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Jan Hunt focuses on finding solutions that respect all family members. She has over twenty-five years of experience as a counselor and author. Parenting can be easy and joyful!
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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)

  Jan Hunt's Counseling Service Now Available
Jan has reopened her counseling service following her family move back to British Columbia. Jan has a Master of Science degree in counseling and over 25 years of experience helping parents discover the joys of compassionate parenting and natural  learning. She would love to talk with you!    Arrange counseling     Read testimonials
Hungry or not, children will eat sweets
Even though they are not hungry, children as young as three will find high-energy treats too tempting to refuse, new research has confirmed. In a study of three and four year olds, 100 per cent of children opted for a sweet or savory snack despite eating a filling healthy lunch only 15 minutes prior.
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A colorful celebration of compassionate parenting and family closeness, woven into a sweet story with a delightful surprise ending. The perfect picture book for attached families.
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Does the Santa Legend Endanger Trust? by Jan Hunt
How can a parent draw the line between innocent fantasy - so important in a child's life - and an ultimately harmful lie that will inevitably have to be explained later?
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Ten Tips for Shopping with Children by Jan Hunt
1. Remember that children have limits. If you are shopping with children, be alert to their needs: are they tired, hungry, overexcited, or simply in need of fresh air and exercise, or a reassuring hug?
Quote of the Month - December

"I'm always amazed when adults say that children 'just did that to get attention'. Naturally children who need attention will do all kinds of things to get it. Why not just give it to them?"

- Lawrence J. Cohen

Unsolicited Evaluation is the Enemy of Creativity
by Peter Gray

Children's lives, both in and out of school, have become increasingly controlled and regulated by adult authorities. Here is some further evidence that freedom - including freedom from unasked-for evaluation - is an essential element to the blooming of creativity.


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