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Top 10 Microsoft PowerPoint Tips for kids. 7 Secrets to Raising a Happy Child. Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Sean Platt of the Writer Dad blog.

7 Secrets to Raising a Happy Child

Nature and nurture are in a never ending battle to claim the disposition of our children. While it’s true that the apple rarely tumbles too far from the tree, it is also true that there are a multitude of things we as parents can do to safeguard the childhoods of our children, limit their exposure to the more damaging elements the world will see fit to introduce in time, and do our best to raise a healthy and happy child. We might not be able to help the variety of our branches, but we are the ones who control the nutrients in their soil and the sunlight in their sky. In addition to the obvious things such as making sure your child is consuming the right nutrients, staying hydrated, and getting the quantity of sleep and exercise a growing body needs, here are 7 secrets that can help you raise a happy child. 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. Raising a happy child is hard work, but it is something that can and must be done. Paula's Archives of Homeschool Advice. Some questions keep reappearing on the homeschool bulletin boards, and some very good answers pop up frequently.

Paula's Archives of Homeschool Advice

My goal is to catch the good answers and toss them back when the same question reappears. Thanks to all whose experience and wisdom have benefited the rest of us. My new site address is easy to remember. Just type www.PaulasArchives.com, no spaces, no punctuation. Email: paulaH88@hotmail.comYou can email me if you'd like, but you'd probably get a better answer, quicker, at the sites where I got many of these posts.

10 Reasons Why Homeschoolers Should Ditch Grade Level Assignment By Age « Grade level assignments by age make it easy for public schools to teach children while keeping them safe.

10 Reasons Why Homeschoolers Should Ditch Grade Level Assignment By Age «

After all, classrooms have large numbers of children in them. Homeschoolers, however, have the luxury of choosing who they teach, how they teach and what they teach! Other than the fact that a grade level by age curriculum is easier on mom or dad, is there really a compelling reason to stick with this regime? I have to admit, we did a bit of this kind of teaching when we first started homeschooling, but we quickly changed our packaged curriculum (grade x) – approach. The curriculum by age/grade just wasn’t a good fit. Here are our 10 reasons for ditching the grade level by age approach 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.