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“The pleasure isn’t in doing the thing, the pleasure is in planning it.” ― John Green, Paper Towns   I love Advent.  It’s my favorite time of the year. It’s not only a time that is filled with the delicious smell of cookies, crisp air, and lots of song, but it’s also a time of anticipation. And even though many people don’t especially like to wait for whatever big event is coming (I mean, Christmas is certainly big), I enjoy it. Marvel in it.  I’m filled with wonder. My daughters’ birthdays are in September. Pixie’s big day is in the middle and Moxie’s at the end. It can be hard to wait two more weeks than little sis’. So while […]

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I  am  speaking  with  Dee  Joy  Coulter, who  has  just  published  a  fascinating  book entitled  Original  Mind: Uncovering  Your Natural  Brilliance.  I  have  found  this book  to  be  very  useful  in  my  own  parenting,  with brain‐based support  for  the principles  of  simplicity  as  the  means  for  healthy  brain  growth  and  learning.  I  hope  you  will  be  enriched  by  Dee’s  insights  shared  here.   We have made her book  available  at  the  Simplicity  Parenting bookstore  as  well.   SP:    Dee, you  have  said  that  simplicity  is  an important  key  for  preparing  children  for success  as  learners. How  early  should  our efforts  to  support  learning  begin?   Dee:  It’s  hard  to  imagine  that  preparing  your  child to  be  a  learner  when […]

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