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Basic Formula for Parents:
Stay out of child’s way +
Don’t try to be a teacher +
Don’t hijack your child’s learning +
Wait….wait…wait (and be patient) +
Don’t stress (talk to other unschoolers when you worry!) +
Read lots of books out loud when your child wants to +
Have lots of interesting books available +
Be ready as a resource when you child asks for it
= A child that reads. Eventually. On his own timetable.
Last night, as the whole family sat down to watch another downloaded episode of The Amazing Race, DS7 pulled out a sketch …
I just had to share some pics from the other day on Playa Chiquita, a wonderful beach that we tried for the first time on Wednesday. Tide pools, hermit crabs, sea urchins (both live, and some beautiful shells by the hundreds), crabs, and more stuff to explore than any life-learner could ask for. A great beach for kids!
costa rica, ecology, environmentalism, featured, mother earth, sustainability, travel »
Take a look at the picture to the left. Really look at it. Can you tell what it is? No, they aren’t pebbles. Try again. Use your imagination. Here’s a hint: I found them this week along the beach at Punta Uva on the Carribbean Coast of Costa Rica. No, they aren’t any kind of shell or sea creature. Not a beach pebble or sand particle either. Give up? They are nurdles.
Nurdles. Such a cute word. Sounds like a pool toy or a board game, perhaps. But they are nothing …
costa rica, Elimination Communication, environmentalism, featured, mother earth, reflections, sustainability, travel »
Even though we are currently learning the ins & outs of elimination communication with Baby B, we are still using a significant number of cloth diapers every day. We use them to lay under B when we put her down. We usually hold one under her butt just in case we miss a pee, which we do every so often. We use a diaper to wipe up the mess when B pees on the floor. And at the end of the day, when us parents are exhausted and just need …
attachment parenting, breastfeeding, featured »
Welcome Carnival of Breastfeeding readers! This month we are writing about Nursing in Public. Please read more of the posts, found at the bottom of this post. More links will be added through Monday
Whenever I nursed my first two children in public, in the United States, I was almost always confident and sure of myself. I never used a cover-up, and I nursed just about everywhere I went. Restaurants, stores, parks, museums. Sure, in the first few months of nursing my first child, public nursing made me a little nervous. …