Category Archives: children

Mentor: Fancy Name For Grown-Ups Kids Need

What happens to a little boy who wanders the neighborhood asking to help? Continue reading

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What Kids Learn On The Farm

What can children learn on the farm? Continue reading

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Sarcasm & Self-Sufficiency

“Come here Slug Weasel,” she commands. Obediently her younger brother does as she bids, helping her carry 50 pound bags of chicken feed to the barn. They chat pleasantly on the way. By pleasantly I mean he doesn’t just point … Continue reading

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Idleness Is Not The Devil’s Workshop

What can be learned from eating dirt. Continue reading

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12 Ways To Raise Healthy Happy Eaters

No need for nagging, bribing, or power plays. Raising kids who love to eat healthy food just takes a creative and relaxed approach to eating Continue reading

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Why Kids Belong In The Kitchen

Nine ways cooking helps your child learn. Continue reading

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Sneaky Geography

Hoping to spare my kids my own geography impairment, I hung a large world map in the kitchen a few years ago. But how to make that map a go-to place? I know the ho-hum status educational products achieve around … Continue reading

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