Tag Archives: independence

Sprouting Plant Advocates

I try to explain that my kindhearted son felt he was sticking up for a friend of his, that sometimes following the rules doesn’t always serve the higher good. The teacher doesn’t agree. The next day Kirby is punished. Continue reading

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Evoking the State of Flow

How do we foster the state of flow in ourselves and our children? Continue reading

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Living Beyond Boundaries Thanks To Dad

My father never let on that the ride that night was dangerous. Continue reading

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Five Ways to Transcend the School Mindset

When we think of education, we tend to view school as the standard even if we simultaneously realize that many parts of that school model aren’t really working. Get past the school mindset to foster wider learning. Continue reading

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The Dart Collection

A neighborhood of free ranging kids and the girl whose mysterious summer project surprises them all. Continue reading

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Respecting A Child’s Urge To Discover

Trust that kids can innovate and learn. Find out just how capable they can be. Continue reading

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Don’t Deprive Kids Of Risk

Say yes to more challenges. Continue reading

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