PLANT, Inc. Blog
Encouraging Parent Led Education
A Time to Listen, A Time to Speak
By Nancy Lauser
If we haven’t learned to let our children speak for themselves by the time they are say, 4-5 years of age, the habit will be even more of a problem to break later. As moms, it is extremely challenging to stand back and let our students do their own talking. What if they don’t say the right thing? What if they use bad grammar? What if they say something embarrassing?
By Maclaren Keffer
So your child is ready for sports? Naturally, you begin to investigate different options only to discover you’re required to spend 5 nights per week and hundreds of dollars to launch your child into athletics. As a parent, you value physical pursuits AND having a life outside of sports. And maybe, just maybe, you’d like to get some exercise yourself. Is there no middle ground?
Yes! Meet Running Medicine, a running club organized around the idea that movement is medicine. Running Medicine was founded in 2016 as a part of the Native Health Initiative (NHI), which was designed to “create a culture of wellness through a supportive, loving community.”
Community: Why Does it Matter?
By Felisa Palfery
Community. The word itself often invokes a human response. We were made for community. Yes – even those of us that are introverted. We desire community. Yes-even though it might be uncomfortable. We thrive in community. Yes – even though it stretches us. When you think about your own community, how would you describe it? For my husband and I, community is a place of belonging. A place of learning and growing. Over the course of our marriage, our community has changed often. Frequent moves and job demands have fostered a flexible yet necessary desire for community in our home. As the Lord has blessed us with two lovely daughters, our community has once again changed. Amidst the changes, one aspect of our community remains the same – the “why” behind the need for community.
Fall Family Retreat
By RoseAnne Gallegos
The most beautiful month in New Mexico is October... no question. Most of us home-educating families, after about two months, being back to the homeschool grindstone, need some reprieve (reprieve - verb, re-prēve: to give relief or deliverance to for a time).
We started attending the CAPE Family Fall Retreat 13 years ago! Every March or April, when we sit down to enter our calendar items for the rest of the year, we always write 'CAPE Retreat' in the October 20 something days. My youngest son enthusiastically asks months in advance if we're going to the CAPE retreat!
PLANT, Inc. Blog is written by local parent educators and supporters of parent led education.