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An Underage Path to Community College

One option that many teen homeschoolers and unschoolers use is their local Community Colleges. But this option can be available to any teen! Local Community Colleges offer a wide variety of courses, often more interesting to teens- since they can

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Daniel Pink: the Puzzle of Motivation

Dan Pink delivers an inspirational talk on what motivates people- is it monetary rewards? or intrinsic motivation to do what matters to them? Social scientists have found over and over that people perform BETTER on creative complicated tasks, when they

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Giving kids more freedom, and taking closer care of babies

I’m reblogging a post I came across from the Guardian. ( I think the title is a little misleading– there is a whole part here about taking closer care of our babies). I copy and pasted the article, because I

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Reconnecting with your kids

How do you go backwards and repair damage from authoritative parenting to partnership based parenting? I think that at any  point- when the parent shifts from control/authoritative to a partnership paradigm,  a more positive relationship and healing from the past

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5 Reasons You Should Let Your Teen Quit School

You have an unhappy teen in school.  Perhaps she’s more interested in non-academic subjects and just isn’t focused on her schooling;  perhaps the social scene is not a fit; perhaps she’s chomping at the bit to do something else, but

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Stop Stealing Dreams

A couple quotes from Seth Godin’s TED talk: “If it’s work, we try to figure out how to do less; if it’s art, we try to figure out how to do more. And when we put kids in the factory

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“Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your

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