"Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how." -John Holt

Thursday, April 05, 2007

"...there ain't no words for the beauty, the splendor, the wonder of my HAIR!"

In an effort to be tangle and dread-free, Gabriel and I decided on a real haircut circa 2005, when I last took him to a stylist.

The "this-is-not-happening-to-me" face:

The reverse mullet stage:

No turning back...

Presto! A new kid!


Siusaidh said...

Aww man. . I loved his hair long-ish.
But I must say the new do is very cool!

Stacy said...

He looks FABULOUS- though I did LOVE the curls.

Jamie said...

He looks so cute! It must be nice not to have to worry about those tangles any more.

Sydney H. said...

Ahhh so cute. I like it.

"By nature people are learning animals. Birds fly; fish swim; humans think and learn. Therefore, we do not need to motivate children into learning by wheedling, bribing, or bullying. We do not need to keep picking away at their minds to make sure they are learning. What we need to do - and all we need to do - is to give children as much help and guidance as they need and ask for, listen respectfully when they feel like talking, and then get out of the way. We can trust them to do the rest."
John Holt
"In the end, the secret to learning is so simple: Think only about whatever you love. Follow it, do it, dream about it...and it will hit you: learning was there all the time, happening by itself." -Grace Llewellyn
"What we want to see is the child in pursuit of knowledge, not knowledge in pursuit of the child."
George Bernard Shaw
Real, natural learning is in the living. It's in the observing, the questioning, the examining, the pondering, the analyzing, the watching, the reading, the DO-ing, the living, the breathing, the loving, the JOY. It's in the joy. ~Anne Ohman
"How could youth better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?" -Henry D. Thoreau