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September 09, 2009



Wow Barbara! Your family story is very inspiring and rings very true with my husband and my ideas and values. As is obviously the consideration of many home/un-schoolers we believe that to fill a child's head with battle dates and other redundant information wastes alot of life energy and precious time. Our views with considering home/un-schooling is that we would like to obviously provide the opportunity for our daughter to become wise with wisdom that will serve her well in her life and along her journey. Throughout my schooling days I had my brain filled with information that I needed to be able to memorise and write down at the next exam and since that exam - the information has been of no use and never been needed again in my life! Are we not better allowing our children to engage their energy into endeavors such as the one you model which just 'teaches' them subconsciously so much valuable knowledge and wisdom that will serve them well through their lives! :) Thank you again for your inspiration.


Teaching your children the merits of hard work and entrepreneurship is so important. It really is one of the most important lessons that home schooling parents can teach their children. Two books that I'd recommend for economics and business are "Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics" by Henry Hazlitt and "Rich Kid, Smart Kid: Giving Your Children a Financial Headstart" by Robert Kiyosaki. Both can be found on Amazon.

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Great post. I love the idea of getting kids involved in some form of business. They learn faster than they would from school. They learn work ethic and personal responsibility. keep it up.

Shane Adams

This is so nice! Teaching kids to be thrifty at such a young age is vital for any parent. My parents told me to be thrifty too. But I failed to realize the importance of money until I had my first job and became independent. From that moment on, I always make sure that I spend and invest wisely.

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