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Quote of the Month - October

"Nonviolent Communication teaches that all violence is a tragic expression of unmet needs. With the ongoing cycles of violence that devastate our world, it takes great vision and faith..."

Developing a Sense of Wonder in Young Children

"Rachel Carson has written: 'A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood...'"

What is Unschooling?

"It is very satisfying for parents to see their children in pursuit of knowledge. It is natural and healthy for the children, and in the first few years of life, the pursuit goes on during every waking hour..."

Emotions are Not Bad Behavior

"One of the most commonly heard parental laments is about how children try to get attention. So many behaviors that adults don't like are brushed off as 'merely' attention-seeking devices..."

The "Magic Words" Must be Spoken from the Heart

"In a letter to the editor of a local paper, the writer expressed a common complaint: several children had neglected to say "thank you" for the Halloween treats she had given them..."

Video: How to Escape Education's Death Valley

In a funny, stirring talk, Sir Ken Robinson tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

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