Guest Writer Emma Marie Forde, DClinPsych examines the way in which unschooling fosters learning.
Play is important for kids and it's also one of the ways we can help teach them. Here are 7 eco-friendly activities you can do with your kids that are fun, crafty, and educational.
Here is a summary of what Evolutionary Parenting stands for. In short, it’s the idea that the way in which we as humans (and other mammals) have parented over hundreds of thousands of years (i.e., the way we’ve EVOLVED to parent) is intricately related to the well-being of our children.
Homeschooling is something that gets mixed reviews when I bring up that we plan on it for our daughter. Whereas most people we know are actually quite supportive, there are those that seem to truly believe that parents are not competent to teach their children.
When I wrote about the benefits of adding logical consequences to our toolkit with our daughter, I was met with some resistance from people. Most of the resistance centered on the fact that people view logical consequences as punishment and children don’t learn from punishment. I disagree and I thought I’d share a bit more on how to implement a logical consequence, along with what it does and does not include.
Babies learn. They may not learn like certain "experts" claim, but learn they do. This guest post from Dr. Patricia Brosseau-Liard covers the research to date on what we know of how infants and young children learn. Practical implications? That's up to you!