“People tend to dull their appetites for #natural and #healthy things. At least we do in our culture. From sugar in everything that ruins our love of real food to photoshopped images that ruin our delight in real human beings. From movies that give us unrealistic expectations of men and women and relationships, to tomatoes in January. We have inadvertently trained ourselves to expect and #desire what is not natural and not healthy.
In #children we desire those who are immediately obedient, a little fearful of adults, highly compliant, naturally creative, honest, well mannered, and unrealistically adult while free of guile, anger, manipulation, and hostility. This is a January tomato. It is a photoshopped image of childhood. This does not occur in nature.
Children who are raised with respect and honesty and self determination and without fear and the threats of emotional or physical pain will not look like January tomatoes. They'll look like tomatoes grow with heirloom seeds. #Bold. #Unusual. #Individual.
But to those who have decided they like the January tomatoes, these children seem odd. A little too self possessed. Too disinterested in pleasing adults or other children. They seem...funny and unsatisfactory. They need a little photoshopping, these healthy, strong, independent children. We want to hurt them a little so they'll know who's boss.
Many of us have lost our taste for strong, independent, thinking children. That's too bad.” The Libertarian Homeschooler image taken from : https://goo.gl/images/bTE7Wr #freerange #unconditioned #childhood #wildchild #mothersofinstagram #momsofinstagram #fathersofinstagram #dadsofinstagram #attachmentparenting #parenting #letthembelittle 🧜♀️🧒🧚♀️🧞♀️♀️