Travel & Experience Places & People Unlike Yourself to Appreciate Cultural Diversity

Travel & Experience Places & People Unlike Yourself to Appreciate Cultural Diversity

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  Every time you go somewhere new, you become a new person ... with a new perspective, new experiences, and new insights. The more you travel and experience new things, the easier it becomes to appreciate cultural diversity, and…
Homeschool Parenting for Successful Open-Minded Kids

Homeschool Parenting For Successful Open-Minded Kids

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Parenting isn't easy. Homeschool parenting is even more of a challenge when the goal is to develop successful open-minded children and adults. As a homeschool parent, I definitely take the "parent" thing much more seriously than some.…
Homeschool Parenting for Successful Open-Minded Kids

What Does the Golden Rule Have to do with Education and High Self Esteem?

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Thomas Moore said, "What if schools saw the care of children's souls as their primary mission, coloring all 'educational' activities?" What a powerful thought! Studies show kids go in to first grade with high self esteem. By the time they…
Homeschool Parenting for Successful Open-Minded Kids

Because Texting and Driving is Stupid, Get a Voice App for Your Smartphone to Use on the Road

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Texting + Driving = Stupid Every now and then the safety-conscious engineer in me looks at a situation and just thinks, "something about this needs to change." Texting and driving is one of those situations ...     My…
Homeschool Parenting for Successful Open-Minded Kids

Corporal Punishment (spanking) and Motivating Kids

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When ever I see or hear someone spanking their child, I cringe. I parent by intuition, never use corporal punishment, and so far my kid has turned out great. Continued use of corporal punishment left me feeling like I was a bad person…
Homeschool Parenting for Successful Open-Minded Kids

Sailing Through Homeschooling

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Here's a great article about traveling and homeschool: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/39328391 Brian, the owner/captain of the yacht I'm on at the moment, is friends with the family on the sailing vessel Totem mentioned in this article.…
Homeschool Parenting for Successful Open-Minded Kids

Homeschooled Kids Rock!

Homeschooled kids are amazing! One of my facebook friends just posted this link. Cab-Schooled Student Earned Ticket To Harvard You can read about, and listen to the story, here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128674314…