Originally Posted by polykow
I think you are mistaken. I have had many discussion with Sandra and have read her site and participated in discussion lists with her and I can say that does not advocate "stacking the deck"
What she advocates is support and partnership with of a child's interest.
Ok. And maybe she's changed her tune about some things, because I haven't been on an email list with her for at least 7 or 8 years... but I remember stuff about leaving around (strewing) materials that would fill in gaps so her kids would be more well-rounded, and stuff like that... which seemed to me like stacking the deck so that her kids would be more likely to do that stuff. Whether she believes it now or not, though, my point is that I find that kind of pointed leaving around of stuff to be insulting.
I know we've had conversations here about strewing vs. sharing, too... I espouse the latter, and I do think the distinction matters.