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  • L I F E L E A R N I N G F O R K I D S

    3 1 w a y s t o e m p o w e r y o u r c h i l d r e n t o l e a r n , g r o w a n d p r o sp e r - i n s c h o o l a n d o u t

    C A R O L I N E M A K E P E A C E

    M o t h e r , F o r m e r T e a c h e r , G l o b a l T r a v e l l e r , H o m e s c h o o l e r

  • LIFE LEARNING FOR KIDS YTRAVELBLOG

    Contents Contents ............................................................................................................................................... 1

    Intro ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

    Your Child and Life .............................................................................................................................. 5

    Teach your child to master fear ............................................................................................ 6

    Help your children make decisions ...................................................................................... 9

    The power of ‘why' ............................................................................................................... 12

    Nine ways to nurture your child’s dreams ....................................................................... 17

    34 ways to motivate kids to learn ...................................................................................... 20

    Help your kids own their life from the start .................................................................... 24

    Talking about jobs with your children .............................................................................. 27

    How to teach your kids about money............................................................................... 30

    Teaching our children respect and manners ................................................................... 35

    Why your kids should play sport ....................................................................................... 38

    How to help your child develop a healthy mind-body connection .............................. 42

    Talking about those birds and bees .................................................................................. 45

    Talking about God................................................................................................................ 48

    How other cultures can enrich your child’s life ............................................................... 52

    Why you need a village to raise a child ............................................................................. 56

    Your child ........................................................................................................................................... 60

    Your Child and School...................................................................................................................... 60

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    Who is responsible for your child’s education? ............................................................... 61

    The single best thing to help your child's education ...................................................... 63

    Learning is a process, not a result..................................................................................... 68

    Eight tips to help prepare your child for school .............................................................. 72

    Why good parent-teacher relationships matter ............................................................. 74

    Why I think homework should be banned ....................................................................... 79

    How to help your child with their homework .................................................................. 82

    How do you help your child with their nightly reader? .................................................. 85

    Helping your kids share their news at school ................................................................. 88

    How healthy food helps kids learn .................................................................................... 92

    When is my child old enough to catch the bus? .............................................................. 95

    How to prevent bullying and what to do if it happens ................................................... 98

    The pros and cons of being a sports star at school ...................................................... 101

    Ten ways to support your child's learning at home ..................................................... 103

    20 truths I know about education ................................................................................... 106

    Resources ........................................................................................................................................ 108

    About Caz ........................................................................................................................................ 111

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  • LIFE LEARNING FOR KIDS YTRAVELBLOG

    Intro I do not have a doctorate in education or philosophy. Nor am I interested in one. My

    experiences and insights within this book come from experience.

    Of being a mother. Of being a global traveler for 20 years – 9 of which my children have

    shared with me. Of being a lover of life and learning. And of being a teacher – 15 years’

    experience teaching in five countries around the world in various teaching positions and

    roles. From primary to high school; small instruction to whole class; ESL to specialist

    instruction; and leadership and management roles.

    Can you believe the wealth of experience I had after returning from this travel lifestyle and

    these teaching experiences to my home country only to be told I could no longer teach in

    the Catholic System?

    I trained at the Catholic Uni, and at the time, I completed a three-year degree. The fourth

    was optional. I opted for travel instead. Straight to London to teach in the worst area of the

    city. Welcome to teaching. It taught me more than University ever did. So did every travel,

    life and educational experience I had afterward.

    The diversity of my experiences, learning how to adapt to new educational systems and

    cultures enriched the strength of my teaching. I knew how to speak to children beyond the

    walls of the classroom – sitting up straight, following the rules, and learning what was in the

    books to pass a test.

    The system didn’t want to know about that; they had changed the rules. You could now

    only teach if you had the four-year degree. No matter what you had learned out on the

    field in between. I don’t believe that extra year at University would EVER teach me all I had

    learned through travel, and my teaching experiences.

    It was the barrier and push I needed to do something different. I hated walking into the

    classroom every day participating in what the system was doing to the kids. Learning

    became about the results, about cramming in as much as you could to check off boxes that

    didn’t make sense. The zest for life, curiosity for learning, and scope for imagination and

    creativity was gone.

    I turned to my true love – travel. Slowly, along with my husband, Craig, we turned our

    passion for travel and helping others to do it more, into one of the world’s biggest travel

    blogs.

  • LIFE LEARNING FOR KIDS YTRAVELBLOG

    The insights I share within this eBook come from my experiences of living multiple lives – a

    teacher, a mother, a traveler, and a homeschooler.

    I’ve had two years’ experience homeschooling my eldest daughter as we traveled around

    Australia. I’ve not just started homeschooling both my children as we begin our next travel

    journey road tripping across the USA.

    I share with you those insights to help you become the best educator in your child’s life. To

    help you understand how to empower your children to become creative, independent

    problem solvers, thinkers. To help them believe in their dreams and know they are a

    special gift to the planet.

    I also want to give you ways you can make schooling the best experience you can for your

    children. It’s a broken system, but it’s the only one we’ve got at the moment. You can make

    the best of it. You can help your children thrive and grow within the system. (and many

    schools remain brilliant, b