To Read or Not to Read Shakespeare with Your Children

To Read or Not to Read Shakespeare with Your Children

While some parents are exposing their children to Shakespeare at early ages, it might not be the wisest thing to do.

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Why Every Parent Can and Should Teach Their Children Latin

Why Every Parent Can and Should Teach Their Children Latin

If you are homeschooling, or you have a child in school somewhere, you really should consider teaching your child Latin. It isn’t difficult to teach the beginning years, and I know from teaching children Latin that they thoroughly enjoy it.

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Why You Should Read "Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite & the Way to a Meaningful Life"

Why You Should Read "Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite & the Way to a Meaningful Life"

Deresiewicz's book "Excellent Sheep" is an insider's scathing critique of the Ivy League system. Full of surprises, it'll make you think twice about the value of an Ivy League education. 

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Ten "Must-Read" Classic Books for Kids

Ten "Must-Read" Classic Books for Kids

I made a list of ten classic books which I think are a "must-read." I've sprinkled it with some comments and quotes throughout. My favorite quote is at the very end!

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How to Avoid 3 Critical Mistakes When Teaching Your Child to Read

How to Avoid 3 Critical Mistakes When Teaching Your Child to Read

Teaching your child to read is arguably the most important skill you will teach. You have to know the right time to teach, the right way to teach and the right method to teach. If you don't get the reading part right, and consequently raise a child who dislikes reading, many doors will shut. 

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The Danish Way of Parenting

The Danish Way of Parenting

Wow! There is finally a parenting book that is simple, doable, and appeals to our common sense. The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids by authors Jessica Alexander and Isban Sandahl, is a clear, concise way of approaching raising children that the country of Denmark follows.

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A Mom's Comment on Reading Classics

A Mom's Comment on Reading Classics

I always recommend educating children with the classics, so I'm going to share a comment with you from one of my Lost Tools Curriculum moms, that made me really happy to read. But, first let me say that if your children grow up reading classic literature, they will always be able to read difficult literature, and all doors to great literature and knowledge will be open to them. Not to mention that they will be able to think, speak, and write at higher levels, too. Reading the classics also trains us in understanding human nature; why people do the things they do and how to recognize the good person from the bad person, to put it simply. Shakespeare was the all-time master of this. Here is the comment from my customer, especially for those of you who fear the classics might be too difficult:

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