Re: Ann: could we try a study group?
From: Anne R Tyler (
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1996 17:37:47 -0600
Excellent, excellent idea!
Anne (Not the Ann of the message)
Anne Tyler
masters candidate in Community and Regional Planning
University of New Mexico
tylerar [at]

On Thu, 28 Nov 1996 Benjmsher [at] wrote:
> As usual in cohousing discussions we can't get anywhere on a subject as
> controversial as this one given the diversity of people in our subculture.
> We can't get to guidelines because of that diversity.  It strikes at the
> heart of the philosophy that cohousing welcomes any and all comers without
> respect to the personal philosophies of participants.  
> This value-neutral approach may also ultimately cause cohousing to fail as a
> movement (or possibly to thrive if this value, of diversity, ends up being
> more critical than other values).
> One way out of this fog perhaps is to have a study group within cohousing
> communiites (that incidentally might include some folks who don't live in
> cohousing) on parenting/child development.  The study group would not take as
> its primary task a specific problem such as child labor but rather strive for
> assimilating a more comprehensive understanding of parenting/children in our
> culture.
> Creating a study group would be a further enhancement on community sharing
> beyond the mundane matters of feeding ourselves and taking care of our
> physical surroundings.  

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