Monique of Green Acorns is with us today with to share some inspiring natural skin care recipes for the growing girls in our lives. As our children grow and enter different stages of development, we as parents are provided many amazing opportunities to teach, guide, and nurture them.  Every age brings unique joys and challenges and at every age playful learning experiences can continue to promote a sense of wonder, deeper exploration, and connectedness.  They…

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Nuria from the The Adventures Archive is here today to share some insightful inspiration to all of the grown-ups of the world… 1. Let it go: If you have ever seen a fight in between siblings, you know that their level of emotions goes from 0 to 10 in a split second. Suddenly toys start flying, shouts fill the room, and they say things like “I don’t want to play with you ever again” with…

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Nuria from the The Adventures Archive is here today to share some great advice on nurturing creativity within the young makers in our lives. Kids are born creative geniuses. But unfortunately, by the time they reach the third or fourth grade, their creativity has sunk. With intelligence, there is a phenomenon called the Flynn effect: each generation, scores go up about 10 points because enriched environments make kids smarter. With creativity, a reverse trend has…

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Out here on the East Coast, spring is in the air and it is a great time to share playful moments with the children in your life…   Find your writing voices by taking Starting a Writer’s Notebook… Explore the wonders that lie right outside your door in Backyard Science Investigations… Slow down and find ways to create a peaceful home in our Be a Peacemaker class… Don’t forget to encourage respectful behavior by taking…

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Nuria from the The Adventures Archive is here today to share some great advice on giving our children honest and useful feedback. By now we all know how crucial it is to foster our children’s creativity. Painting, cooking, dancing, playing an instrument…whatever their activity choice if we want to ignite their creative spark it is important to learn the best way to constructively criticize their work. Criticism shouldn’t be avoided. It is, after all, a…

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