The Natural Child Project

Our vision is a world in which all children are treated with dignity, respect, understanding, and compassion.
In such a world, every child can grow into adulthood with a generous capacity for love and trust. Our society
has no more urgent task.
(The Natural Child Project mission statement, ©1996)

Special offer: $5 off Children's Art Posters
Order high-quality posters from any of the hundreds of pictures in our Global Children's Art Gallery, or send in a picture by your own child!
Research: Moving together to music with others encourages helping behavior in babies
Whether they march in unison, row in the same boat or dance to the same song, people who move in time with one another are more likely to bond and work together afterward...
Why Unschool? - Podcast led by Amy Childs (13 minutes)
What is unschooling? How does it work? Why does it work?
Includes clips from Jan Hunt, Kelly Lovejoy, Jerry Mintz, Idzie Desmarais, Carsie Blanton, Michelle Loucas, Sandra Dodd and Nikiah Childs.
Quote of the Month - July
"Children who are respected learn respect. Children who are cared for learn to care for those weaker than themselves. Children who are loved for what they are cannot learn intolerance. In an environment such as this, they will develop their own ideals, which can be nothing other than humane, since they grew out of the experience of love." - Alice Miller
New article:
Creating a Peaceful World through Parenting
by Jan and Jason Hunt

"If we are to reach real peace in this world, we shall have to begin with children." - Mahatma Gandhi

We all hunger for peace. Yet far too often this seems to be just a dream, hopelessly out of reach. Instead of the peaceful life we all want, we have strife in our families, in our communities, and between our nations. We lose hope of anything better, and begin to think that nothing will ever change. Our dream of peace remains elusive... Full article

Jan Hunt now offers email and phone counseling
Jan Hunt now offers counseling by email as well as by phone. Jan focuses on finding solutions that respect all family members. She has a Master of Science in Counseling and over twenty-five years of experience as a counselor and author. Parenting can be easy and joyful!
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