Posts Tagged ‘ Parenting ’

Blogger: Michelle Wilbert

Blogger: Michelle Wilbert

From the post A Free Range Family at Michelle’s Close to the Root: Long before I ever got serious about having children, I made the decision not to send them to school. I had never heard of “Homeschooling” at the time; I was truly surprised, delightedly so, when I discovered, in the mid-1980’s, that...
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Children’s Picture Book Database

Children’s Picture Book Database

The Children’s Picture Book Database at Miami University (CPBD@MU) is a bibliography for designing literature-based thematic units for all disciplines. The database contains abstracts of over 5000 picture books for children, preschool to grade 3. Search over 900 keywords (topics, concepts, and skills) to locate books with storylines adaptable to your curriculum or program....
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Learning at Home

Learning at Home

Learning At Home: A Mother’s Guide To Homeschooling by Marty Layne, is filled with creative ideas for helping children learn: “…more than a mother’s guide. It’s a rare glimpse into the mind of a thinking parent’s heart and soul…” Marty writes: “My children are now adults. Learning at home together meant we had time...
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Vicky and Jen

Vicky and Jen is a unique podcast and family resource site about making life simple so you can enjoy What Really Matters. The shows sparkle with candid talk about simplifying and celebrating life and getting the most from the things that really matter. The free audio podcasts are categorized into topical collections of shows on Parenting,...
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Last Child in the Woods

Last Child in the Woods

Richard Louv is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven books about the connections between family, nature and community. His most recent book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder (Algonquin), has stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature. Louv coined the term Nature-Deficit Disorder™...
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MySpace Safety: 51 Tips for Teens and Parents

In July 2006, , I interviewed Kevin and Dale Farnham, authors of MySpace Safety: 51 Tips for Teens and Parents. Since 2006, online social networks have continued to grow and much of the advice the Farnham’s shared in that interview remains relevant today. I’m reproducing the interview below for those who might be looking...
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Natural Child Project

Jan Hunt’s  Natural Child Project offers many quotes and resources.  I did not know of this great resource until my boys were grown, but when I did find it it was wonderful to read the quotes, articles and to explore the wonderful resources available to parents there.    I spoke to the  Natural Parent’s Jan...
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Suffering from paroxysms of guilt?

I was just reading Self-Inspired Learning by KarenVogel in the latest issue of Home Education Magazine when I came upon this  sentence: As most of my friends know, I regularly suffer paroxysms of guilt over my complete neglect of science as a school subject. I have heard that a lot over the years.  (Actually,...
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HEM BOOKS:Asking Questions, Finding Answers: A Parent’s Journey through Homeschooling, by Tamra Orr

HEM BOOKS:Asking Questions, Finding Answers: A Parent’s Journey through Homeschooling, by Tamra Orr FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: HEM BOOKS Stacy: Mary: PO Box 1083, Tonasket, WA 98855 (509) 486-1351 1-800-236-3278 April 5th , 2008 – HEM Books announces the publication of Tamra Orr’s latest book, Asking Questions, Finding Answers: A Parent’s...
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“The Day After Graduation”

The Day After Graduation is written by Francis J. Brazeau is a how to book that explains how to apply for a job, sell a product, become financially independent and more. There is a wonderful you message from the author on a you tube video that can be viewed here. You can read a...
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