About the princess, a magic flower and a clue from the Cosmos
Once upon a time there was a princess. Real, fabulous. And as beautiful as they are written about in books. That is, blonde, with a wasp waist and large blue…

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I am able and love to cook
I am able and love to cook - one of the exercises of the Distance. What were my goals in this exercise? Reduce the amount of time and effort spent…

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To the twelve son: education of responsibility
After returning from the Air Force 2013, my 12-year-old son often repeated: “Positive, constructive, responsible” ... True, when I asked what he put into the concepts of “constructive” and “responsibility”,…

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About the format, or What fate will we give our children?

Like any habits, good habits in children are developed through repetitions with positive reinforcement, and usually a period of 20 to 40 days is sufficient. However, situations are not uncommon when parents daily remind children of the need to brush their teeth and do morning exercises, the children reluctantly do this every time, but good habits have not been developed – for years!

What is the reason?

The reason is precisely what the children do every time – reluctantly. Continue reading

Spartan education

When there is a conversation about education, the famous catch phrase “Spartan education” is involuntarily recalled. What events is associated with this definition? Who needs Spartan education, and is it necessary for humanity in general in the modern world?

The phrase “education in Spartan” has deep roots. Sparta is an ancient Greek state in which, in fact, this phenomenon originated. In Ancient Sparta, the main task of mothers was to raise endurance, the will to win, and patience in children.

From a young age, children were prepared for serious trials. And in order to consolidate the skills of true warriors and show successes, they had to participate in special festivities in the temple of Artemis Continue reading

Home schooling: pros and cons

In my time, all first graders were still “automatically” credited in October, and then they began to appeal to their “October conscience”, etc. Towards the end of the first grade, my son realized that no one asked him if he wanted to be October. He began to ask me questions. And after the summer holidays (at the beginning of the second grade) he announced to the teacher that he was “leaving October”. The school began to panic.

At home, my son and I quite often told each other about our news (on the principle of “what was interesting today”). And I began to notice that in his stories about school too often situations of this type were mentioned: “Today I started reading such an interesting book – in mathematics.” Or: “Today I began to write the score of my new symphony – on history.” Or: “But Petya, it turns out, plays chess very well – we managed to play a couple of games in geography.” I thought: why does he even go to school? To study? But in the lessons he does completely different things. To Continue reading

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