Natural Child News
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
"Babies Need Their Mothers Beside Them" by Dr. James McKenna
Article: The Benefits of Baby-led Weaning
"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
by Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett
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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.
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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Toddler Wearing: The African Approach to
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."
Read the full
Learning Card of the
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.
Keep The Natural Child Project
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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