When Children Hear the Sound of a Rifle, They Miss the Song of the Bird

When Children Hear the Sound of a Rifle, They Miss the Song of the Bird

Time in nature is not leisure time. It’s an essential investment in our children’s health.

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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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Phonics App vs. Phonics Book: Which Is Better?

Phonics App vs. Phonics Book:  Which Is Better?

Should you buy a phonics book and teach your child to read, or should you hand the task over to your computer?

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5 Reasons Why You Are Too Blessed to Be Stressed When Homeschooling

5 Reasons Why You Are Too Blessed to Be Stressed When Homeschooling

You can look at homeschooling in one of two ways: homeschooling is too stressful or homeschooling is a privilege.

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A Three Season Recipe for Raising Happier Children

A Three Season Recipe for Raising Happier Children

"Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state."  

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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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What Do Moroccans Get About Children that We Americans Miss?

What Do Moroccans Get About Children that We Americans Miss?

A few things about the people I encountered the year I lived in Morocco left a lasting impression on me especially regarding their children.

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How Homeschooling Taught Me to Love English Grammar

How Homeschooling Taught Me to Love English Grammar

An inspiring look into a homeschooler’s journey about successfully teaching a subject she had never learned properly during her own school days.

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Should Homeschoolers Take a Long Summer Break?

Should Homeschoolers Take a Long Summer Break?

If you're homeschooling, do you head to the beach with everyone else or do you head to the library when summer hits? 

That depends on the age of your children. 

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Why Homeschooling Is Easier than Helping with Homework

Why Homeschooling Is Easier than Helping with Homework

Let's face it, with all the time parents spend helping their kids do homework, they may as well be homeschooling. 

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The Reason Why I Homeschooled My Children May Surprise You

The Reason Why I Homeschooled My Children May Surprise You

The Reason why I homeschooled my children may surprise you. Or, maybe not.

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Why Multiple Learning Styles Are Overrated & Why You Should Ignore Them

Why Multiple Learning Styles Are Overrated & Why You Should Ignore Them

Have we taken the idea of multiple intelligences and learning styles too far? 

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How Do We Teach Our Children to Be Generous?

How Do We Teach Our Children to Be Generous?

How do we teach our children to be generous?

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A Different Way to Raise Your Kids

A Different Way to Raise Your Kids

Hint: Think of your marriage first—not the kids!

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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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Four Strategies to Think Holistically (and be a better parent)

Four Strategies to Think Holistically (and be a better parent)

We all try to do what's best for our kids but, in doing so, are we considering their total well-being? Are we making decisions based on sound strategies or just because something sounds good and everyone seems to be doing it? 

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Why a Heart Start Is Smarter than a Head Start

Why a Heart Start Is Smarter than a Head Start

When we push our children into early academic learning, might we be doing it at the expense of their heart’s well-being? 

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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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