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

Friday, October 31, 2008


Finally- the night they've been waiting for!! Who would've thought the monkeys would be completely satisfied wearing last year's costumes?!?! Don't they look thrilled about it? (Caden went as a grumpy toddler and wouldn't let me take one picture of him.)Simone actually wore her costume IN FRONT OF PEOPLE! Though this year she changed it up and was a rabid kangaroo. Watch out!Once again we hit the pitch black neighborhood, nary a street lamp to guide us...and begged for candy at every mansion along the way.I don't know what's more fun... collecting the candy or finding out what you got!
I believe Gabriel might think the latter...Caden too.I wonder what this guy's favorite part of Halloween is. Hmmm....

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"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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