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Laura Grace Weldon
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Chris Mercogliano has long been a voice of compassionate common sense for children and worked tirelessly planting seeds to sprout real learning everywhere. I'm forever honored that he wrote a back cover recommendation for my book Free Range Learning. Check out his site to keep up with his speaking engagements and articles: 
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Our 17 year old Guernsey will be terribly missed. 
Hers was a presence that will not be forgotten.
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Limiting children's need to move actually impairs their ability to learn. 
Movement is a key factor in reading readiness.
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“Other Westerners and I are struck by the emotional security, self-­confidence, curiosity, and autonomy of members of small-scale societies, not only as adults but already as children. We see that people in small-scale societies spend far more time talking to each other than we do, and they spend no time at all on passive entertainment supplied by outsiders, such as television, video games, and books. We are struck by the precocious development of social skills in their children. These are qualities that most of us admire, and would like to see in our own children, but we discourage development of those qualities by ranking and grading our children and constantly ­telling them what to do.” 
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A child’s destiny may show itself in all sorts of ways: in behaviors we call disobedience, in obsession with certain topics or activities, in a constant pull toward or away from something.

Rather than steering a child to a particular outcome, pay closer attention to who the child is and how the child shows his or her   http://lauragraceweldon.com/2015/04/22/say-yes-to-your-weirdness/
"Whatever makes you weird, is probably your greatest asset." Joss Whedon
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Getting a kid to fess up. At least, how it works in my family. 
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We're not better. We're different. 
Ample evidence that we humans are not superior to all other living beings. Instead we might recognize other creatures are "gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, li...
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Limiting children's need to move actually impairs their ability to learn.
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Poem for a wakeful baby. 
Laura Grace Weldon is an editor, writer, and aspiring hermit. She lives on a small farm notable only for its lovestruck goose. She's the author of a poetry collection
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A child’s destiny may show itself in all sorts of ways: in behaviors we call disobedience, in obsession with certain topics or activities, in a constant pull toward or away from something.
Rather than steering a child to a particular outcome, pay closer attention to who the child is and how the child shows his or her 
"Whatever makes you weird, is probably your greatest asset." Joss Whedon
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Writer, editor, relentless optimist, awe junkie.  

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I'm the author of Free Range Learning, a handbook of natural learning, and a collection of poetry titled TendingMy upcoming book is titled Subversive Cooking. I write and serve as editor for a number of periodicals, print and online.  

My background includes teaching non-violence workshops, writing poetry with nursing home residents, facilitating support groups, and developing community enrichment workshops. 

These days I mostly edit books, write, and do other hermit-y things. My poetry has won several minor awards, the most notable a third grade prize from Miss Barker (which included a chocolate bar.) 

I live on a small farm with my family where we raise bees, cows, chickens, produce, and the occasional hair-brained scheme. 


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