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What’s the Point of Discipline? Three Questions to Ask Before Reacting to Misbehavior

February 12th, 2015 by Dionna - 2 Comments

For discipline to be truly effective, we need to consider both our short- and long-term goals. Check out three questions parents should ask themselves before disciplining in order to respond compassionately, instead of simply reacting.

Beginning Knitting Project for Kids: Knit a Pikachu

February 10th, 2015 by Dionna - 6 Comments

What do you do with all of those practice squares you knit when you are a beginner? Turn them into Pokemon! Dionna’s 7-year-old son, Kieran, brings us a video tutorial for this awesome knitting project for kids and adults.

Place Value Math Games

February 3rd, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Recently, I offered a Place Value Math Games class for one of our local homeschool cooperatives. Today I’m sharing the resources and activities I used.

That Light Bulb Moment

January 27th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

When Kieran was maybe five years old, he asked me if he could learn to knit. He often watched me knitting and thought it was cool to see the yarn go from an endless string of nothing much to an intricately patterned something else. He spent a few painful afternoons…

Calling for Submissions for the February 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Do It Yourself

January 23rd, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Teach us how to do something with your best tutorial – on anything. Reflect on how hard it is to get things done with kids, or how inspiring it is to include them in projects. Let’s get something done this month!

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