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Nov 26

Episode 342 FPN Lainie Liberti on Worldschooling

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Lainie Liberti and Her Son Miro

Lainie Liberti and Her Son Miro

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Special guest Lainie Liberti on what exactly is worldschooling and how it’s identical to unschooling, but with a huge classroom.  

What is a learning community? 

What Lainie sees as the future of homeschooling…and how I think she’s right.

 

 

 

 

 

SHOW NOTES

Raising Miro on the Road of Life

Project Worldschool

 

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Nov 20

Episode 341 FPN Hocus Pocus Focus: David Rue on Sleep

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Biddy The Duck Podcast by David Rue

Biddy The Duck Podcast by David Rue

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Question on kids and sleep including how much time adults and kids need.  

What is the brain actually doing when we sleep and probably one of the best metaphors I’ve heard to describe it.  

Davids recommended bedtime ritual as a family.  

How Davids podcast can help your family get a restful nights sleep.

 

 

 

 

 

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Listen to Davids Podcast Biddy the Duck on iTunes

 

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Nov 18

Episode 340 Raising Men Again

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Man and Boy by Nico at Flickr

Man and Boy by Nico at Flickr

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A society that emasculates men and how we can de-wussify our boys without making them classic gender stereotypes.

How to raise boys that become good men.

How the tenants of good men are not linked to physical strength, having a job, or working on the lawn, but connected to seeing people as people.

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Nov 14

Episode 105 RFGP Before You Go To College…

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Toga Party by Matthew McCullough at Flickr

Toga Party by Matthew McCullough at Flickr

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A special edition reading of Best Parenting Tweet of 2014.

A list by Mia Wenjen at www.pragmaticmom.com on 10 Life Skills your kiddo needs before college.

Teaching these skills should begin as early as they can effectively communicate, not their Junior and Senior High School Years. 

How these skills, when taught at young ages, echo into their futures and save them pain and heart ache.  

 

 

 

 

SHOW NOTES

10 Life Skills Kids Need Before College
Funniest Parenting Tweets

 

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Nov 12

Episode 339 FPN Kids Are Not Cattle

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Fresian Calves by Shellie at Flickr

Fresian Calves by Shellie at Flickr

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A concept that even the best of parents I’ve met mess up.

How many parents will treat their kids like cattle.  

Why this approach may be fast, it will backfire on us horribly one day. 

 

 

 

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Nov 10

No Show…and Firewood!

Grant and Cora stomping down our kindling for more space.

Grant and Cora stomping down our kindling for more space.

Join us as we discuss:

Texas is preparing for a cold snap.  I mean a very cold snap.  We are expecting below freezing temperatures so the Homestead de Gibson has been preparing.  

Our new home has a fireplace in the living room (a fire burning stove to be precise) so we have spent the weekend cutting up kindling and fuel for the stove.  

I did not force the kids to help.  I merely added that getting to sit in front of the fire was only for those that helped cut the wood.  I did not force them to help one time.  

When they asked to take “a break” or asked “Dad, do I have to work anymore” I simply smiled and said “of course not.”  

My kiddos worked.  And they worked hard.  We finished up tonight well into dark.  Imagine me with a flashlight in my mouth while I’m running a chainsaw and splitter the whole time. But those kids rolled me cut up logs for splitting all night.  I was genuinely amazed at their persistence.  We put in about 9 hours of work today.

Photo Nov 09, 11 45 57 PM

 

All that to say, we are bushed and ready for bed.  There will be no show today and we will see you guys on Wednesday.  

 

 

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Nov 07

Episode 104 RFGP Kids: Shaken, Not Stirred: Kids and Alcohol

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Kids and AlcoholJoin us as we discuss:

Kids and alcohol.  How do the Casa’s de Emery and Gibson handle alcohol with their kids?

Dr. Laura Markham, arguably one of Jeff’s and my favorite bloggers, gives a great 13 point list on what you should know when you talk to your kids about alcohol.

How we don’t want you to necessarily adopt our perspectives, but we want you thinking about what you believe, and passing that to your kids as early as possible.

 

 

 

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13 Things You Should Know When You Talk to Your Child About Alcohol 

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Nov 04

Episode 338 FPN Media Sucks Monday

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Media Sucks MondayJoin us as we discuss:

Teacher Toms article on the ultimate weakness of punishment.  That’s right, punishment is not the best and now we don’t recommend letting kids do whatever they want.  

On a lighter note, we cover Christina Antis’ article on 10 Dumbest Things I’ve Said to my Toddlers

 

 

 

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The Ultimate Weakness of Punishment

The 10 Dumbest Things I’ve Said to my Toddler

 

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Oct 29

Episode 337 FPN Unschool & Homeschool Revisited

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No School Today by Adam Howarth at Flickr

No School Today by Adam Howarth at Flickr

Join us as we discuss:

An excellent sound byte from 13 y/o Logan LaPlante on unschooling 

The 2 worst arguments against homeschooling by Matt Walsh.  

The testimony of an homeschooler…that survived to be a successful person.

A look at momblogger Jamie Glowacki’s day of unschooling her kids. 

 

SHOW NOTES

Hackschooling Makes Me Happy by Logan LaPlante
Behold, the Two Absolutely Worst Arguments Against Homeschooling
From a Homeschool Victim that Obviously Survived
Don’t Homeschool! You Can’t Shelter Your Kid from the Real World

 

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Oct 27

Episode 336 FPN Working with Your Tough Kids

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FPN_HDJoin us as we discuss:

Today we discuss Trey’s rules for working with our tough kids.  While we’ve been practicing our techniques in parenting with our kids since they were born.  

Our new foster kiddo has afforded us the opportunity to practice these techniques with a kiddo we will definitively call…tough.  

Listen today to hear Trey’s rules that he has learned having a kid that is tough.  

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