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June 2017   Published by The Natural Child Project

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New Article:
When We Have to Say "No" by Jan Hunt

"Everyone loses patience at stressful times, and when a child wants something he can't have, parents can feel frustrated and embarrassed, and wonder how best to handle the situation..."

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Quote of the Month - June

"We ask children to do for most of a day what few adults are able to do for even an hour. How many of us, attending, say, a lecture that doesn't interest us, can keep our minds from wandering? Hardly any." - John Holt

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Special through June:  Free Set of Parenting Cards

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Nursing Necklaces are back in our NCP Shop!

A nursing necklace gives an active, curious child something interesting to hold and play with, making your nursing time calmer and happier for both of you. A must-have for every breastfeeding and babywearing mom!

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  Featured Article:
Deschooling a Parent: Learning to Trust by Jan Hunt

"Most of us were taught at school to see a false dichotomy between 'learning' and 'fun'. We came to believe that if it's 'educational', it can't be fun, and if it's fun, it can't be learning! ..."

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Learning Card of the Month

Connection, joyfulness, and trust
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Our Learning Cards (Unschooling Cards) offer inspiration, creative ideas, and encouragement for joyful learning.

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