Saturday, March 17, 2012

Euronews article

March 14, 2012,

Unschooling: the new class of learning

Good article, and there's a video there well worth watching and sharing.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mayim Bialik, interviewed by Juju Chang

Hollywood Star Talks About Co-Sleeping, Baby-Wearing and Unschooling

The article begins this way, and ends with Juju Chang admitting her feelings about comparisons to the ways she was with her own very young children.

Mayim Bialik is not your typical Hollywood TV star. She may be the only “celebrity” who speaks out in favor of attachment parenting. AP is known for a back-to-nature style of parenting — “baby-wearing” and “co-sleeping” and literally meeting your infant’s needs by being attached them as much as humanly possible.

She’s still nursing her 3 1/2 year old, though she recently blogged about weaning him from the three-to-four feedings he was having every night. When I ask her how people react she says: “I know it’s unusual, but when you surround yourself with other women who are intelligent, educated, loving, have incredible children who they nursed well past three and a half, I can see that I don’t get to say what’s right for someone else.”

Mayim first won rave reviews as the young Bette Midler in “Beaches.” She starred in her own popular TV show “Blossom” as a teenager. Then at 19, she took the obvious next step and earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience at UCLA studying hormones and bonding and OCD.

In addition to the article, there is this:

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Thursday, March 15, 2012