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Winter Holidays – The Unconquered Sun

October 20, 2016

Please visit this great article on the origins of Christmas and all December celebrations from all faiths around the world. also known as Yule, Christmas, and Saturnalia, occurs in mid December. It is celebrate the birth of the new Solar year and the beginning of Winter. The Goddess manifests as…

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Nurtured by Love or Matured by Nature?

September 21, 2016

By Susan du Plessis “There is nothing new under the sun,” states Ecclesiastes 1:9. This is certainly true of the nature-nurture debate, the modern name for the ageless argument about the importance of learning in the development of the child. While one side argues that the development of the child…

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Real Nappy Week – April 23rd to 29th

June 11, 2016

by Alex Pitt There are many reasons why we should be using real nappies (cloth diapers) as opposed to disposables. But many of us prefer the convenience of the latter, myself included. In the UK from 23rd – 29th April it’s Real Nappy Week 2001 and councils and hospitals are…

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Managing Morning Madness

May 31, 2016

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Kid Cooperation, Perfect Parenting and Hidden Messages Are your mornings rushed, chaotic and disorganized? Then it’s time to get control and make morning a good start to a wonderful day! When your morning activities run smoothly, and you’re out the door on time it can…

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Indigo Children

May 19, 2016

Submitted by Rebecca D’Amato, edited by Alex Stewart. The term Indigo relates to the aura colour of millions of children who came into this world from the mid/late 1970’s onwards, there were many more born before those years I know because I am one of them, but the dates given…

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It’s Happening All Over the World

May 7, 2016

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/Summerhill.html  Conventional education violates children’s originality instead of nurturing it. A new understanding of education is beginning to emerge from a hundred different sources in dozens of different cultures. I know of schools in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Holland, Israel and Japan – and that’ s just…

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Democratic Education

April 30, 2016

Anyone familiar with my staple Education page will be aware that choosing a method of education for our family has never been smooth sailing! With moves across the Atlantic and unsuitable local options it seems that we have frequently had to re-assess our choices. Yet again, we find ourselves in…

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Co-Sleeping, One Parent’s Story

April 22, 2016

by Dr Audrey Clarke MB BS (UCH London) FRNZCGP FRACGP I just read about this website in the British Medical Journal while lying in bed with a couple of my kids sleeping peacefully beside me. I just thought I would share a few experiences with you I am a full…

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Education

April 5, 2016

Different Methods of Education Update on our situation – 2001 Latest Update – 2002 – Democratic Education I always knew I would never send my children to a mainstream or public school. My memories of being at school are still quite fresh in my mind. For the most part, they…

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