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Laura Grace Weldon
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Brain training programs exploit people like my dad. Get the facts.
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Do "brain training" and "brain game" programs work? Science says no. 
Brain training programs exploit people like my dad. Get the facts.
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Tips for connecting kids with seniors. 
Helpful tips for starting a playgroup in a retirement community, nursing home, or senior center. Plus other ideas for connecting the oldest and youngest generations.
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How science shows we're connected. 
We are one being, linked in profound and essential ways even though we rarely pause to consider them. The surface of Earth is seventy percent water just as we are made up of seventy percent water. This is the same water that has been on Earth for four and a half billion years.
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Chances are, your kids are ugly ducklings. You too. Yeah, that's right. 
Yeah, you over there. You call that a beak?
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A moment comes when a child begins to see a parent as a separate person. This was such a moment. 
I was so timid that I tended to blush even for other people. One day in school, after his family had vacationed in Hawaii, Doug Bloomfield brought a grass skirt to Show & Tell. He cheerfully cl...
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Thanks, Laura. I always appreciate your reading of my older posts. It inspires me to do the same... digging into past posts. xoxo!
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Science prodigy Taylor Wilson's upbringing may offer lessons for all parents. 
Best practices for fostering the interests of gifted kids and all kids, by the author of The Boy Who Played With Fusion.
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Tips for connecting kids with seniors! 
Helpful tips for starting a playgroup in a retirement community, nursing home, or senior center. Plus other ideas for connecting the oldest and youngest generations.
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After years of successfully starting seeds indoors, we encountered an unexpected problem. 
We were shocked by a 95% non-germination rate. The few seedlings that emerged died within days.
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"I think being an artist means staying in touch with one's own inner dork, that passionately sincere, awkward, lonely person who wants so badly to join the conversation. Who has to speak, or sing, even if she is off-key. Who may not be particularly "confident". And why should she be? The human condition is vulnerability." Alison Luterman
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A moment comes when a child begins to see a parent as a separate person. This was such a moment. 
I was so timid that I tended to blush even for other people. One day in school, after his family had vacationed in Hawaii, Doug Bloomfield brought a grass skirt to Show & Tell. He cheerfully cl...
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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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