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What Causes More Anxiety in Children: School or a Smartphone? — John Holt GWS

Our children attend school at earlier ages and graduate at older ages than they did in previous generations; we make going to college a modern, tribal ritual that socially shames those who can’t afford it or who don’t thrive there; we focus on degrees awarded but not on competencies earned outside of degree programs; we... Continue Reading →

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Check This Out: Happiness is Here

This is a WONDERFUL blog! All the things I read in books while raising our wonderful kids right here at your finger tips. It is 100% about respectful parenting and respecting childhood. Check it out! Bookmark it! Read it! LIVE IT! Source: Happiness is here - Australian Unschooling and Respectful Parenting blog  

On Writing

Writers make writing look so easy.  Is writing as difficult for them as it is me?  I'm certainly not an avid writer but I do write: journals, letters, notes, lists.  I seem to be more of a lister than a writer.  I have many lists of things I want to write about.  The problem is... Continue Reading →

Imagination

“Grandma! Grandma! There are snakes in the pine trees!” our grandson shouted excitedly running to the house. Knowing that we do have at least one snake I thought to myself, “Drat, that snake had babies!” So, I grabbed my camera and asked our grandson to show me the snakes. (Yes, I grabbed my camera! LOL)... Continue Reading →

Gross Motor Math Games

The Counting-Action Dice game is a big hit  at our house: grandparent-parent tested, child approved and low tech (easy for this grandma to make). The Counting-Action Dice game is a gross motor math game perfect for preschoolers.  Kids can practice counting and one-to-one correspondence while doing fun body movements like clapping, jumping and spinning. This... Continue Reading →

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