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Posts published in “Family Life”

Each post I make in this category will be about challenges and advantages of family life in the world

‘The Lost Tools of Learning’ – Comments on Dorothy Sayer’s Essay

The Trivium and the Quadrivium which Dorothy Sayers identifies as the foundation of education from the middle ages until recent. The Trivium, the elements of reading, writing and arithmetic. They are the foundation necessities of the Quadrivium advanced career training of an adolescent by acknowledged experts in their field of…

Giving the Love that Heals

A book review: A Guide For Parents; couples, grandparents, community and caregivers and interested persons, which offers well considered and clearly written solutions to the dilemma identified by the Offord Centre's 'Early Development Instrument' created to identify 'children at risk' of poor education outcomes and a poor quality of life in adulthood. Written by Harville Hendrix, Ph.d. and his wife Helen Hunt, M.A., M.L.A.

McMaster University

Begin Conscious Parenting Practice with Proof it Works! Whenever I speak to anyone I tell them my prime interest is conscious parenting. But I always stumble over the most common response: Give me proof! they say. So for pretty well all that I write comes with corroborated scientific proof in…

Care of the Soul

Ancient Greek Paedea – Presently, Learning Before Birth It’s not challenging to surmise the Greeks of ancient times relied on their intrinsic knowledge of birthing and raising children founded in the wisdom of the extended family, but particularly in the care of the nursemaid and the mother. In modern times…

Child Rearing Begins Before Conception

[It wasn’t long before she made her move. Over dinner at Anderson’s Beef Restaurant on the Creek in her shocking pink dress she told me she wanted a baby girl from me then I could buzz-off. I said: “No baby girl — unless she was prepared to have me stay…