Episode 045 – The Truth about “A Christmas Story” (1h29m)

Episode 045 is a critical analysis of the strong themes around parenting and children in the 1983 holiday classic, “A Christmas Story”. Merry Christmas! And enjoy the special presentation of “Santa Baby!” at the beginning of the podcast, sung by Phil.

Listen to Episode 045 (1h29m, mp3, 128kbps)

Show Notes

IMDB.com, Movie Synopsis, “A Christmas Story
Carolyn Simmons, “What do Children Want?
Sandra Dodd, “Saying ‘YES’ to Children
Sandra Dodd, “Partners, not Adversaries
Lenore Skenazy, FreeRangeKids.com FAQ
Robin Grille, “Natural Born Bullies
Alice Miller, “Adolf Hitler: How Could a Monster Succeed in Blinding a Nation?
Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages
Alfie Kohn, “The Case Against Grades
James Kimmell, “Why do We Hurt our Children?
Pam Leo, “Teaching Children Respect
Sandra Dodd, “Why Would Children Lie?


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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.