How to Wait : Supporting Your Child in a Democratic Free School

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When it was first suggested that I write about this topic, “How to Support Your Child in a Democratic School,” I immediately thought: "This isn’t something I think about, I’m just trying to make sure my daughter wears relatively clean clothes to school each day and is not bringing home too many ‘craft projects’ at the end of the week." She’s there most of the day doing her thing and hopefully, staying out of JC.’ But then I began to consider, what has allowed me to reach this point? What has enabled me to become comfortable with the idea of her doing what she thinks is important all day? How did I arrive at this conclusion--that all she needs to do is ‘her thing’ and all I really need to worry about is keeping up with the laundry?

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