Posts Tagged ‘homeschooling’

Timeless Parenting Tips From Mr. Rogers

My kids considered afternoons with Mr. Rogers sacred time.  When the theme song It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood started to role, that was their cue to take their seats and reconvene their friendship with the man in the cardigan sweater and well-worn sneakers. For an hour, my kids sat spellbound and learned life…

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Modern Manners That Bolster Kindness and Compassion

Manners? Are they essential anymore?  Yes, they are crucial. They aren’t just rigid social rules reserved for the privileged or the wealthy. Manners are more than just knowing not to slurp coffee from your saucer or not to blow your nose with your dinner napkin. In our modern world, chaos (think Opioid crisis) and violence…

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Homeschooling Pitfalls to Avoid

As one who enjoys a road trip, I appreciate when I am warned of potential hazards or pitfalls along the way.  I carry over that same appreciation when someone willingly offers a warning about something they’ve already experienced in life. A few years ago, I attended a writer’s conference for a much-needed injection of inspiration.…

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8 Powerful Ways to Foster Gratitude in Kids

{This post contains affiliate links} When did you last see genuine gratitude in kids?  Was it Christmas or a birthday? For me, it was a few years ago beneath the scorching Caribbean sun when my family and I delivered gifts from an American church to a fledgling Haitian orphanage.  Our ramshackle Land Rover traveled off…

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Don’t Cram Your Kid in a Curriculum Box

I adore giving gifts.  Everything about the process excites me.  To the gift giver, the presentation of the gift is as equally important as the actual gift.   I recently bought a gift for a friend and tried to force the gift in what I thought was the perfect box.  The contents simply wouldn’t fit in…

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