By Chantel Quick. Originally featured on Earth Based Mom, and reproduced here with permission from the author.
This is, quite honestly, one of the best parenting articles I have ever read. Every time I have posted something about not spanking children I get a barrage of negative responses from people trying to justify the need to spank their kids. If you still believe that this is ok and that your kids are not worse off for being hit, then you definitely need to read this article...
This is such a powerful talk by someone who has always been unschooled, speaking about the new research around how we learn and why freedom and enthusiasm are so essential in learning. It reminds me of why I unschool my own children and why this is the only logical way forward for education. Here are some of my favourite quotes form this talk:
"Playing is the best learning device ever designed."
"The latest research shows that our brain grows when we use it with enthusiasm."
"Instead of asking ourselves what we can teach this child we should ask what we can learn from these children."
"When children go out into the world they plant new seeds in the hearts of the people they meet."
If this moves you, you must join us for the Learning Reimagined Conference in Feb 2017 where we will be discussing exactly how you can implement this philosophy with your own kids and answering all your questions (and dealing with all your fears)!
Depression, PND, anxiety, mental illness... The truth behind these debilitating disorders is not as obvious as we once thought. In this mind-blowing interview with psychiatrist, Dr Kelly Brogan, you will find out the truth behind what the pharmaceutical industry has been telling you about treating these disorders and how much of the current literature is wrong or, at best, misleading. Before you pop that pill, before you believe that you are destined to be medicated for the rest of your life, watch this. There is a cure, and it is simpler than you may have thought...