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The Special Power of Family Travel

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

Travel is one of the most powerful ways to teach our children. There is a big difference between reading about it and being there. Our family has been very blessed to travel to many places together. Whether it is a mission trip to Mexico or Costa Rica or a family reunion to the Caribbean (thanks grandma and grandpa!), we have had rich learning experiences and unforgettable memories!

Below are Hal & Melanie Young's, thoughts on the value of family travel. RaisingRealMen.com 

There is a special power in the impression you get from actually “being there.” Travel is such a powerful way to teach our children about history, geography, culture, and.... continue reading

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What should you do with your "littles"?

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 Guest post-Gena, publisher of theoldschoolhouse.com

What should you do with the littles? Play with them, read to them, take walks, bake or cook with them, clean with them, and give them lots of hugs. While you’re doing routine things, like grocery shopping, taking food to a friend, weeding, or something else, your littles are watching and learning. 

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The President Should NOT Be Your Child's Role Model

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The President

Over the past month or so, I've seen so many parents talking about their distress that it might happen that the next U.S. President would be someone that they would not want to be their child's role model.

I sensed a lot of hopelessness about this, and wanted to share my own philosophy about role models and our children.

I wrote this well before the election, so please know that it is not aimed at any particular candidate. Instead, I want to encourage and build up parents and help them realize that they should be looking inward instead of outward.

Whether you are disappointed, elated, cautiously optimistic, or apathetic about the outcome of the election yesterday, I believe you will be encouraged by my message. Read it here.

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What I Wish I Had Known as a New Homeschool Dad

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Are you just starting out on this homeschooling journey? Here are 10 things I wish I’d known when I was a new homeschooling dad..... continue reading here

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Important Things That a Test Can't Measure

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Important Things That Tests Can't Measure - All About Learning Press

 

You see, I’ve seen what can happen when a child takes a test score too seriously. The shoulders slouched in defeat. The voice shaking with embarrassment. The sad eyes letting you know that your child is sorry to have let you down. 

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