Tag Archive: unschooling

Nov 08

Cooperation or Compliance

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Frequently, I hear parents complain about how their child refuses to cooperate. One can almost see the anger and frustration wafting off of these parents in regard to their children, children whom they love, whom they currently view as defiant and disrespectful. I understand. Really, I do. There are times when I am really frustrated …

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Mar 29

Supporting Self-Expression in Children

Living Peacefully with Children: Supporting Self-Expression in Children

Welcome to the March 2013 Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival: Self-Expression and Conformity This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival hosted by Authentic Parenting and Living Peacefully with Children. This month our participants have written about authenticity through self-expression. We hope you enjoy this month’s posts and consider joining us next month when we share …

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Mar 14

Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival March Call for Submissions: Self-Expression and Conformity

Welcome to the Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival cohosted by Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children and Laura at Authentic Parenting. We hope that you will join us on the last Friday of each month as we share posts about simple living in our lives. Submission deadline will be the Friday before last. Self Expression and Conformity Kids …

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Feb 06

Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival February Call for Submissions: Honesty

Welcome to the Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival cohosted by Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children and Laura at Authentic Parenting. We hope that you will join us on the last Friday of each month as we share posts about simple living in our lives. Submission deadline will be the Friday before last. Honesty Little white lies don’t …

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Jan 03

5 Ways to Kill Your Child’s Love of Reading

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Please note that this public service announcement is brought to you by Bibliophilic Satire. ***************************************************************************************** I’d like to take a moment to discuss an issue that is pertinent to every parent out there. Children and books. There. I said it. I know. We try to avoid such topics, but the fact of the matter is …

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Jun 25

NPN Blog Blitz: A Day in the Life

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It’s that time again! You might remember the great post in December 2011 that highlighted the Natural Parents Network Volunteer’s most popular or favorite posts from the year. Or what about March 2012 post which featured Do It Yourself projects, How To’s, Tutorials, Recipes, and anything related to a step by step guide or informational …

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Apr 12

TV: a Tool or “The Devil”

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As more of our society has become screen driven, the controversy over children watching television has increased. On one side you have companies specifically marketing television, movies, and all sorts of related products to children. There are companies targeting commercials at children in hopes that those children will then bug their parents enough to buy the …

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Apr 10

Bodily Autonomy and Personal Hygiene

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Welcome to the April 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Kids and Personal Care This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared stories, tips, and struggles relating to their children’s personal care choices. More than 30% of …

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Jan 09

Growing Children

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Photo by Rev Stan When we grow plants, we give them what they need to grow and be successful: sunlight, water, supports, fertilizer, and other nutrients. If they are having trouble growing, we look to see what else they may need or what we need to change. We don’t blame them when they fail. Instead …

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Nov 10

Making Healthy Choices

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Photo by Denise Cross With the increase in eating disorders and childhood obesity, healthy eating is a concern for many parents. However, if we truly want our children to make healthy choices in regards to eating, we must first take a step back and allow them to make choices. Certainly we can, and should, share …

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