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    We're honored to be able to reprint this post from unschooler and author Pam Laricchia. Pam is the author of the unschooling books Free to Learn and Free to Live. Explore all her books here.

    I love the variety of words that express the concept of being mindful: observant, aware, attentive, conscientious, careful, cognizant, considerate, present, respectful, thoughtful, sensible.

    Living mindfully is another skill that I picked up as I played with creating a solid unschooling environment in our home. Being mindful walks hand-in-hand with unschooling because they both call us to be observant and make conscious choices, see how they play out, and incorporate those experiences into our lives moving forward. Itís how we learn, regardless of ageófrom learning to walk to figuring out games to discerning our sleep patterns ...
    by Published on 05-16-2014 12:40 AM
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    The end of May is almost here and with that means the end of the school year.
    Many homeschooling families I know have already finished their school year.
    We started late this year and therefore we have another few weeks, until mid-June before we are done.
    But man o' man, my boys are counting down. This week they both finished Geography. Next week I think they said History will be done.
    So, my question is.... are you done? Almost done? Soon to be done? Nowhere close to being done?
    Click here to tell us! ...

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