When Joy Sikorski raised and
home-schooled her three children in the Alaskan wilderness, she
realized that one of the many stimuli that they responded well
to was the sound of her voice. When her voice was uptight and strident,
they reacted with tension and an inability to focus. When her voice was
gentle and reassuring, they felt safe and relaxed, which enabled them to
ask questions, communicate and absorb information easily.