I had the great opportunity to interview Angela England, author of Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) and the owner of UntrainedHousewives.com. Angela and her husband, Sidney, live inside the city limits on a quarter of an acre where they raise their five children and practice the same skills and techniques that she discusses in her wonderful book. Gardening or … [Read more...] about Angela England Interview on Raising Self-Sufficient Children
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Growing a Family Garden
Growing a Family Garden Like most families, you are always on the look-out for ways to build or grow your family’s income and we’ll be talking more and more about that on EducatingToday.com. But before you go looking for that second job or other resources, let’s take a look at what you may already have available. One of the best ways to teach kids responsibility and … [Read more...] about Growing a Family Garden
Everyone Needs An Ugly Christmas Sweater! Right?
Everyone wants Christmas sweater, right? Well, they are loud, colorful, and kind of crazy, but ugly Christmas sweaters are as popular as ever and they’re selling like crazy. Some are so wild and crazy that they are actually cute. Why would anybody buy one of these sweaters? Maybe they hope to be the winner of the “ugliest Christmas sweater” at their office party, or they plan … [Read more...] about Everyone Needs An Ugly Christmas Sweater! Right?
Investigating Bugs…A Great Way To Teach Research and Study Skills
Why are kids fascinated by bugs? They love 'em. Boys like to let the critters crawl up and down their arms and are delighted when it makes the girls scream. Hehe! Boys are funny like that. Many girls are intrigued by the little buggers, too. They just don't want to admit it. But both boys and girls like to investigate and study about bugs. Let them take pictures of the bugs … [Read more...] about Investigating Bugs…A Great Way To Teach Research and Study Skills
The Unschooling/Relaxed Schooling Approach To Education
Homelife Resources… There are several different approaches for teaching your children to be productive, educated learners. Let’s talk about the unschooling or relaxed schooling approach. Unschooling was defined by John Holt, a 20th century American educator who taught that children have a strong desire to learn and a curiosity that drives them to learn what they need to know … [Read more...] about The Unschooling/Relaxed Schooling Approach To Education