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Mother’s Poem greeting from Melody Elder

May 8, 2011 by  
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Mother’s Poem

In a matter of days
you learned to
grab on tight,
little doll arm
curled around me,
sweet burr,
possum baby.

Kindergarten Round Up TIme: Issues to Think About When Considering School Options

February 14, 2011 by  
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This is broken down into questions that you as parents might ask when visiting various schools and things you might notice and consider. It includes a list of local alternative kindergartens for your consideration.

The Roots of Violence

January 19, 2011 by  
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Nothing is more natural than for a child to become angry when his or her intention is thwarted. Anger is a reaction to perceived entrapment or disempowerment; it activates the body’s primal energies for restoring freedom and personal power.

Faster Than Life ~ by Melody Elder

July 1, 2010 by  
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Ironically, when children are pushed to learn something before they’re physically, cognitively, or emotionally ready, it actually slows their progress down.

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You Can’t Say You Can’t Play! Does setting this limit then make us the bully?

March 20, 2010 by  
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As parents and adults, we typically struggle a little with how to provide children the space to have their power, (and thus exclude) and also provide an opportunity for them to develop common ground. I think it is so important, of primary importance, to allow children to have as much power over themselves as possible. […]

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February 27, 2010 by  
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