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IKSWAL: Interesting Kids Saddled with Alienating Labels

"Instead of celebrating the natural diversity of all our students, we package many of their natural differences into neat little pathological categories..."

Developing a Sense of Wonder in Young Children

"Rachel Carson has written: 'A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. For most of us that clear-eyed vision is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood...'"

Ten Reasons to Respond to a Crying Child

"A baby's first attempts to communicate can only be nonverbal. She cannot put happy feelings into words, but she can smile. She cannot put sad or angry feelings into words, but she can cry..."

Emotions are Not Bad Behavior

"One of the most commonly heard parental laments is about how children try to get attention. So many behaviors that adults don't like are brushed off as 'merely' attention-seeking devices..."

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Celebrating attachment
parenting, unschooling,
child advocacy since 1996

Our vision is a world in which
all children are
respect, understanding,
and compassion.
In such a
world, every child

can grow
into adulthood
with a generous
capacity for love and trust.

Creating a Peaceful World through Parenting