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Five posts gathered from around the web to support and inspire our parenting.

Hackschooling Makes Me Happy: Logan LaPlante, 13 year old boy, gives a TedTalk about his parents’ choice to pull him out of traditional school, and shares eight ways he achieves happiness by “hacking” his education.

50 Meaningful December Traditions for Families: Fifty terrific ideas to bolster more meaning during the holiday season from Dr. Laura Markham.

Will There Be Too Much Stuff Under Your Tree?: KJ Dell’Antonia writes in The New York Times blog, “Motherlode,” about how to focus on meaningful gift-giving instead of caving into the materialism of our day.

Lessons From Nelson Mandela’s Life and Legacy: Elena Aguilar writes for the Edutopia blog about what we as parents can take away from the legacy of Nelson Mandela to impart to our children. 

15 Fun and Enchanting Holiday Tales for Children: This list on features stories about Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanza, and the winter soltice.

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