"I think this is where Nurtureshock got me to thinking. I agree that talking about race should be just like any conversational exchange. My son is two and not terribly verbal yet, so I haven't had him ask me any race questions. He's…"
"I agree. I'm not sure why my story is bringing up the topic of teaching anything, so if I've I somehow construed that, I apologize. I admit to having some internal hesitance in talking about race, but I'm not advocating teaching or…"
"I'm not sure I need to talk about race, but I am wondering what NOT talking about race will teach my son. Maybe nothing. Perhaps not putting a name to people's races prevents kids from lumping people into us and them, and he will continue…"
"This is really interesting. Did Kirby not know what Jeff meant by black guy? Why did you not want Jeff to clarify? Are there times when we don't want our children to learn things? Am I reading this wrong?"
"The blog purports to look at what science is showing us on how to raise children. And because school is such a large part of raising most children, it looks at education as well. However, it's still filtering science through the conventional…"
"I think what I found interesting was that white parents talk about race later than black parents. Why? For white parents it was a taboo topic, that you don't draw attention to that fact, while black parents its very much a part of their…"
"I haven't read the book but have been reading the blog they put up at Newsweek. Today was actually their last post (ever) for the blog but there are several months of archived posts. Interesting but still lots of cringe worthy traditional…"
Still wrapping me head around that one - I feel it, just can't articulate it yet.
how long have you been unschooling or homeschooling?
first names of children
Hunter - March '07 - 2 years
a little about me
I'm professionally trained as a software engineer and landscape architect. I'm a self taught financial manager, entrepreneur, knitter and mother. I'm a fledgling seamstress, vegetable gardener, radical unschooler, and Buddhist. Married to Karim, my partner for 17 years. Mother of Hunter, 24 months. Handler of Cthulhu, Japanese Spitz, for 5 years.
I am Pia, mother of Oliver who will be 11 at the end of September. I wanted to say hi! because we are traveling to San Francisco in mid-October (just me and Oliver) and I am looking for some reasonable places to stay and maybe to meet up with someone like-minded if there is time. Maybe you have some ideas??? Bed and breakfast, friends with huge houses and a guest room ;-) hostels, motels - I am open to most as long as it´s safe and clean? I am not sure for how long...thinking of staying maybe 3-4-5 days.
I have checked a lot of websites, but it´s always better with someone´s recommendation. :-)
A bit about me: radically unschooling for all of Oliver´s 11 years, graphic designer (trained as architect), embroiderer, espresso-loving, book-loving, atheist, vegan, science and documentary nut... wife to Jonathan (12 years) who runs a tennis academy. We live in Barcelona Spain and love to travel. And that is the reason for taking Oliver to the States this year. I used to live in NYC when I was 16, but haven´t been back since.
Would be great to hear from you - maybe we could meet in SF!