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The Resource Home grown : adventures in parenting off the beaten path, unschooling, and reconnecting with the natural world, Ben Hewitt

Home grown : adventures in parenting off the beaten path, unschooling, and reconnecting with the natural world, Ben Hewitt

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Home grown : adventures in parenting off the beaten path, unschooling, and reconnecting with the natural world
Title
Home grown
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adventures in parenting off the beaten path, unschooling, and reconnecting with the natural world
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Ben Hewitt
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Language
eng
Summary
"When Ben Hewitt and his wife bought a sprawling acreage of field and forest in northern Vermont, the landscape easily allowed them to envision the self-sustaining family farm they were eager to start. But over the years, the land became so much more than a building site; it became the birthplace of their two sons, the main source of family income and food, and ultimately, both classroom and home for their children. Having opted out of formal education, Hewitt's sons learn through self-directed play, exploration, and experimentation on their farm, in the woods, and (reluctantly) indoors. This approach has allowed the boys to develop confidence, resourcefulness, and creativity. They learn, they play, they read, they test boundaries, they challenge themselves, they fail, they recover. And these freedoms allow their innate personalities to flourish, further fueling growth and exploration. Living in tune with the natural world teaches us to reclaim our passion, curiosity, and connectivity. Hewitt shows us how small, mindful decisions about day-to-day life can lead to greater awareness of the world in your backyard and beyond. We are inspired to ask: What is the true meaning of "home" when the place a family lives is school, school system, and curriculum? When the parent is also the teacher, how do parenting decisions affect a child's learning? (And exactly how much trouble can a couple of curious boys gallivanting in the wild woods all day get into?) Home Grown reminds us that learning at any age is a lifelong process, and the best "education" is never confined to a classroom. These essays on nature, parenting, and education show us that big change can come from making small changes in how you live on the land, while building a life you love"--
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371.04/2
Index
index present
LC call number
LC40
LC item number
.H56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Home grown : adventures in parenting off the beaten path, unschooling, and reconnecting with the natural world, Ben Hewitt
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
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ocn866615187
Edition
Paperback.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781611801699
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013050554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)866615187
Label
Home grown : adventures in parenting off the beaten path, unschooling, and reconnecting with the natural world, Ben Hewitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn866615187
Edition
Paperback.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781611801699
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013050554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)866615187

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