’ colouring… Read More ›
The assumption that unschooling parents somehow lack awareness of their children’s progress, and therefore require formal evaluation of that progress, is related to the fact that unschoolers function outside the arena of the schools, and our philosophies and methods are… Read More ›
— Jan Hunt in The Unschooling Unmanual
— Rue Kream in The Unschooling Unmanual
The Princess Bitchface Syndrome by Michael Carr-Gregg
Opening Sentence:I think I would call her the stranger who arrived to replace the other person we knew – we now have the both of them living with us in one person happily. Synopsis:In this hard-hitting book, Michael Carr-Gregg focuses… Read More ›
Reverend Mr Beecher quoted in ‘Fiend: The Shocking True Story of America’s Youngest Serial Killer’ by Harold Schechter
“A child dying, dies but once; but the mother dies a hundred times.” ~ Reverend Mr Beecher quoted in ‘Fiend: The Shocking True Story of America’s Youngest Serial Killer’ by Harold Schechter
We Have A Name!
Researching homeschooling revealed to us that many homeschoolers choose to name their school. We all thought this was a fun idea, so we decided to put together an ‘unofficial’ lesson. (‘official’ lessons begin in January). Our lesson’s theme was elections…. Read More ›
What’s Happening to Our Girls?
Synopsis:Why are girls as young as five years old concerned about their looks and addicted to shopping? Why are they having sex and binge-drinking so young, responding to chat-room predators, and bullying their peers via email and text messages? Why… Read More ›
Third Reich Law Still Being Enforced
There are many laws instituted during Hitler’s Third Reich that are still in place today. One of these laws that is being actively enforced is related to schooling. In Germany, children are considered the property of the state, giving parents… Read More ›
I spoke to Earth on phone last night. He is very depressed which is understandable. What has me worried though, is that he stated that he’d not had anything to eat or drink since the day before because he… Read More ›
Horrible, Horrible Day
*UPDATE: I have decided that I feel ready to open this post to the general public. Please understand that this is a sensitive topic and refrain from trolling.* Only a few people are being allowed to see this post. I… Read More ›
He’ll be OK: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men by Celia Lashlie
Opening Sentence:Recently I was invited to convene a breakfast for fathers whose sons attended a Gosford grammar school. Synopsis:Adolescent boys – they seem to disappear into another world where they barely communicate, and where fast cars, alcohol and drugs are… Read More ›