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January 18, 2017   Published by The Natural Child Project

The Natural Child Project is Celebrating our 20th Birthday!

We're very excited to reach this milestone, and are thankful to all of our readers and supporters who have taken this journey with us over the years.

Our vision is a world in which all children are treated with dignity, respect, understanding, and compassion. In such a world, every child can grow into adulthood with a generous capacity for love and trust.

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Quote of the Month

"A baby's needs for his mother's loving presence is as basic as his need for food." - The La Leche League International

Read "Babies Need Their Mothers Beside Them" by Dr. James McKenna

New Article: The Benefits of Baby-led Weaning
by Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett

"Eating with your baby - at the same time, at the same table, and sharing the same food - is at the heart of baby-led weaning. There is no need for 'baby food', purees, or spoon-feeding..."

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Free Book Offer through January

Add a free copy of A Gift for Baby to any order of $15 or more! Offer good through January.

"Sure to be a favorite with parents, babies, toddlers, and children of any age!" - Naomi Sandoval

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Talk with Jan!

Jan Hunt is the author of The Natural Child: Parenting from the Heart. She has a Masters degree in counseling psychology and twenty-five years of experience sharing fresh perspectives and creative win-win solutions with parents around the world.

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The Unschooling Unmanual - New Edition

The Unschooling Unmanual is now available to order in an updated edition that now includes tips for new unschooling parents!

"Articulate essays by educators and parents on the philosophy and experience of unschooling." - Mothering Magazine

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Featured Article
Toddler Wearing: The African Approach to Avoiding Tantrums
by Claire Niala

"Although it is now common in the West to see mothers wearing their babies, it is still not very common to see a mother going about with her toddler strapped to her back ... A child's need to be physically close does not suddenly drop off as they grow older."

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Learning Card of the Month

Children are scientists,
exploring the world around them.

We've updated our Unschooling Cards and have given them a new name: Learning Cards. About one fifth of the cards feature new statements. The Learning Cards offer inspiration, creative ideas, and encouragement for joyful learning.

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Keep The Natural Child Project Online!

The Natural Child Project is a labor of love created by parenting counselor Jan Hunt and her unschooled son Jason. Our current goals include a website upgrade, a sequel to The Natural Child, and a new book on standing up for children in public places. Thank you for your support! 

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