57 episodes

Creative home school inspiration rooted in relationships for the non-conformist, dedicated parent.

The Happy Homeschool Laura Blodgett

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Creative home school inspiration rooted in relationships for the non-conformist, dedicated parent.

    Preparing Your Child for Passion

    Preparing Your Child for Passion

    Right around the time puberty hits, a child usually feels a surge of passion about life. If the child and parent are not ready for it, it can be explosive in truly damaging ways. [Week 41 of 52 Weeks to a Better Relationship With Your Child]

    • 8 min
    How Parents Should Think About Rebellion

    How Parents Should Think About Rebellion

    Understanding the concept and application of authority has important implications for parents. It is helpful to consider what rebellion against parents is not. Rebellion is not inevitable. [Week 40 of 52 Weeks to a Better Relationship With Your Child]

    • 8 min
    The Truth About Children and Peer Pressure

    The Truth About Children and Peer Pressure

    Parents often talk about peer pressure like it is some kind of mystical evil force. Cultural propaganda encourages parents not to expect good relationships with their children. But as a parent, you have a unique opportunity to be the best and right kind of social pressure for your child. In this episode we discuss how that can be done. [Week 39 of 52 Weeks to a Better Relationship With Your Child]

    • 13 min
    Helping Children Learn How to Evaluate Adults

    Helping Children Learn How to Evaluate Adults

    Unfortunately, as soon as children are old enough to understand, you need to teach them that other adults need to be evaluated for trustworthiness. [Week 38 of 52 Weeks to a Better Relationship With Your Child]

    • 12 min
    The Siren Call of Extra Activities

    The Siren Call of Extra Activities

    How should you evaluate extra activities for your child? Don't just let yourself be swept along on a wave of excitement or what it seems like a lot of other people are doing.

    • 14 min
    Interview: Meet the Author of Collar Cases Mysteries for Children and Book Giveaway

    Interview: Meet the Author of Collar Cases Mysteries for Children and Book Giveaway

    Amanda Trumpower writes illustrated chapter books for readers 7-12 who love mysteries, animals, and silly hijinks. Her Collar Cases series follows the adventures of feline and canine investigative reporters, Mittens Meow and Alex Digger, as they solve mysteries and learn lessons about character in their small town. Each book has a vocabulary glossary, theme Bbile verse, and short family devotional.

    • 29 min

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