>>Are there any studies/data to back this assertion up about children
reading > before they are ready "prove" the SVS philosophy re:
> anti-authoritarianism, anti-rewards/punishments>>
I think the proof is in the pudding. I would imagine the scores of these
graduating teens are much higher even than the norm.
I know this is going to sound silly and isnt proof but I recalled something
about my daughter when she was potty training. At one, I weened her off the
bottle and at two, I had this wonderful agenda to get her to potty train.
She didnt want any part of it. I tried everything, including M&M's for
bribery. Her ped. dr. said, dont worry about it. She will do it when she is
One day, she decided she was ready, took of her diaper and was done with
them. I think I had maybe one or two accidents, but more so with not paying
attention to her "needs" and wanting to play, she ran out of time.
She trained herself "when" she was ready. I didnt even have to do anything.
Methinks she taught me.
If you wish to be removed from this mailing list, please send an email TO
firstname.lastname@example.org (do NOT reply to the mailing list) with the following
phrase in the BODY (not the subject) of the message, replacing
"email@example.com" with the email address that you subscribed under:
unsubscribe discuss-sudbury-model firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in the subject, but the volume of mail sent is too much,
you may wish to consider unsubscribing from this list and subscribing to
This mailing list is archived at http://www.sudval.org/~sdg/archives
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.0.0 : Wed Mar 27 2002 - 19:39:49 EST