Do you look your children in the eyes when talking to them?

Do you look your children in the eyes when talking to them?

Do you look your children in the eyes when talking to them?

Do you look your children in the eyes when talking to them? Here is some encouragement for you to slow down and take the time to look into those sweet eyes of your children: For more on this topic check out my blog post: Engage Eye to Eye and Learn with your Kids!    

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Engage Eye to Eye and Learn with Your Kids!

Engage Eye to Eye and Learn with Your Kids!

Eye Contact… we expect it, but do we give it? How often have you heard yourself say to your children … “Look at me when I talk to you!”  We have all done it at one point or another.  In fact, I said it just the other day, which inspired me to write this post. Was I inspired to write about how to get your children behave better, have immediate obedience, and always conduct themselves with proper manners?  No, I was inspired to write this through my own self reflection and criticism … which is sometimes difficult to perceive, let

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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

I  had the privilege of having a few mins with Sir Robinson, and besides being very entertaining, he is the one man that has had me seriously thinking of homeschooling. Have a look at what he terms the “Second climate crisis” of human resources, our young resources are how we can change the world. But I’ll keep from hacking his concept, grab a coffee and have a watch, it will help re-enforce your decision to homeschool. What do you think?  How do you find out your kids natural talents and what are doing to encourage them?

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Biology-Discovering Cells: What is Mitochondria?

Biology-Discovering Cells: What is Mitochondria?

Earlier in the week I showed my kids a great cross-section of a cell with our ipad, an app called 3D CellStain.  It is a free app I downloaded with hopes of having a broad range of material available for the kids and I to explore.  Using the structure tab  we discovered a labelled cell and read about each part and  all the jobs they are responsible for. A week later I discovered this video called “Powering the Cell:  Mitochondria”.  Although my children are all under 12 years old at this point, they were amazed by this amazing video journey

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Science, does not have to be geeky or boring…

Science, does not have to be geeky or boring…

With sciences sometimes it can be a bit of a challenge to come up with ‘cool’ ways to demonstrate what would normally be boring. I remember my high school chemistry teacher (You know the guy the one that wore cheazy plaid slacks and a bow-tie…) trying to wow us as he poured two chemicals together and they turned purple…. FLOP! Seriously as a kid I wanted sparks and explosions, and you try and show me a color change… really? Thhbbttt! So lets get into how lenses work, and we dont want to be frying up a little ant farm with the sun and potentially

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