The Perfect Parenting Crime

The Perfect Parenting Crime

I witnessed the perfect parenting crime the other night.

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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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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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Ten Strategies to Conquer Homeschool Overwhelm & Stay Calm, Cool, and Sane

Ten Strategies to Conquer Homeschool Overwhelm & Stay Calm, Cool, and Sane

Anyone who says homeschooling is easy is stretching the truth. I know, a lot of you are shouting out, "But I've heard you say it's easy many times!"

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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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The Degrading System of Grading

The Degrading System of Grading

While grading students on a bell curve may make some sense in a college setting, it's a harmful system for measuring the comprehension and knowledge of younger students. The Bell curve was designed to determine where each student ranked in relation to the rest of the group, but each child has a unique mind that is developing at its own rate and understands things in its own time, and, therefore, to compare a child's ability to those of his peers defies common sense. 

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Why The Perfect Parent Does Not Exist!

Why The Perfect Parent Does Not Exist!

A new father proudly showed me his baby the other day. He was so full of glee as he began to tell me the many plans he had for his son. My mind fell back to a day, almost 18 years ago, when my first child was born and I quickly remembered my own plan, for I sensed, it was also his. My plan was simple: I would be the perfect mother and raise the perfect child. I didn't put it into those words at the time, but in retrospect, that was it. 

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