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Home schooling is a big commitment. Considerations are many. Once you make the decision to forego sending your child to a classroom, another set of considerations pop up. Not only do home schooling parents need to navigate mandatory education requirements, they live with cultural and individual opinions about their choice to steer the way their child learns.

One home schooling mother of a young child sent us this email and shared a link to an article she found useful. We share them both with you in hopes that you will find them useful.

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Jean Liedloff Video: Touch the Future

This interview with Jean Liedloff, author of The Continuum Concept, by Michael Mendizza (Touch the Future) is the best summary of her views regarding innate intelligence-capacity and how we routinely interfere with this at great harm to children, adults and society.

Joseph Chilton Pierce: Play is Learning

The state of authentic PLAY is nature's design for optimum learning and performance, at any age, in any activity. We substitute conditioning and call it learning, which is a big reason why retention is so low and dropout rates are so high. Five Stars!!! A must see for parents, educators and early childhood providers. With Michael Mendizza.

Joseph Chilton Pierce: Mother-Infant Bonding & The Intelligence of the Heart

"This brief nine minute program may be the most important you, as a mother, father or caregiver, will ever see. Bonding is much more than what we 'think.' It is a coherent harmonic resonance of one heart to another. The nature and quality of the mother's emotional state broadcast via her heart-energy has a profound influence on every stage of her unborn and newborn babies' development, physical, emotional and intellectual."

Dr. Gabor Mate: Attachment and Conscious Parenting

Gabor Mate, MD, co-author of Hold On to Your Kids, is interviewed by Lisa Reagan for Pathways to Family Wellness at his Kids, Culture and Chaos talk in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the spring of 2011. The event was hosted by Belvedere Integrated Healing Arts.

Gordon Neufeld: Raising Children in a Digital World

Developmental psychologist Gordon Neufeld (co-author of "Hold On To Your Kids") discusses how parents can prepare children to live and thrive in the digital world at the KMT Child Development and Community Conference in Toronto.