I know I'm not the only parent to struggle with teaching my children gratitude in the face of constant consumer pressure. Our culture preaches more more more while my parenting instincts scream less less less. Our children are bombarded with the precept "more is better" and the expectation of instant gratification. Few children I know … Continue reading Positive Discipline: greedy vs. grateful
Rules for Mr.9's reading lessons: He will participate for exactly 30 minutes. No more and no less. He prefers to sit outside on the front porch. Yes, please! I try to correct his reading with as little verbiage as possible. My corrections are variations of this: look for the blend, find the root word, cover … Continue reading Reading Lesson “Rules”
Mr.9's reading skills have been a common topic on Unschool Day since this blog's inception. If you are a new reader, this is the bottom line: the kid has loved books since he was a tiny toddler, he loves listening to long complex audiobooks, he has a huge vocabulary, his syntactical structure is phenomenal, he … Continue reading Folks, we have a reader!
You can read Our Path to Healing, pt.1 by clicking here. I discovered Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet on May 28, 2016. I gave myself until the kids' birthdays had passed in mid-August for us to officially commence following all of the GAPS protocols. I knew I needed time to research, learn and … Continue reading Our Path to Healing, pt.2
I internally debated for quite a while whether Unschool Day was the appropriate venue for my family's story of healing our bodies with real food. But, the more I thought about it, the more I realized how our story is perfectly aligned with a blog about unique learning styles and individual paths to success. My … Continue reading Our Path to Healing, pt.1
We celebrate Hanukkah and we are not Jewish. I am well aware we have not experienced the centuries of Jewish struggles and therefore have no right to claim the celebrations since we can't claim the persecution. But, December is a special month of many winter holidays and we do our best to honor and appreciate … Continue reading Gimme Gimme Gimel!
We have hundreds of Christmas songs on our computer organized into multiple playlists. Listening to holiday tunes is an important tradition to my family and a major highlight of the season. We are a music loving family but it can get intense during December when the pressure is on to get your fill of the … Continue reading Kids’ Top 5 Christmas Songs of 2017