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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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  Special thanks for today’s guest post from David Sewell McCann of Sparkle Stories.  He is also sharing free downloadable Halloween stories, which you’ll find at the bottom of this post.  We hope you enjoy them!   The end of October and the beginning of November are unique in the year.   Think of the world festivals during that span of three days: Halloween, All Souls Day, All Saints Day, Diwalli, Samhain, Day of the Dead.  How do you imagine them?  Many of us see them at night.  We see them in the darkness with lights above in the form of stars or fireworks  – or lights below in the form of flickering candles. The common images from these holidays celebrate […]

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