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- 10 Ways to Refresh Family Relationships
- 10 Tips to Take into Next Year
- A Few Strategies for Coping as Home Educators
- A Heartbreaking Story about Unsupervised Internet Use
- A Question About Age Appropriateness and Type of Chores for Children
- Are your kids after using screen technology?
- Babies and Screens
- Being "On Call"...
- Being 100% There for Our Children: Being Attentive to Needs Promptly Pays Off
- Biting Toddler (Ask Beverley)
- Breaking the Cycle of Fear Based Conditioning
- Bullies: Homeschooling a Possible Solution?
- Can Schools Teach Empathy?
- Children are Humans and Deserve Respect by Melita Gee
- Chores: An Unschooling Perspective
- Comparison, competition, socialisation, natural learning and parenting
- Coping with Feelings of Parental Inadequacy
- Create a Stress Free Learning Environment
- Developing Strategies for Dealing with Children's Difficult Behaviour
- Ditching Languge That Invokes Shame
- Discrimination Against Breastfeeding in Public Still A Problem for Many Mothers
- Expectations, Stress, Trust and Learning
- Four Rules to Lead an Extraordinary Life
- Fostering Healthy Chakras in Children
- Frustration with lack of information on child development beyon six years of age...
- Genius is Born of Love
- Getting the Balance Right to Help Avoid Incidences of Bullying
- Help! Kids Leaving a Mess!
- Help! My kids are fighting...
- Homeschoolers are only human
- Home Education and Bullying
- Home Education and Incidences of Child Abuse
- Homeschooling Helps Develop Empathy in Children
- Homeschooling Through the 'Bad' Days - When Our Children Are Fighting
- Honesty: the Secret to Homeschooling and Parenting Success
- How Children Learn
- How Homeschooling Helped Us Stay Together
- "I can't do it": Resistance to Learning
- Joyful Disruptions
- Judging How Others Parent and Educate their Children
- Let's Get Healthy
- Living Simply
- Looking back - what would I change?
- Motherhood Solidarity
- Motivation for Preparing Meals!
- My Teen Doesn't Respect Me!
- My Top 20 Tips for New Parents
- Natural Learning is NOT Lazy Parenting!, Freya Dawson
- Negotiable, Open Ended Schedules and Learning Programs
- On a Mission!
- On Becoming... A Thought for the New Year
- Patient Parenting Pays Off!
- Parent/Child Relationships Don't Have to be a Battleground
- Parenting - A Career Choice or the Only Choice...
- Parenting became easier when I stopped pandering to my children's wants and started identifying their needs
- Protecting Our Children from Bullying
- Questioning my assumptions, one way I learn
- Reflections on My Arrogance as a Homeschooling Parent and Educator
- Reflections on being an educating parent, May 2018
- Saying Yes More Often, by Cath
- Screen Time, Freya Dawson
- Secret to Happiness and Maslow's Hierarchy
- Simply Be There For Your Children and Be Reassured That's It's Enough...
- Stressed and Anxious Children
- Still on my Parenting 'L' Plates
- Thoughts on motherhood at Christmas
- Undertstanding Toddler Tantrums
- Virtue and Character
- What do I mean by 'attentive'?
- What is the Difference Between a Vision and a Goal?
- What is Adult Privilege? Boundaries, Manipulation, Coercion and Respect for Children
- Why You Need to Avoid Making Assumptions about Home Education
- Will our home educated kids turn out okay?
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