#childhooduninterrupted

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(@lauren_etc)

2 Days 13 Hours Ago

Emma has been talking about space and being an “astronaut pilot” recently, so we thought it was the perfect opportunity for a family trip to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. But it turned into an impromptu mommy/daughter date when we realized James was not going to behave well enough to go out in public. On the drive to the USSRC, I felt awful that James (and Ryan) had to miss out. But I decided to push those feelings to the side (for now), and I made the most of it with Emma. We had a really wonderful time, and it was great to be able to focus on just one child’s needs for a bit. Later that day, I revisited the events that led up to James not being able to go. What was my role in all this? What did I need to change in my behavior to help my child be more prepared to handle stimulating environments? Do I need to adjust my expectations? Why did I expect two children with different strengths and weaknesses to behave exactly the same? I know I’m not the only parent who has experienced this situation which is why I share this story. I went back and forth for a few days trying to decide if it was worth chronicling publicly. My hope is that if you have similar struggles, you know that it’s okay and there are some questions you can ask yourself to help you when these situations arise again.

(@kristen.m.mott)

10 Days Ago

These types of images make my heart happy. Learning just comes naturally to children, and I wish adults understood that more. Children want to understand their world, how things work, why certain things happen, the feelings and reasons that propel those experiences. Learning does not need to be forced, coerced, or even rewarded. Learning happens just from living life. So here’s to the children who have so much to show us about life and learning, may we always remember their awareness of the world. 🌎 #themottschool #selfdirectedhomeeducation #simplehomeschool #letthembelittle #letthechildrenplay #littlepiecesofchildhood #interestledlearning #wildandfreechildren #teachyourown #learningallthetime #authenticchildhood #mindfulmotherhood #outdooreducation #learningoutside #notallclassroomshavefourwalls #unofficialclassroom #tls_nature #myplayfullearner #childhooduninterrupted #childhoodunplugged #learningwell #simplechildhood #simplejoys

(@everydaydeelights)

14 Days 6 Hours Ago

loving the families I get to chase around and take pictures of. ESPECIALLY the ones who let their children embrace the dirt, the rain , the unknown and have some fun! let those kids explore. let them wonder. let them be kids and let me continue shooting these special fleeting moments. ♥️🍂 . on a sidenote, I'll be editing 7 sessions and a wedding this week. send all the pumpkin spice lattes! 🤪🍂🎃🍁

(@ratlampublicschool)

15 Days 10 Hours Ago

Motor skill development #childhooduninterrupted#rpsratlam

(@ratlampublicschool)

15 Days 10 Hours Ago

Learning while having FUN #childhooduninterrupted#rpsratlam

(@wildrootslearn)

2018-09-18 14:44:30

block play + balance = Ingenuity 💡 .... What have you or your students invented lately? #temeculapreschool #montessorischool #reggioinspired #reggiokids #preschoolclassroom #temeculaschool #blockplay #childhooduninterrupted

(@scarlettandvalentine)

2018-09-04 12:57:38

Such a lovely artclub session to kick off the new term with. Great chatter and we’ve made a good start on our new play list. 💙❤️ . . . #scarlettandvalentineartclub #creativehappychildren #sheffieldartists #afterschoolartclub #sheffield #childhoodunpluged #childhooduninterrupted #kidsartclub

(@lifewithtwopickles)

2018-08-31 15:21:41

They want to be bigger but they are just right as they are 💕 #childhooduninterrupted #littleexplorers #siblings #brotherandsister #welovefrugi #atthepark

(@ratlampublicschool)

2018-08-07 06:57:56

Tinytots learning skills at Sand pit #childhooduninterrupted#ratlam Public School

(@ratlampublicschool)

2018-08-05 05:53:53

Motor skill development #childhooduninterrupted #happy days at RPS

(@ratlampublicschool)

2018-08-04 06:50:30

Good motor skills allow a child explore the world and helps their cognitive development.Acquiring motor skills is just one part of children’s development. Mastering both fine and gross motor skills are important for children’s growth and independence. Having good motor control helps children explore the world around them and also helps with their cognitive development. #learningwhilehavingfun #childhooduninterrupted #lifeatratlampublicschool

(@lauren_etc)

2018-07-27 14:04:44

Is it bad that I just recently started asking James and Emma to pick out their own outfits for the day? I’m not sure why I waited this long because I’m really loving their style. James always reaches for the brightest pair of shorts, and Emma loves to mix and match patterns. I would have never thought to put this striped top with patterned flowy pants, but it is the cutest look that I wish I could recreate within my own wardrobe. I’m sure there’s going to come a day where I might cringe at what they choose (like picture day at school), but I’m realizing how important it is as a parent to constantly let them do things that put me out of my comfort zone. Independence, and the confidence that comes with it, is absolutely a characteristic I want to help build in my children. And like most areas of life, if I feel like it’s getting too easy, and I’m putting forth minimal effort, I probably need to make a change. Whoever said that your children teach you just as much as you teach them, ain’t lyin’.

(@kristen.m.mott)

2018-07-25 10:46:45

They spent the morning moving wood planks and stumps to build a house. I enjoy seeing the projects they create for themselves. 🌳🌲#themottschool #selfdirectedhomeeducation #playinginnature #natureplay #homeschooloutside #simplehomeschool #childhooduninterrupted #childhoodunplugged #learningallthetime #freetolearn #learningthroughplay #selfdirectedkids #selfdirectedlearning #tls_nature

(@candace.ann.w)

2018-07-22 18:16:10

That time we came back from the bath house with the face masks that scared everyone. #momsetfree #childhooduninterrupted #ulta

(@kristen.m.mott)

2018-07-22 16:39:34

More adventures on Grandma and Grandpa’s farm! They helped restock the pond with fish. 🐟🎣🚜 #themottschool #selfdirectedhomeeducation #lifelearning #learningonthefarm #brotherandsister #childhooduninterrupted #slowdownchildhood #notallclassroomshavefourwalls #preschoolonthefarm

(@lauren_etc)

2018-07-17 09:12:19

I put up this quote on the letter board when my husband was out of town for a conference....but two weeks later the sentiment still rings true. I love ‘em, but these kids, y’all. They’re milking every last drop out of the threenager stage before they turn four next month. The eye rolls, the exasperated gasps, the stomping off - I can barely contain my laughter at how much sass they possess. But on the flip side, they are increasing helpful and really into cleaning up after not just themselves, but everyone. I ate an Rx bar yesterday, and Emma immediately put out her hand afterwards for me to hand her the wrapper so she could throw it in the trash. And James keeps telling me how much my smile makes him happy. He’s also been covering my face with kisses on the reg. It’s almost enough to make me forget about the little attitudes....and that’s when they’re on the ground, full blown leg wrestling over a piece of fuzz or dog hair clump someone found on the ground.

(@millennialfalcontravel)

2018-07-07 19:40:01

When I was younger, summertime was liberating. We were a busy family with a rigid schedule during the school year so I welcomed the laissez faire. I remember catching lightning bugs in mason jars with my dad, my bangs all stuck to my sun-kissed forehead. We played skip bo and five card draw by the bonfire 🔥 I got the giggles from not enough sleep, way too much watermelon, moonpies and RC. I felt bolder and maybe foolhardy. It was as if I breathed in the freedom summer so graciously gave and exhaled the shackles of obligations. Tonight we enjoyed the breeze during dinner outside the rig. We snuggled and tickled. We played a rousing game of hide the clothespin. And summer felt just as it should be. #livingtinyisabigdeal #screenfreesummerdaze #childhooduninterrupted

(@candace.ann.w)

2018-07-07 19:32:00

When I was younger, summertime was liberating. We were a busy family with a rigid schedule during the school year so I welcomed the laissez faire. I remember catching lightning bugs in mason jars with my dad, my bangs all stuck to my sun-kissed forehead. We played skip bo and five card draw by the bonfire 🔥 I got the giggles from not enough sleep, way too much watermelon, moonpies and RC. I felt bolder and maybe foolhardy. It was as if I breathed in the freedom summer so graciously gave and exhaled the shackles of obligations. Tonight we enjoyed the breeze during dinner outside the rig. We snuggled and tickled. We played a rousing game of hide the clothespin. And summer felt just as it should be. #livingtinyisabigdeal #screenfreesummerdaze #childhooduninterrupted

(@kristen.m.mott)

2018-07-02 09:48:55

This is my 100th post since creating this account to document our journey through #selfdirectedhomeeducation 🚂 I enjoy documenting our days and recording observations of what my kids are learning each day. These photos were taken when my son was 2.5, 3.5 and just recently at 4.5 years old. Each year we’ve gone to see Thomas the Train and every year he discovers something new about the experience. This year was the first year he got to go with his sister (even though she didn’t make it into this photo). He was excited to share the experience with her and take her with us, explaining things to her and making sure she knew what was happening. All the while I kept thinking he would resent her tagging along. This has reminded me that we so often unknowingly project our thoughts and expectations on our children and they will often surprise us in wonderful ways when we step back and allow them to develop into the amazing humans they are. #thomasthetankengine

(@lauren_etc)

2018-06-25 12:21:28

“Jamie, behave, or you won’t get a treat!” They have recently started policing each other, and it is hysterical.

(@lauren_etc)

2018-06-20 09:29:30

Mood. I think the “summer slump” has officially begun.

(@kristen.m.mott)

2018-06-15 21:06:57

This is their favorite way to spend an afternoon at the park. 🌳☀️🐜🚧 “There is no substitute for play as a means of learning...” -Dr. Peter Gray, Free to Learn

(@lauren_etc)

2018-06-15 14:17:10

A sign of a day well spent outside 😎 There’s a quote I see often that goes “show me your schedule and I’ll show you your priorities”. I had a big eye opener yesterday when I logged into the Moment screen tracker app for the first time in awhile, and I noticed a common trend. Green & yellow weekends with 1-2 hrs spent using my phone/day at the most, and red weekdays that topped out at 5-6 hrs/day on my phone 😳 I was pretty appalled at myself, and I could believe I had spent that much time on my phone each day, but the numbers don’t lie. Making sure I spend #weekendsoffline is always a good idea, but I was already doing a great job being more intentional about my phone usage. The biggest difference between my weekdays and weekends is the amount of time I spend around another adult. I hate to say that my days at home with my kids are when I am the least present, but just being available for them just doesn’t seem to be a priority for me. And obviously I want it to. So to get myself back into the habit of not sitting with my phone in my hand all day, I’m going to try to make our days a little busier. The more time I spend out of the house and in an environment that requires to me pay attention to my children and other adults (and other people’s children), the less time I will spend aimlessly scroll on my phone. Today’s activity was 4 and a half hours at the water park; definitely not a phone friendly environment. And because of it, I’ve spent less than an hour on my phone, and it’s past 4pm. I know I’ll keep up this practice over the weekend, so I’m hoping three days of success keeps the momentum going into next week when I have an activity schedule for every day. And with that, I hope y’all have a wonderful and intentional weekends!

(@kristen.m.mott)

2018-06-10 00:37:48

Just observing, reflecting, and thinking. Children have such a great capacity for concentration and attention when we allow them the time.

(@kristen.m.mott)

2018-06-10 00:29:39

She loves flipping through these Bible stories and retelling them to herself. Her current favorite is the story of Adam and Eve. 📚🍎

(@kristen.m.mott)

2018-06-04 20:01:13

Everything in life is a learning experience. This idea is so simple but carries so much truth with it. Everything that we do and experience, every emotion we feel, and person we know has something to teach us. We are always learning whether we realize it or not. And it is even more true for children. 🚂

(@kristen.m.mott)

2018-05-23 22:22:42

Not all classrooms have four walls 🌳🌸☀️

(@thewhitesidegirls)

2018-05-18 11:13:23

Just hanging around waiting on the weekend to begin! What are your plans? . . Dress: @lanetograce Shorts: @lottiemaeclothing (SCOTTLYNN10) Shoes: @footmates_shoes Bow: @lindsayluedesigns (THEWHITESIDEGIRLS) . . . #hangin #hangingout #weekend #timetochill #handmadeeverything #ruffleshorts #sundress #ponytail #footmates #scottlynnwhiteside #babyblues #streetlight #inthecity #brandreppin #childmodel #summertimeisnear #kidsplay #childhoodbliss #letthekids #littlegirl #freetobekids #lanetograce #lottiemaeclothing #strengthandbeauty #stronggirls #readyfortheweekend #childhooduninterrupted

(@kristen.m.mott)

2018-05-16 09:53:34

“Children are born passionately eager to make as much sense as they can of things around them. If we attempt to control, manipulate, or divert this process...the independent scientist in the child disappears.” -John Holt 🌳🌸☀️🌼 The work of John Holt completely changed my thoughts on education, the system, how our childhoods affect us, and how children really learn. I feel so grateful to have discovered his books and put his ideas into practice while my kids are small.

(@humanfreq)

2018-05-14 19:01:32

In documenting community, motherhood, childhood and joy, sometimes all the elements come together unexpectedly. This mother of 13 (soon-to-be great grandmother) and this young boy live in the same building (which happens to be where I grew up) but did not know each other. Our children are #soeasytolove ❤️#amotherslove #motheringinthemovement #motherhood #blackjoy #blackboymagic #ittakesavillage #protectourchildren #childhooduninterrupted #childhood

(@kristen.m.mott)

2018-05-09 20:35:57

“The petals look like snow!” 🌺🌸🌼

(@kristen.m.mott)

2018-05-06 20:12:24

This girl just loves picking and smelling flowers. 🌸🌼🌺🌷