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Shining a New Light on Homeschooling

01.08.2011 - Hosted by Donna Vail with guest Randall Libero

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Today more than ever parents are faced with daily challenges and problems securing an excellent education for their children that will properly prepare them for today’s academic environment as well as leaders of their future. Are you dissatisfied with your child’s current school and wondering if homeschooling is right for you? Donna Vail and her guest, Randall Libero shine a new light on homeschooling and share just how you can give your children an excellent education while creating a lifestyle of true freedom for the whole family. Join us on today’s show and learn how your child becomes student and teacher, how working parents can school their own and the truth about socialization. Become empowered to give your children the education they deserve.

Self-Education: What You Need to Know

01.15.2011 - Hosted by Donna Vail with guest Dr. Art Robinson

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One of the most important responsibilities you have as a parent is to teach your children to think and to learn by reading books. Most of us were taught with a teacher at the front of the room, using textbooks and workbooks. Tune in as Donna Vail welcomes her guest, Dr. Art Robinson, creator of The Robinson Curriculum a homeschool system that shows you how to set up a self-teaching homeschool where the best minds in history teach your children through books. When your child is able to learn from books, the world is at their feet; anything they want to learn, any field they wish to enter, is open to them.

Eating Healthy for Happy Smart Children

01.22.2011 - Hosted by Donna Vail with guest Verne Varona

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An excellent education for your kids doesn’t stop with books. It should also include a plan that supports their wellness through healthy eating habits. Listen in as Donna Vail and her guest Verne Varona, world renowned health expert, discuss how to build a healthy family and nurture your child’s genius through good nutrition and balanced living. How we nourish ourselves has an enormous influence on our mental clarity and emotional stability. The way we eat can radically impact how we think and feel; how we react to life and especially how our body functions. Verne will captivate you with his humor and ease your mind with his vast knowledge and experience as he shows you ways to implement healthy eating strategies, helping you and your children love more, live more and learn more.

Dumbing Down America

01.29.2011 - Hosted by Donna Vail with guest John Taylor Gatto

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The public education system of today is anything but modern and was created for the industrial age. Today’s show is urgent and controversial and will appeal to any who harbor doubts about the current education system. John Taylor Gatto has found that independent study, community service, large doses of solitude and a thousand different apprenticeships with adults of all walks of life are the keys to helping children break the thrall of our conforming society. John urges all of us to get schools out of the way and find ways to re-engage children and families in actively controlling our culture, economy and society. The realization of personal potential requires a different way of growing up and learning, one Gatto calls “open source”.

Transform Your Life Through Handwriting

02.05.2011 - Hosted by Donna Vail with guest Vimala Rodgers

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Have you ever wondered what your handwriting says about you? Can you change your life just by changing your handwriting? You have the ability to make a difference in the world right at your fingertips, literally. Listen as Donna Vail and her guest Vimala Rodgers, educator and handwriting expert as they explore how you can transform your life through handwriting. Vimala’s focus is to guide people in adopting handwriting patterns that bring out the best in themselves. Imagine the impact this can have on your children! There’s no better place to begin than in the home empowering your children and their future through practical handwriting patterns. So bring your pen and paper for this transformative show. As Vimala says, when you change your handwriting, your whole life changes for the better.

Inspiring Your Life

02.12.2011 - Hosted by Donna Vail with guest Dr. John Demartini

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As parents, we often experience the challenges of raising a family. Trying to understand how our children think and feel can be difficult, especially when we've forgotten what it was like to be a kid ourselves. It's a given that children will develop habits that leave parents uncomfortable. As they strive to correct them, often results in conflict and broken relationships. Tune in as Donna Vail and her guest Dr. John Demartini discuss easy methods for parents to understand how our kids think and feel including the challenges they face throughout their growing years. The methods shared on this show not only will help in parent-child relationships, but can be used to strengthen all relationships. You'll gain clarity about your own life and begin to understand why you do what you do which will help you help your children. Dr. Demartini will captivate you with his inspiring stories empowering you and your family to live a more purposeful and inspired life.

Class Dismissed: Education and the Rise of Homeschooling

02.19.2011 - Hosted by Donna Vail with guest Jeremy Stuart

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All across America parents are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with public education, and that’s just one of many reasons why homeschooling is the fastest growing sector in education today. Parents are pulling their children out of “school” seeking alternatives to institutionalized schooling. Tune in as Donna Vail and her guest Jeremy Stuart discuss the benefits and freedoms that homeschooling offers and how children are being prepared for a better future. Every family chooses their own path with homeschooling and Jeremy’s film “Class Dismissed: Education and the Rise of Homeschooling” will shed a new light on where modern homeschooling began, its growing popularity and how early homeschooling families struggled with legal battles paving the way for millions of homeschooling families to home educate their children. Tune in and get an insider’s view into what’s really happening in the world of homeschooling.

Democratic Education: Respecting the Way Children Learn

02.26.2011 - Hosted by Donna Vail with guest Isaac Graves

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The education of our youth determines the course our society takes as we evolve as a nation. As the fractured public education system continues to crumble, over laden with bureaucracy and politics, the way children learn doesn’t appear to be high on anyone’s list of priorities, if it makes the list at all. It’s time to think outside the box and look at the way education truly takes place. In what ways can education be engaging, meaningful and inspiring? What role does community play in education? Tune in as Donna and guest Isaac Graves discuss democratic education. Discover how you can engage in community and build a firm foundation for your children. Isaac will be sharing his vast experience in multiple forms of education as a student and an educator including his educational role in the global community. Listen and find out what options are available for you and your children.

Naomi Aldort on Authentic Parenting

03.05.2011 - Hosted by Donna Vail with guest Naomi Aldort

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As a homeschooler, do you find your parenting skills tested leaving feeling frustrated as if nothing you do is working? Is it possible to have well-behaved, educated children? Do you find yourself bargaining with your children to get them to do their work? Join Donna and her guest parenting expert, Naomi Aldort and learn how much freedom is okay without it becoming a license. When and how much do you push your children while still respecting the child’s timing? We’ll also cover hot topics such as sibling relating and how to handle the not so understanding relatives. Listen to Donna and Naomi and learn how you can be the authentic parent you long to be.

10 Tips to Create Financially Successful Kids

03.12.2011 - Hosted by Donna Vail with guest Patti Handy

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How many times growing up did you hear “we can’t afford that”, “we aren’t made out of money” and “money doesn’t grow on trees”? Money management is one of the most important skills you teach your children, but extremely challenging if you were never taught yourself. Like it or not money touches practically everything we do. It enables us to acquire goods and services, food, shelter and the basic necessities of life. With ample supply we are able to provide a comfortable life for our children and set aside funds for retirement. Join Donna Vail and her guest, Patti Handy as they discuss ways your children can be money-smart, money-responsible, and money-independent. Listen in to hear discussion on topics every parent struggles with such as allowances, good spending habits, saving strategies and how to generate cash flow.

Wayseers - The Change Agents of Society

03.19.2011 - Hosted by Donna Vail with guest Garret LoPorto

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Wayseers are the change-agents of society. Wayseers include the world’s greatest leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, inventors, rebels, revolutionaries and pioneers including Martin Luther King Jr., Thomas Jefferson, Amelia Earhart, John F. Kennedy, Mother Teresa, Vincent van Gogh and others. Do you or your children have Wayseer traits? Join Donna and her guest Garret LoPorto and learn what sets a Wayseer apart, what a Wayseer’s role is in society and how he can embrace his genius. Discover how this ties into ADD/ADHD and the consequences of a Wayseer being wrongfully labeled. Listen and learn more about yourself and your children.

Keepers of the Children

03.26.2011 - Hosted by Donna Vail with guest Laura Ramirez

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As parents, grandparents, teachers and community we are all keepers of the children. Join Donna and her guest Laura Ramirez as they discuss how to raise children to know their nature, develop their strengths and create lives of meaning enabling them to make great contributions to society. With the combination of Laura’s wisdom on child development and parenting she adds the wisdom of Native Americans to truly honor children as they grow and develop. Discover the sacredness of raising children with specific how-to’s you can apply immediately to begin creating family harmony while raising your children with a vision that honors them today as well as into the future.

How to Create a More Beautiful Life Inside & Out

04.02.2011 - Hosted by Donna Vail with guest Michelle Phillips

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The demands of motherhood at times can feel as though they outweigh the rewards. Add to that homeschooling and it’s easy to see how stress can occur, especially on those days when you're cleaning up messes and meeting the demands over everyone else. At times a mother can find herself questioning whether what she is doing is really contributing to her family or society. How do we unlock the inner passions and strengths that run deep within each of us radiate beauty outwardly while making a difference in the world and raising and educating our children at the same time? Join Donna and her guest Michelle Phillips and learn how you can combine taking care of your family, pursue your passions and shine your inner and outer beauty each and every day. Get started with these easy to use tips and begin radiating your true self to create a lasting legacy that is beautiful and meaningful.

Sparkling Kids – About Homeschooling with Donna Vail

09.07.2011 - Hosted by Alenka Tercic with guest Donna Vail

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Donna Vail reveals how and where to begin and how to deal with fears and challenges you can face when teaching your own child –from stress about the time and schedule organization, lack of expertise in certain subjects to dealing with active kids.