"I didn't expect it was that easy, but some people think that unschooling means you can't be direct. A lot of "I don't think the kitty likes that" or "I think the kitty wants you to leave him alone" can end up…"
"You don't have to make rules or punish kids to say firmly, "Leave the cat alone!"
A pet door is a good idea. A big hook, placed above the reach of the kids, that secures the door open four inches or so might work too.
If the cat has…"
"***My son can remove/relieve pain from peoples bodies.***
How do you know? I mean has he, for lack of a better word, treated, someone and then they said, "hey, yeah, I feel better!"
Pain can be a many factored thing and some pain can be…"
"***How is it punishment when we require nothing of him?***
From his perspective you required a change in his behavior in order for him to receive your approval.
He said something like, "...so you won't be annoyed with me"
Sep 12, 2009
Deb Lewis is now a member of Radical Unschoolers Network