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How to Survive Being an Ignorant First Time Homeschooling Mom

Ignorance is not bliss for very long. Ignorance inevitably leads to facing unexpected problems. Here is a short, pathetically comical list of things I was ignorant about when we began to home school our children: 4 year old children are not likely to be able to write in cursive, especially in one day. Young children […]

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Decentralized Parenting or How Parenting is Like Economics

Just like in politics, parenting has it’s parties. One party says keep the children institutionalized with psuedo-parents for most waking hours. Don’t let the birth parents have too much influence over the tender children, or they might traumatize them. A cadre of governmentally licensed or religiously approved caretakers are said to be much more capable […]

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Making Decisions About Letting Your Kids Play with Neighbor Kids

Every responsible parent faces this sooner or later:  How do you decide about letting your children play with less disciplined children?  It’s not that we expect perfection.  There were days when I was only caring for my own children, when I would have this little humorous conversation in my head, where I would tell them […]

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