Ambleside Flourish Podcast

Ambleside Flourish Podcast

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The story of the principal and Suzie was primarily about recovery from a distressed brain state, but this is only half of the work that is to be accomplished. It is also the responsibility of parents and teachers to build resilience. Resilience is the capacity to absorb adversity without slipping into a dysfunctional, distressed brain state. The greater the resilience, the less likely a child (or anyone for that matter) is to respo...

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These last weeks have been taxing. Routines have been radically altered. Freedoms have been constrained. Normal pleasures have been curtailed. For many, income has been disrupted. And perhaps most trying of all, the future is uncertain. The illusion that we are in control is being challenged. Such testing times can be stressful for parent and child alike. read more

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November 25, 2019 18 min

That children should be trained to endure hardness, was a principle of the old regime. "I shall never make a sailor if I can't face the wind and rain," said a little fellow of five who was taken out on a bitter night to see a torchlight procession; and, though, shaking with cold, he declined the shelter of a shed. Nowadays, the shed is everything; the children must not be permitted to suffer from fatigue or exposure.

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June 13, 2019 9 min

Last time, we heard from Essex Cholmondeley about opportunities, the opportunities parents have at home “to bring children up to be or to do” to be the kind of persons who have the power to live the life God has given them in exactly the way God intends, complete in mind, heart and soul with “the needs of something to love, something to do and something to think about.” It’s a lofty work indeed, to bring children up in these varied...

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Modern technologies propagate a value system. Winners win and losers lose but is that a true statement?

Is the purpose of life. To make it to the one percent? Or would I or which would I rather have my child be? A neurotic performance-oriented performance driven member of the one percent. Or totally average in lifestyle but knows how to love his spouse and care for his children enjoys that which is good true and beautiful has a ric...

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What's the most formative influence in that child's life. Is it parents? Is it teachers? I promise you it's the screens that's what's shaping the child's character. Every child is born knowing there are things worth having and things worth avoiding but they're absolutely clueless what those are. Their affections are set first by the parents, then by the tribe. What do you desire? Child What do you want? ...

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Silicon Valley tech executives and engineers enroll their kids in no tech Waldorf schools. Google founders Sergei Brin and Larry Page went to no tech Montessori schools as did Amazon creator Jeff Bezos and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales many parents intuitively understand that the ubiquitous glowing screens are having a negative effect on kids.

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May 9, 2019 10 min

Cholmondeley, Essex, What is Education? An address given to a meeting of the Women’s Institute. 1925.

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March 21, 2019 8 min
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"The mystery of a person, indeed, is ever divine, to him that has a sense for the godlike.

 

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Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

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Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

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Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

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Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

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Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

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