Natural Instincts

Recently, I observed a parent holding a young child, while talking to another adult. The adults didn't notice the child reaching for leaves - from a tree above them. Walking by, I took notice of the wonder and excitement in the child's eyes, as she reached out for the leaves. ..

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Develop the "Natural Way"

Another recent comment from one of our readers: "I read this article Playing with Sticks (/blog/playing-with-sticks) yesterday and loved it. I then took my son to his second soccer practice today and all he wanted to do was play with sticks. He didn't participate in socc ..

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Sticks and Stones

Readers - I recently received this comment from a parent that reads our blog in response to the post: Playing with Sticks (/blog/playing-with-sticks). She makes a GREAT point! Your blog on sticks made me also think about rocks. So many parents won't let their kids play ..

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Playing with Sticks

“Put the stick down!” I have heard mothers scream to their children on more than one occasion, as the child goes to pick up a stick. Often times they say this before the child is even able to start using their imagination – in fear they may “poke their ..

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