Anonymous asked: do you have any advice on raising a child naturally? like in many aspects
Let them be naked on the earth. Let them taste weird things and teach em to respect all other creatures. Show them how to gently move bugs back outside and never let them pour salt on slugs. Don’t let them hear you utter a single word of judgement for others. Simply explain that those who you don’t get along with are on a different different path than you, and that’s okay.
Let them climb trees, even if it makes ya nervous. Build earth altars and celebrate the seasons and the flow of earth’s cycle.
Teach them about their bodies, tell them the real names for their body parts and how they work, and how to feed their bodies to honor them best. Don’t shame them for things like sexuality and nudity.
Feed them fruit with coconut cream for desserts and let them pick their own veggies from the farmer’s market or the garden that you’ll then cook together.
Read stories, build faery homes, and cultivate their imagination. Turn off the screens. Let them sleep snuggled in the warm nest of your arms if that’s what they need. Ask them what they dream about and never make them feel that those dreams are too big for them.
If your idea of a role model is somebody who’s gonna preach to your kids that sex before marriage is wrong and cursing is wrong and women should be this and be that, then I’m not a role model. But if you want your girls to feel strong and intelligent and be outspoken and fight for what they think is right, then I want to be that type of role model, yeah.
If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.
After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.
OUR TEACHER MADE US READ THIS OUT LOUD IN CLASS AND I DIED
I still can’t say anemone
I only stuttered like twice and I’m stupidly proud.