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  1. Hi Brian,

    I listened to your podcast yesterday for the first time, it was on building family connection and loved it. Today I listened to your podcast on the importance of games in learning. I wanted to forward you some resources that have changed my life and parenting approach deeply that you may deem helpful as well. Stuart Brown M.D. has written the book “Play”. In it he sites all the research on the importance of play. He founded the National Institute of Play which researches the actual effects on the brain different categorized types of play (imagination, object manipulation, social, musical etc) have. Also the American Journal of Play at journalofplay.org is a quarterly journal that sites findings from play experts.

    I think this will back up with numbers what you and I intuitively know is so important for our kids development.

    Regards,
    Lorena

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      Lorena,
      Thank you so much for the book suggestions. I am going to grab these this week and jump in. I love seeing research back up what just “makes sense” when it comes to family. Thank you for listening. Keep in touch.

  2. Hi Brian,

    I have been listening to your podcast lately. Being a single mother and a full time NYC Police Officer I decided to take a leap of faith and homeschool my boys. Doing the line of work I do is not easy, but knowing that with God’s help I have become creative. I love every spare second I have with them. Listening to your podcast encourages me daily. The ideas and advise you mention are a great help and encouragement. It is an up hill battle and at times tiring, but I would not change it for the world!! I enjoy seeing Keith 10 and Lucas 8 face light up when they are learning something new. The security and confidence my boys have gained in the past 2yrs. knowing that I will be with them every available second when I am not at work has change their attitudes and anxiety. I listen to you on my way to work and know that even on the worst days, YES!! I made the right choice to homeschool my boys. Thank you!!!

  3. Brian!
    I don’t know where to start. I am sorry if this comment gets long but I feel like I have so much to thank you for. First of all a bit of background: I am a mother of four children living in Germany. We have lived here for 6 years. My husband is finishing up his masters and doctorate here. We are LDS. Our kids are in the local German schools, which at the moment and with what our situation is overseas, I feel it is so important for the kids to be integrated with the amazing culture here. I have one daughter in second grade, one in first grade, one in kindergarten and my son (18 months) is home with me. The kids are doing so amazingly well with the language and friends and the learning content. But at the same time I always wonder if I should be doing more to teach about American culture and history and teaching my kids to read English. So I totally love this website and podcast and all the hard work you do. Even though I do not homeschool my kids, this information is very valuable and useful in just the every day interactions and fun time and learning time I have with my kids when they are home. With every podcast that I listen to I feel strengthened as a mother and teacher. And who knows maybe in the future we will become a homeschool family. Please, please keep up the incredible work. I listen to your podcasts every single day. I have just discovered this whole world of podcasts and I love it. So I have a few to catch up on. 🙂

    from a very excited new member of this podcast community,
    Katie

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