Post Archives tagged ‘children’



Simply, Light

Posted on: February 20th, 2012 by
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I'm grateful today for light, seeping and surprising and bursting it's way into my winter. Light, in the form of time with my daughters: laughing, skating, cooking. Sharing enthusiasms for differing interests - sometimes teasing each other about the same - religious philosophy, video game characters, fictional romances. Light, in the rays of the unusually present Continue reading the story "Simply, Light"

High Expectaions / High Support (Excerpt from “How to Treat your Toddlers…”)

Posted on: November 21st, 2011 by
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  Back in the days when I used to attend church regularly, I was, for two years, privileged to be a parishioner under the guidance and leadership of Dr. Roy D. Bell. Roy was an intelligent, no-nonsense man who was willing to reveal his humanity, good and bad, and who had such an obvious care and concern for people without being at all saccharin. One Sunday morning, Continue reading the story "High Expectaions / High Support (Excerpt from “How to Treat your Toddlers…”)"

Un-Schooling: There’s More Than One Way

Posted on: November 17th, 2011 by
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In my book "How to Treat Your Toddlers so Your Teenagers will Talk to You " I speak a great deal about the choices we made regarding education for our daughters. I explain that we gave our children the option to stay home for school and therefore refer to that practice as "home-schooling". The truth is, during the years our daughters chose to be at Continue reading the story "Un-Schooling: There’s More Than One Way"

Home-schooling: Is that Legal?

Posted on: November 7th, 2011 by
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Parents or guardians who consider keeping their children home for school usually have a great many questions and concerns. The most common has to do with the legalities of educating ones children outside the realm of the public school system. The fact is that in Canada and the United States home-schooling is perfectly legal but from province to province (state to state) there are variations in Continue reading the story "Home-schooling: Is that Legal?"