Creative home school inspiration rooted in relationships for the non-conformist, dedicated parent.
How to Help a Child Who Feels Rejected by Friends
Learning about friendship can be traumatic for children. A parent who can blend compassion with problem solving will have the undying gratitude and trust of his child. (Week 25 of 52 Weeks to a Better Relationship With Your Child)
Helping Children Set Good Personal Goals
What are your goals for your child?
To help our children set good personal goals, it helps to figure out what our goals as parents are. [Week 24 of 52 Weeks to a Better Relationship With Your Child]
Guidelines for Children's Privacy in the Family
Alas, or fortunately, depending on who you talk to, toddlers grow up. The question is: When are they grown up enough to have a reasonable expectation of privacy? [Week 23 of 52 Weeks to a Better Relationship With Your Child]
Interview: Light Bulb Moments and Healthy Skepticism
Here is an interview with Rebecca of Dissident Mama. She and her husband have taught their three sons at home for many years. In the interview she describes her learning process as a homeschool mom and why she thinks anyone can teach their own children.
Help Your Child Get a Grip on Teasing
When trying to understand teasing, we really need to look at each instance and each relationship. [Week 22 of 52 Weeks to a Better Relationship With Your Child]
How to Fine Tune Your Child's Sense of Fairness
The claim, "That's not fair!" will almost certainly come out of a child's mouth at some point. A parent should be prepared to respond. It is important to address the child's claim without being manipulated by it. So the first step is for the parent to have a clear idea of what fairness is and how that can be applied to family life. [Week 21 of 52 Weeks to a Better Relationship With Your Child]
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