Cindy Ross said "kids learn from the time they are born". Part 2


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They are interested in almost anything that comes into their lives. Cindy Ross doesn’t conform to the rules. “What rules?” She asks! She broke all the rules. Cindy Ross was one of a handful of women to hike the full length of the Appalachian Trail in the 70’s. She took her kids out on the hiking trail from the time they were born. She says, “My parents didn’t support my lifestyle but they loved me!” Cindy shares the story of using the ‘experiential learning’ method of teaching her kids. They would miss about 70 days of school a year while traveling with their parents. It was hard for the kids. When they were in the classroom Cindy said, they would beg her to not have to go to school every day. They were bored! Cindy relented but told the kids they would have to teach themselves. She would become their facilitator. Cindy says, “ Kids can figure it out, give them time to dream and plan”. There was no TV in their house. The whole experience served her children well. Both her son and daughter received full scholarships to college. Cindy lectures about the experiential learning lifestyle and encourages people to “Leave your comfort zone of America and go see really what the rest world is like”. She says fears will be dispelled by the people you meet. Check her blog

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