The Parental Intelligence Newsletter


16 January 2011


Hi, this is Bob Collier inviting you to 'explore the psychology of happy and successful parenting', connect with bright minds, discover new ideas and sail outside the mainstream for a while without running aground.

All that and more.

In this issue of the Parental Intelligence Newsletter there are links to 35 articles and 13 notices and items of news. As always, I trust you will find in my latest collection of parenting, education and personal development ideas and information from around the internet something that will make a positive difference to your life - and, through you, to the lives of your children.

Please scroll down to pick and choose whatever is of interest and useful to you.

Thank you for being here! I appreciate this opportunity to be of help to you in your parenting adventure and wish you all the happiness and success you would wish yourself.

See you next time!

Bob

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ARTICLE LINKS


A Dad's Opinion on Breastfeeding
from the Natural Parents Network

Hello there! My name is James, and I fully support the breastfeeding mothers of the world.

"Ahhhh," you say, "he must come from California."

Nope. I live in New England.

"Well, then he must be one of those "dot edu" types: all lectures, tweed coats, and lettuce leaves all day."

Wrong again! I drive an 18-wheeler across all 48 states, and my ever-expanding beltline gives sincere testimony to my love affair with bacon cheeseburgers.

I also have a serious love affair with my wife, which people sometimes find hard to believe.

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Thank you for that item to Sara McGrath


Children ' should sleep with parents until they're five'
by Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times

Margot Sunderland, director of education at the Centre for Child Mental Health in London, says the practice, known as "co-sleeping", makes children more likely to grow up as calm, healthy adults.

Sunderland, author of 20 books, outlines her advice in The Science of Parenting, to be published later this month [May 2006].

She is so sure of the findings in the new book, based on 800 scientific studies, that she is calling for health visitors to be issued with fact sheets to educate parents about co-sleeping.

"These studies should be widely disseminated to parents," said Sunderland. "I am sympathetic to parenting gurus - why should they know the science? Ninety per cent of it is so new they bloody well need to know it now. There is absolutely no study saying it is good to let your child cry."

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Don't let anybody 'should' on you
by Pinky McKay

I have just returned from visiting another lovely, intelligent mother who is doing a wonderful job with her baby, but is convinced she must be doing 'everything wrong'. She feels guilty that she has messed up her baby's early days (she hasn't at all!); she feels inadequate because (she thinks) she can't read her baby's cues (she is making perfect eye-contact with her baby - their connection is like a lovers' gaze and as we talk, she intuitively comforts her baby or changes his position at the slightest grimace or squirm); she feels guilty that she has stressed her baby about feeding. The baby was refusing to breastfeed after some inappropriate advice and now the mum is beating up on herself for listening to the advice that made things more difficult. But really, what choice did she have? Her baby was unsettled (as newborns often are), so what desperate, sleep deprived mother wouldn't be ready to grasp at whatever straw was being offered if it sounded reasonable at the time - or was being offered by somebody who seemed more experienced about babies than a brand new mum?

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Praising our Children: Manipulation or Celebration?
by Jan Hunt

In recent years, some writers have recommended that parents abstain from praise as well as criticism. They see praise as a form of parental manipulation of the child's behavior - more subtle than blame and criticism, but harmful nonetheless. I have certainly seen parents use praise in this way. But I have also seen it take place in a way that I consider normal and healthy. After much thought, I've come to believe that avoidance of praise in toto is "throwing the baby out with the bathwater". While we should of course refrain from harmful, artificial kinds of praise, there does exist a more genuine variety that springs from the heart in a joyful way, and that gives our children what they most need: our genuine loving support.

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Setting Children Up for Success
by boheime

A recent interview with the so-called tiger mom has prompted parenting discussions around the web. I read some of them. I have my own opinion and thoughts about the subject, but they don't really pertain to this post. It took longer for the topic to trickle to our local AP board, but it finally did during the past week. Reading what mothers I often see had to say about the topic was interesting, even in a group where supposedly everyone practices attachment parenting.

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The Problem With Amy Chua's "Tiger Mother" Hypothesis
by Katie Allison Granju

Did you read the piece in the WSJ on Sunday in which Yale Law School Professor Amy Chua claimed that Chinese mothers are superior parents who produce superior children? Well, I did, and here's what I have to say about Chua's "Tiger Mother" hypothesis.

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Tales of a Chinese daughter: On the superiority or not of Amy Chua's Chinese mothers
by Elaine Chow

Recently, a Yale professor and "Superior Chinese mother" published a wildly controversial opinion piece on the Wall Street Journal espousing just how much better the "Chinese" method of parenting is - no playdates, ultimate discipline and a complete disregard for your children's feelings because really, what do they know? I thought it was some kind of satirical joke at first. But no - it was a terrible tragedy of a piece that probably only got published thanks to those recent Shanghai PISA test scores demonstrating (to those not looking close enough) some sort of amazing educational secret Asian people have that others MUST KNOW. Having lived through a version of the Chinese Parenting Experience, and having been surrounded since birth with hundreds of CPE graduates, I couldn't not say something. The article actually made me feel physically ill and, judging from the comments section of Amy Chua's piece, garnered similar reactions from others who'd gone through what she's espousing.

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Are we driving our Kids to despair with unprecedented stress?
by Sarah Newton

I was recently watching Tonight's programme on ITV and thought I should add my two pennies worth.

I think programmes like these are a double edged sword really; in one way it is great that they highlight the issues but in another, I think they have the ability to cause mass hysteria and let's face it, they have made up their minds before they even start these programmes the viewpoint that they put forward.

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Slow Parenting: An Introduction
from Slow Parenting Teens

Our culture tells us that the teenage years are real trouble and that teens are impossible. They are moody, unpredictable, unreliable, disrespectful, and unconcerned about anyone but themselves. It is their physiology, and we have to put up with it. As parents, we are convinced that we will be lucky to manage our teens' behavior and keep them alive until they are 18.  Well, it is their physiology, in part. Their hormones are going nuts, their brains are changing, and they are just plain bigger. But what is also happening is that they are pushing against our fears and expectations in a new way.

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Is there a genius in all of us?
by David Shenk

Where do athletic and artistic abilities come from? With phrases like "gifted musician", "natural athlete" and "innate intelligence", we have long assumed that talent is a genetic thing some of us have and others don't.

But new science suggests the source of abilities is much more interesting and improvisational. It turns out that everything we are is a developmental process and this includes what we get from our genes.

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Thank you for that item to Ian Sharp


Beyond the Labels
by Tiffani Bearup

Labels are a double edged sword. On the one hand, they help us easily recognize things and give us an expectation about what to find in them. Like, tomato soup when we're hungry! However, they also can be misleading, especially if we rely more on the label than we do on what we know

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Thank you for that item to mamapoekie


Compassion
by Jenna Robertson

I am presently reading "The Gifts of Imperfection: Let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you are" by Brené Brown, which I decided to read after watching the author's Ted Talk The Power of Vulnerability. In the book, Brené Brown talks about how we need to be compassionate and accepting in order to create connection with the people in our lives.  I agree with that.

She went on to say, "...if we really want to practice compassion, we have to start by setting boundaries and holding people accountable for their behavior."  (Brown,2010,p.17)  This statement did not ring true for me.

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Learning to Be in the Present By Looking to the Future
from Code Name: Mama

If there is one lesson I am learning as a parent - as a person - it is to live more in the present. To be fully conscious of my mood and surroundings, engaged with my loved ones, and aware of both others and myself.

The funny thing is, one way I am learning how to be more in the present is by imagining the future.

How does that make sense?

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Stop Being Consistent
by Lisa Russell

I just had to say that. When I was a new mom, I read everything. I learned that in order to raise well-behaved children, we had to be consistent. Rules must never change. Consequences must always stay the same. Mom & Dad can't have different rules. We must be solid, like a wall. We must be unified. Us against them. We must stand strong. Grownups vs the kids. We must---STOP THE INSANITY---- (Thank you, Susan Powter)

Someone actually once said "Oh you must be so consistent" when my oldest was little because she was so "well behaved."

It makes me sick now.

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"What do I do when ...?"
by Chris White MD

This year I am going to try a new approach because I still keep getting questions that start with "What do I do when…." There are rarely simple answers to these questions. If there were, a "one size fits all" parenting manual would have been created by now. So I am going to try to address these practical questions in a way that empowers your parental intuition and helps us move toward an understanding of the underlying principles, rather than doling out techniques. I believe that giving out simplistic answers to "behavioral problems" - rather than learning about the underlying dynamics at work - is ineffective for at least three reasons.

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What's Sexy and Right with Wrongology?
by Mark Brady

I yearn for the freedom to be wrong, I mean to seriously screw up - not without accountability - but without being condemned to the Limbic Highjacking Hell of feeling perpetually constricted, small, embarrassed, ashamed, demeaned, dispirited and helpless. That's a kind of freedom that is truly liberating to the soul and the creative spirit. It also provides a lot of breathing room to get things right. Without the oppressive dread of getting something wrong, I can direct my energy and attention toward getting them right.

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Storytelling 101
by Rebecca Thompson, M.S., MFT

All behavior is a communication. This is one of the guiding principles of Consciously Parenting. In fact, it is the first principle because it is really important to understand. Our children are constantly telling their stories to us through their behavior. In fact, they're also telling parts of our stories, too. The question is, are we listening and can we hear them?

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Education Without Schooling
by James Marcus Bach

Hand me a Band-Aid. Make a Xerox of that. Get some more Kleenex. FedEx that package. These are all examples of a synecdoche. That's when one kind or form or part of a thing is made to stand in for an entire category. This is not necessarily a bad thing, except when language becomes a prison. Xerox is not the only company that makes copiers. FedEx is not the only package delivery company. We know that.

A more insidious and sad example of synecdoche is that a lot of people say education when they mean schooling.

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Homeschoolers' Role in Opposing Labeling and Drugging Kids
by Larry and Susan Kaseman

There is wide and growing recognition that terms such as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are highly subjective and can be and have been very destructive to children and their families. Using drugs to treat such children often causes more damage. However, these labels and drugs continue to be used and often promoted by classroom teachers, people who conduct preschool and kindergarten screenings, university researchers, professionals at specialized clinics designed to treat ADHD, and drug companies, all of whom are making large profits from doing so. As homeschoolers, we can play a key role in educating people about this unnecessary tragedy and reducing the number of children and their families who are affected. This column presents basic background information. It explains why homeschoolers are in such a good position to take action and suggests what we can do to minimize the damage done by labeling and drugging children.

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Thank you for that item to John Breeding, PhD


More parents choose home-schooling
by Candice Keller, Adelaide Now

Parents are increasingly turning to home education as a "last resort" solution to bullying.

Bullying researchers and child psychologists say in some cases students suffer adverse health effects such as anxiety and depression, prompting parents to withdraw their children from schools.

Home school advocate Beverley Paine said bullying incidents had caused a surge in inquiries about home education. Other reasons cited for parents educating their children at home include disability, ideology, location and personal preference.

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Homeschooling: a personal journey
by Tamara Strijack

I remember that night in June like it was yesterday. Our oldest daughter was just finishing Kindergarten and we were thinking ahead, with a bit of panic, to Grade One - a whole day at school away from us, away from her sister. She was already struggling with peers and found it hard to hold on for the morning without clinging to her stuffed dog or the little girl next to her. She became withdrawn, and those eyes that normally lit up with delight, began to darken. We felt like our child was drifting away from us. Intuitively we knew something had to change.

With much trepidation, we decided that night to keep her home, just for the next year, as an experiment. I was nervous, and also vividly aware of what others were thinking of our 'crazy' idea.

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Homeschooling as a Single Parent
by Summer Minor

Most families that choose to homeschool are two-parent households. However, there is no reason why a single parent cannot also homeschool and succeed.

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Thank you for that item to Cindy Wade


I Was Homeschooled: What it Taught Me That a Classroom Never Could
by Kate Fridkis

I didn't go to preschool. And then I didn't go to kindergarten. And after that I didn't go to elementary school. Or middle school. Or high school, even. I was homeschooled.

I say "unschooled" sometimes, to differentiate myself from the 80% of homeschoolers who educate at home for religious reasons. I was unschooled, and I felt really lucky.

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Thank you for that item to Jean Dorsey


The Three Stages of Unschooling
by Kelly Lovejoy

My son Cameron (16) and I recently started sitting in on a college Sociology class. He asked for and received electric guitar lessons for his birthday. Mondays he goes to a nearby school and takes African drumming lessons. He's taking a weekly film class starting in March, and we'll be sending him to a weeklong film school in Maine in May. Duncan (almost 8) just started karate lessons. Ben (my husband) has just finished a class (with tests and all) that's required before he can put on Lt Col (Air National Guard) and is now in NJ for three weeks of "rah-rah" and classroom training and tests for the two new drugs he will be selling. I'm going to a one-day intensive "Bee School" to learn to take care of my Christmas present: two beehives.

Cameron said the other day, "For Unschoolers, we sure are taking a lot of schooly classes!"

That got me thinking...especially since we are one of those families that discovered unschooling after years and years of schooling.

I think that there are three "Stages of Unschooling."

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Is unschooling too big a gamble?
by Sandra Dodd

Would school seem like less a gamble to you?

Would buying a curriculum seem like less a gamble?

Moving to a fancier neighborhood, or to a country not involved in any wars?

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The Taboo of Unschooling Success
by Sara McGrath

In "the conversation that never happens," Kelly Hogaboom of Underbellie wrote the following about the phenomenon within which people see our happy, intelligent, successful unschooling kids and never mention it:

"Keeping one's children out of school and not imposing home-curriculum is a fringe choice in this country. Given that, I think part of the reason this conversation doesn't happen is many of us prefer to think of fringe people as being, well, wrong. When we see their choices working out well it's a bit uncomfortable. Thus it's much easier to think of my kids or myself as some kind of an exception to the rule. The kids are either "bright", or I am a super-hard working mama administrating organized curriculum and I have extraordinary "patience" to spend so much of my time with my own children (why children are assumed to be such a horrible group of people to be forced to mingle with is the subject of another article)."

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Why the Home- and Unschooling movement now?
by Clark Aldrich

When an entrepreneur brings an idea to a venture capitalist, one of the first questions to be answered is, "why now?" Likewise, it is interesting to ask that question of home- and unschooling. Is there something "of the moment" that has enabled this transition? And can we expect it to continue?

I count eight "inflection points," both in the categories of pushing families away from school and pulling families toward a real alternative ...

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100 Years War Against Learning
by Don Glines

The 100 YEARS WAR-on and off between England and France (116 years: 1337-1453)-has been cited as the longest in history.  However, this conflict pales when contrasted with the centuries old on/off WAR AGAINST LEARNING.  The battles continue between (1) TRADITIONALIST politicians and school people who favor "reforming  schooling," and (2) VISIONARY societal and educational critics who advocate "personalized  learning environments."

These latter voices profess that ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL schooling and testing does not benefit the great majority. The goal is to eradicate required edicts in favor of learner, mentor, family directed formats through  options and choices.   Research and experimental projects overwhelmingly support personalization.  Why then are 95% of the mandated learners in America still subjected to Traditionalist demands?

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20 Characteristics I've Discovered about Unschoolers and Why Innovative Educators Should Care
by Lisa Nielsen

Some innovative educators are perplexed as to why someone like me who has a career vested in the educational system is interested in sharing the idea of unschooling. I'm interested because the ruse is up. Many students who are in and graduated/dropped out of school realize that what they learned didn't prepare them for life and sucked the passion and love of learning right out of them.

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Thanks for Proving Me Wrong - A More Diverse Sampling of Unschoolers
by Lisa Nielsen

Two big interests for me as of late are passion based learning (aka passion driven) and unschooling. The two very much go hand in hand. Traditionally schooled folks seem to get what passion driven learning is all about. It makes sense to them…even though many are still in need of a lot of data driven detox, yet unschooling is often hard for them to wrap their heads around. They wonder how it is possible for an unschooled person to be educated and successful or how they learn to read if they don't go to school. "That's nice for the entrepreneur-types who are self-motivated, but what about everyone else," they think.

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Unschooling is How Adults Naturally Learn
by Darcel

I first heard of unschooling, I think, when I was pregnant with my now-three-year-old son, Mikko, and it was immediately familiar to me. How was this possible? I had grown up attending traditional U.S. public schools through high school, and then went on to a private college. So, no, the concept of self-directed learning had become familiar to me later: in my adult education classes.

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Unschooling Lessons for School-minded Dads
by Nance Confer

This harebrained (or is it hair-brained? I could make either case) idea was inspired by new unschooler Colleen wondering how to prepare a concerned dad for the disappearance of traditional academic lessons and measures. So I credit her for the idea and I did write it in the form of a letter to her, but I bear full responsibility for running amok with it based on many other dads I've known and read about through the years. Blame me alone for the fictional composite dad created as a result or for any glibness or generalizations you may find offensive. Any resemblance to her dear husband or any other individual, living or dead in your home or otherwise, is not intentional!

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William Boshoff
by James Marcus Bach

A young man from South Africa, William Boshoff, recently wrote me with a familiar story of trouble in school…

School! Nobody could ever justify why knowing the structure of fauna RNA is vital to my future. Solving problems which had no relevance to my life was one thing, but something else really bothered me: If I solved those problems with answers not found in the book, I was automatically told that I was wrong. No intellectual debate, second thoughts, or checking of sources. I was just "wrong." I quickly lost will to do homework or pay attention in class. The teachers told me that I would get nowhere in life and that I was doomed to sweep the streets.

William didn't accept that. He quit school in 10th grade.

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Social Intelligence: Teaching Social Skills to Teens and Kids
by Vanessa Van Petten

In the 1920′s Edward Thorndike wrote about multiple intelligences. One particular intelligence was called "Interpersonal Intelligence" also known as social intelligence. I have also written about this phenomenon as Social Literacy. Daniel Goleman has spearheaded much of the social intelligence research and application in his book "Social Intelligence: The New Science of Social Relationships."

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What is NLP?
by James Tsakalos

First of all, NLP is an abbreviation of neurolinguistic programming - which is a terrible, terrible name for this stuff. It leads people to think all manner of bizarre things, and attracts perfectly fair criticism from neuropsychologists and the like.

The name seemed like a good idea in the mid 1970s when the guys who created the field needed a name for it, and now after 30+ years we're pretty much stuck with it.

Such is life.

So what the hell is it, exactly?

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NOTICE BOARD


Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Liberating Parents

A new and different parenting book from Australian NLP Consultant and Life Coach Keith Gilbert.

"... this is what Liberating Parents is all about.  It is training for parents so that you can learn the essential processes for creating, maintaining and enjoying mental and emotional health and wellbeing. And when you have these skills and use them on a daily basis then you become a model for your children of a balanced, creative and free individual… which is exactly what you want for your children!"

My favourite parenting book ever.

Visit Keith Gilbert's Neuro Linguistic Parents website for more information

Join the Liberating Parents group at Facebook


How I Parent

A short and hopefully useful instantly downloadable FREE ebook about how I've parented my own children.

Read more about that here 


Guiding Stars of the New Parenting Movement

Be sure to download your FREE copy of my Guiding Stars of the New Parenting Movement ebooks while you're here if you haven't done so already.

These ebooks are FREE with my compliments and are packed with valuable insights and useful ideas to help you in your parenting adventure.

Volume 1 - an introduction to the work of Michael Mendizza, Robin Grille, Laura Ramirez, Jan Hunt, Pam Leo, Pat and Larry Downing, Alfie Kohn, Marc Prensky, Kali Wendorf and Jan Fortune-Wood:

Download it from here  

Volume 2 - an introduction to the work of Aletha Solter, Kim Wildner, Naomi Aldort, John Travis and Meryn Callander, John Breeding, Scott Noelle, Beverley Paine and Alan Wilson

Download it from here


The Essential Parenting Home Course

"Essential Parenting is a practice-oriented parent education program that optimizes the developmental potential of both children and their parents. Based on a variety of teachings including the work of Gordon Neufeld, Daniel Siegel's Interpersonal Neurobiology, Ken Wilber's Integral Theory, and the Diamond Approach created by Hameed Ali, Essential Parenting's unique parenting classes are designed to help you align with your children as they are in the present moment. In each parenting class, we combine cutting-edge developments in Interpersonal Neurobiology with spiritual practices like mindfulness meditation, somatic practices, and inquiry. Essential Parenting classes will empower you to return to your naturally wise and loving heart. In doing so, we support our children in becoming more fully themselves while also creating a ripple effect of wholeness, confidence, and well-being in our communities and on our planet." - Dr. Christopher White, Essential Parenting.

Download Week 1 of The Essential Parenting Home Course absolutely free.

Get the details at www.essentialparenting.com

Letter to Conscious Parents Everywhere


Sarah J Buckley MD

"Would you like to increase your confidence in your body and your chance of a gentle, safe, natural, labor and birth?

Would you like a head-start with your gentle birth and parenting choices, so that caring for your baby can be as safe, easy and pleasurable as possible?

Do you need the best solid, scientific evidence about gentle birth and gentle mothering so that you can understand the benefits for your baby, your family and yourself?

On this site, Sarah J Buckley MD, family physician/GP, mother of four, and author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering gives you the best medical information in easy to understand language, so that you can be informed, supported, nourished and inspired as you embark on your extraordinary journey, bringing new life into the world."

Subscribe to Sarah's newsletter and receive a copy of her free ebook Ecstatic Birth.

www.sarahbuckley.com


Parenting By Heart

A new book from International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Certified Infant Massage Instructor Pinky McKay.

"Sleeping, feeding and gentle care for your baby's first year

New Release! Pre-order your personally autographed copy before 31st January and receive FREE postage!" (within Australia)

Find out more at www.pinkymckay.com.au


The Progressive Parenting Institute

"Welcome.  I'm Chaley-Ann Scott and I am the founder of the Progressive Parenting Institute.  Progressive Parenting is a philosophy of parenting, based on my work,  that has the potential to change the world.  Progressive Parenting challenges traditional assumptions about raising children, and proposes a new approach that can significantly improve relationships within a family. Parents who follow this approach raise children who are emotionally-healthy, cooperative, compassionate, competent, nonviolent, and drug free."

www.chaley-annscott.com


The Intuitive Parent

"Welcome!  My name is Robin Whitcore.  I am a happily married, homeschooling mom of four in southern New Hampshire.  My amazing children teach me something about parenting every single day.  I am here to share with you some of what I have been learning from them and in turn help you learn how to let go of pre-conceived methods of right and wrong parenting and learn to trust your own intuition."

www.theintuitiveparent.com

Thank you for that item to Joe Martin


Doctors prescribe but parents give permission to administer

A video about children and the effects of psychiatric drugs.

"Thousands of children are prescribed these lethal medications by doctors every day but isn't permission needed from the parent to administer them? Why would a parent do this? Concern? Ignorance? Convenience? Lazy parenting? Stupidity? Stop and think!" - Cindy Wade, Guerilla Homeschooling

Watch the video here (2 mins 5 secs)

See also: www.breggin.com


InHome Conference

A conference for homeschoolers organised by the Home Educators Conference Fund.

March 24-26, 2011

Pheasant Run Resort and Spa, St. Charles, Illinois, USA.

Featured speakers include: Pat Farenga (President of Holt Associates and Author of Teach Your Own); Scott Noelle (Parenting Coach and Author of The Daily Groove); David Albert (Author of And the Skylark Sings with Me); Sandra Dodd (Unschooling Advocate and Author of The Big Book of Unschooling); Peter Gray
(Research Professor of Psychology at Boston College and Blogger at www.psychologytoday.com); Blake Boles
(Founder of Unschool Adventures and Author of College Without High School) ...

Get all the details at homeeducatorsconference.org


Life Rocks! Radical Unschooling Conference

A conference for radical unschoolers hosted by The Martin Family.

April 11-15, 2011

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort and Kahuna Laguna Waterpark, North Conway, New Hampshire, USA.

Presenters: Susan Burke, Melody Park Shin, Marguerite Christopher, Laurie A. Couture, Eva Timothy, Tanya and Jeff Thurlow, Rev. Marcelle McGovern, MSW, Lisa Russell, Josha Grant.

Visit www.liferocksconference.com for the details of that


Good Vibrations Unschooling Conference

A conference founded by unschooler Flo Gascon.

September 8-11, 2011

San Diego, California, USA.

Main presenters: Tiffani Bearup, Phil Biegler, Blake Boles, Robyn L. Coburn, Holly Dodd, Sandra Dodd, Ronnie Maier, Brenna Dee McBroom, Christine Yablonski,

Get the details at goodvibrationsconference.com


Unschooling Rules will be shipping from Amazon on February 1st

The new edition of Clark Aldrich's Unschooling Rules: 55 Ways to Unlearn What We Know About Schools and Rediscover Education will be available from Amazon on the first day of February. Pre-orders available now.

More information about that here

Read my review of Unschooling Rules here







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