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May 2015   Published by The Natural Child Project

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  May Quote of the Month

"Loving a baby is a circular business, a kind of feedback loop. The more you give, the more you get, and the more you get, the more you feel like giving." - Penelope Leach

All quotes     Marshall Rosenberg Library

New Article: "When will my child be ready to…?" by Jan Hunt

"In almost every counseling session I have with a parent, one question is nearly always asked: 'When will my child be ready to sleep alone / stop nursing / use the potty / read a book / listen / cooperate / [fill in the blank]?' This is the same thing as asking: 'When will my child be taller?'..."

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Bonus Gift Special Through May

We're offering a bonus gift with any order of $25 or more. Choose either a set of Parenting Cards, or a set of Unschooling Cards. Offer good through May 31.

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Babies feel pain "like adults"; Most babies not given pain medication for surgery

"The brains of babies 'light up' in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same stimulus, a pioneering brain scanning study has discovered..."

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  New: Email Q&A with Jan Hunt - Introductory Special
through May

Jan now offers email Q&A mini-sessions! Send her your question, and she will write a personalized reply of at least 500 words. After ordering, Jan will contact you for your question.

$25 per question ($20 through May 31)

Jan has a Master of Science degree in counseling and over 25 years of experience. Parenting can be easy and joyful!

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Parenting Card of the Month

The next time you have one of those "parenting moments", draw a card for instant help! Each set includes 100 gentle reminders to parents, written by parenting counselor Jan Hunt. Each set comes with a colorful hand-woven, fair-trade Guatemalan pouch.

 Look past the behavior... 
What is your child feeling?

"Thank you so much for this beautiful tool. So much wisdom in such a small package..." - L.M.

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Unique Handmade Waldorf Dolls

These beautiful Waldorf dolls are handmade using all natural fibers. Each set is a unique, one-of-a-kind creation, and includes a mama, baby, and cloth sling. Inspire the next generation of baby-wearers!

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  Help Us Keep The Natural Child Project Online!

The Natural Child Project is a labor of love started by parenting counselor Jan Hunt and her son Jason. We need your support to continue our work. Our current goals include a sequel to The Natural Child, an expansion of The Unschooling Unmanual, and teleclasses for parenting and unschooling support. With your help, we can devote more of our time to this work. Please donate here.

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