Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Raising Children, The Good Old Fashion Way

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Living well doesn't mean spending more.  There are so many opportunities for us to enjoy life and have the things we need and desire.  The key is patience, and time.

Lots of entertainment has been provided to us in nature.  Remember how looking at the clouds and finding shapes in them was cool as a child.  Just admiring the movements was relaxing and exhilarating at the same time.  Or watching the new puppy grow and play.  Now that's entertainment.

Reading a library book and going to play dates.  Free and educational.  Playing an educational computer game.  Nice down time for everyone.

Here are some suggestions from the book Every Child is a Genius by Elise M Griffith.  The book is available on Amazon for under 1.00.

Learn math by playing cards with your children.  Ms Griffith suggests,  "... The next time your child complains that math is too hard, dress up Old West style, throw a green tablecloth or towel on the kitchen table,  snap a garter on your arm, and deal one of these card games:  Go Fish, Old Maid, Uno..."

Under the chapter "The Three Rs: Reasoning, Responsibility, and Respect", Ms Griffith explains why Helping to put away groceries and feeding the family pets (and many more) help in developing your child's genius. 
If you have a secret desire to get back to the basics raising your children, this book offers 365 activities that will put you in the right direction.

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