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The Natural Child makes a compelling case for a return to attachment parenting, a child-rearing approach that has come naturally for parents throughout most of human history. In this insightful guide, parenting specialist Jan Hunt links together attachment parenting principles with child advocacy and homeschooling philosophies, offering a consistent approach to raising a loving, trusting, and confident child. The Natural Child dispels the myths of "tough love," building baby's self-reliance by ignoring its cries, and the necessity of spanking to enforce discipline. Instead, the book explains the value of extended breast-feeding, family co-sleeping, and minimal child-parent separation. Homeschooling, like attachment parenting, nurtures feelings of self-worth, confidence, and trust. The author draws on respected leaders of the homeschool movement such as John Taylor Gatto and John Holt, guiding the reader through homeschool approaches that support attachment parenting principles. Being an ally to children is spontaneous for caring adults, but intervening on behalf of a child can be awkward and surrounded by social taboo. The Natural Child shows how to stand up for a child's rights effectively and sensitively in many difficult situations. The role of caring adults, points out Hunt, is not to give children "lessons in life"-but to employ a variation of The Golden Rule, and treat children as we would like to have been treated in childhhood.

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Genre : Education
Author : Jan Hunt
Publisher : New Society Publishers
Release : 2001-12-01
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781550923247

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A foster childs pain and challenges are very real, as are their successes and failures. Take a look into a world where foster children and natural children grow side by side, experiencing life together and seeing some of those results. These true stories display deep feelings each child experienced as they walked through both disappointments and achievements. These accounts are from the perspective of the young girl who grew up on a farm with her parents, 4 natural children, and 22 foster children. Each child special in their own way and all of them like a sibling to her. Her story offers a unique perspective of the trials, blessings, joys and struggles that come from being a natural child in a foster care home. She shares her journey through her eyes as a child, a teenager and even as an adult. Her perspective shows the adventures and challenges while illustrating the life lessons learned and how she applies them today.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Tanja Luayne
Publisher : Inspiring Voices
Release : 2016-03-09
File : 58 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781462411825

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This is the updated classic 1974 Harper&Row edition. The research and information differs from The Seven Standards of Ecological Breastfeeding, the latest version of natural child spacing. Both books together would make an excellent gift for a new mother.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Sheila Kippley
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2011-07-19
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781257924882

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FROM ALLERGIES TO AUTISM, ASTHMA, EAR INFECTIONS, COLDS AND FLUS, AND ADD/ADHD THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR NATURAL HEALING AND REMEDIES

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Clarke Murray
Publisher :
Release : 2010-11
File : 366 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1935953052

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A powerful, neuroscience-based approach to revolutionize early childhood learning through natural creativity, strong human connections, spontaneous free play, and more. All children are born wired to learn and to love. As young children explore the world and interact with others, their brains can naturally develop in incredible ways. And yet, despite our best intentions, early education often fails to fully encourage this natural learning and empathy. The Natural Laws of Children draws on current research in childhood development to share powerful insights on how to enhance learning for all kids, regardless of income or access to resources. This book tells the story of Céline Alvarez’s pioneering work in early childhood education. Over three years in a low-income school, Alvarez’s students achieved exceptional results in math and reading, as well as outstanding social and emotional skills. The Natural Laws of Children shares, in a clear and accessible way, the main scientific principles that underpin human learning to revolutionize early childhood education by supporting strong human connections, spontaneous free play, and more.

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Genre : Education
Author : Celine Alvarez
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2019-08-20
File : 416 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780834842298

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Author : Calder Willingham
Publisher :
Release : 1966
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : OCLC:2178324

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The Book That Launched an International Movement “An absolute must-read for parents.” —The Boston Globe “It rivals Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.” —The Cincinnati Enquirer “I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are,” reports a fourth grader. But it’s not only computers, television, and video games that are keeping kids inside. It’s also their parents’ fears of traffic, strangers, Lyme disease, and West Nile virus; their schools’ emphasis on more and more homework; their structured schedules; and their lack of access to natural areas. Local governments, neighborhood associations, and even organizations devoted to the outdoors are placing legal and regulatory constraints on many wild spaces, sometimes making natural play a crime. As children’s connections to nature diminish and the social, psychological, and spiritual implications become apparent, new research shows that nature can offer powerful therapy for such maladies as depression, obesity, and attention deficit disorder. Environment-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and grade-point averages and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that childhood experiences in nature stimulate creativity. In Last Child in the Woods, Louv talks with parents, children, teachers, scientists, religious leaders, child-development researchers, and environmentalists who recognize the threat and offer solutions. Louv shows us an alternative future, one in which parents help their kids experience the natural world more deeply—and find the joy of family connectedness in the process. Now includes A Field Guide with 100 Practical Actions We Can Take Discussion Points for Book Groups, Classrooms, and Communities Additional Notes by the Author New and Updated Research from the U.S. and Abroad Richard Louv's new book, Our Wild Calling, is available now.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Richard Louv
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release : 2008-04-22
File : 416 Pages
ISBN-13 : 156512586X

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All children are born with emotional talent. But if left untended, those talents can wane during the first five years of life. Children are sensitive and social beings from birth, exhibiting an innate enthusiasm for communication that must be satisfied for healthy development. If their feelings, agency, and motivations are met with affection, if they are respected and nurtured, then children will respond creatively and that inherent desire for companionship will flourish. However, with the recent changes in political and educational systems, early years education has seen a decline in focus on the emotional wellbeing of children and the development of their creativity. Those systems need to adapt if educators are to bring out the best in our future generations. By nurturing creativity and emotional wellbeing in the first five years of life, long term social benefits can be wrought. The book focusses on children's readiness for learning. It addresses the natural joy explicit in children's early conversations and engagement with music and their development through play with both adults and other children. This kind of education allows children to develop their bodies and skills, accept and understand their feelings, build relationships, and progress both their imagination and their problem solving skills. In this way, play with others drives development. With contributors from the fields of psychological, educational, and political spheres, this book will be of interest to anyone concerned for the future of our children.

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Author : Jonathan Delafield-Butt
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2018-09-06
File : 352 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780198747109

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Committed to finding natural ways to care for their children, many parents seek techniques that do not require the invasive procedures and medications often associated with Western medicine. In NATURALLY HEALTHY BABIES AND CHILDREN, midwife and herbalist Aviva Romm offers a comprehensive handbook that addresses the common health issues of children, from newborns to preadolescents. Aviva'¬?s whole-child approach integrates herbal remedies, nutrition, hygiene, and alternative health techniques with supportive, informed parenting. From anemia to whooping cough, each entry includes herbal, dietary, and general recommendations, including tips on when to pursue professional medical care. NATURALLY HEALTHY BABIES AND CHILDREN is indispensable reading for families seeking safe, effective ways to practice healing techniques at home.

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Genre : Health & Fitness
Author : Aviva Jill Romm, M.D.
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Release : 2003-08-01
File : 448 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781587611926

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Kinder, Gentler, and It Really Works Based on the human rest and activity cycle that occurs every hour and a half, here’s a scientifically based program for parents to help babies get all the sleep they need, both through the night and during the day. The method is simple, foolproof, and yields long-lasting results: truly restful daytime naps (which also gives an infant a head start on cognitive development and emotional intelligence) and consistent nighttime sleep—as beneficial for parents as it is for the baby. For babies aged two weeks to one year Lessons in sleep independence and solutions to common problems, such as your baby waking up too early, getting a second wind before bedtime, confusing day and night, and more Includes a guided journal for recording your baby’s sleep signals and keeping track of naps and bedtimes A simple program for sleep that delivers foolproof results.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Polly Moore
Publisher : Workman Publishing
Release : 2016-03-08
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780761193029

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