Recess from Seatwork, Natural Learning in Mathematics

by Heatheron October 30,2011 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyGrowthLearning

One of the things that fuels my passion for unschooling and my desire to spread the word about this option (what to some is an unheard-of idea), are the memories seared into my brain of children I love struggling with numbers on paper. It can be downright painful sometimes. No one likes to see a […]

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How To Teach Your Child a Second Language You Don’t Know

by Bunmion October 27,2011 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyLearningTravel

When I first moved to Montréal two years ago I had experience with French; I studied it in college, my dad speaks it as do many of my friends. But being thrown into a society where the first language is not your own is a whole different story. Something as simple as getting a driver’s license […]

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Co-sleeping: Sleeping Like a Baby with Your Baby

by Jillon October 25,2011 in BreastfeedingChild DevelopmentFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

    I’m laying here in bed with a six-year-old snoring in my ear on one side, a six-month-old nursing on the other side and the other six-year-old next to the baby. My husband is sleeping on the next bed down and the nine-year-old is watching a show at the end of the bed while […]

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Babywearing: A Better Way to Move Through Life

by Elizabethon October 13,2011 in Baby_WearingChild DevelopmentNatural Parenting Style

Bringing your little one along for the ride is better for the both of you. Have you heard? Carried babies… Cry less. 43% less overall and 54% less during evening hours. 1 Are Healthier. They gain weight faster, have better motor skills, coordination, increased muscle tone, and sense of balance. 2, 5, 7 Get a […]

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Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out

by Elizabethon October 11,2011 in Baby_WearingChild DevelopmentFeatured BlogGrowth

Dr. Catherine Fowler of Australia, as reported by CBS.com in 2011, made a comment that parents who face their babies out are “cruel and selfish“.  Actually for the record she said they were “inadvertantly cruel”.  I am not here to judge you ladies and gentleman; a walk around the block with your baby in the […]

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All Feelings Are Valid

by Jillon September 18,2011 in Child DevelopmentDisciplineFamily Journey

All feelings are valid. This seems like an obvious statement, but in our busy lives as parents it’s easy to forget to respect our children’s feelings. As a mom of four young children I know how outbursts can seem out of control. Kids emotions can be loud, messy and hard to handle! Instead of trying […]

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