Red and Yellow make Pink

Cat has started to grasp the idea of colors mixing and creating new colors, and I’m starting to see it coming out in her play.   It was raining outside today, with no thunder. Cat absolutely loves playing outside in the rain so out we went. Today’s investigations centered primarily around a squeeze bottle.  I have … Continue reading “Red and Yellow make Pink”

Walking a Mile in Cat’s Wet Shoe

An event occurred a few days ago that has led me to much introspection on behavior, and how I respond to it.   I was at the pool with Cat and our good friend. We swam until we could both tell that Cat was completely exhausted and careening toward a meltdown. So we declared it … Continue reading “Walking a Mile in Cat’s Wet Shoe”

If You Get Your Shoes Wet…You’ll Have Wet Shoes

Consequences as Discipline Cat, Dove and I were walking in the park right after it rained.  We approached a huge puddle on the sidewalk. From Cat’s face it was obvious she was pondering the question that almost all three-year-olds ponder at a moment like this.  “Which method of puddle entry would create the biggest splash?” … Continue reading “If You Get Your Shoes Wet…You’ll Have Wet Shoes”

Preschool Teacher to Unschooling Parent

I am an educator.  I have been an educator in one way or another for as long as I can remember.  My first ‘real’ job was working as a 911 operator and dispatcher. I became a training officer fairly quickly, and trained new employees almost nonstop.  After 8 years I decided to leave in favor … Continue reading “Preschool Teacher to Unschooling Parent”