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

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Just because he's so darn cute

If ever my children become famous...I know I will have prepared them well for the papparazi they'll endure. They'll thank me for it someday.


dlyn said...

This is too funny - I did a post about my grandson making the same face for every photo anyone takes of him! Kids get their pictures taken so much more than they did when parents had to pay for film and developing!

Nice blog - I will be back to check you out some more!

Janelle said...

Hey, You guys don't happen to have any extra goat's milk do ya? I'm looking to purchase raw goat's milk on a regular basis, your goat is cute so I thought I'd ask :) You can reach me at jhieron@comcast.net
Janelle (we're in Goffstown)

"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
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George Bernard Shaw
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