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Creating post-vacation peace for your children

The following is written by kids columnist Megan of Simple Kids. The summer months offer families a time to get away, enjoy a change in scenery, and breathe some fresh air. Whether the days away are filled with sightseeing, hiking, sailing, amusement parks, or lazy days at the beach, the relaxed and refreshed spirit that (read more…)

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10 great authors in children’s literature

I love children’s literature, particularly the quality stuff. I’ve mentioned some of my favorites before, and recently the readers of Simple Kids compiled a great list of their favorite books. Here are just a few reasons why I’m so passionate about good kiddie lit: • There’s a lot of bad stuff out there. Charlotte Mason called (read more…)

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When will he ever stop doing…?

Every marriage, every relationship, is fraught with perpetual problems and issues. It’s common that I will counsel a couple for several sessions, they reach their desired goals, and leave with renewed hope and energy for the marriage–then come back several years later still arguing about the same issues. While each person has changed and gained (read more…)

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10 ideas for raising greener kids

  Most of us have children, spend time with children, or work with children on a regular basis. Instilling a sense of green consciousness in the hearts of these children is a powerful way to make our green efforts last way past us. Here are some simple, everyday ideas to help build a greener generations (read more…)

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Kids and nature: they need each other

“I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are.” – a fourth-grader in San Diego Most of my childhood summers were spent exploring the creek bed that ran through my suburban neighborhood, hanging out at the community pool until dusk, and then playing Sardines with the other kids on my (read more…)

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