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F.L.O.W.E.R. – A New Educational Movement

Fine-tuning Love of Writing Easily, Readily

  1. This is a new educational movement. We call it F.L.O.W.E.R.
  2. To reach optimum development, you flower.
  3. Think of it like volunteerism, just doing your part to motivate others to greater growth.
  4. In the lane of self-improvement, we hope to ratchet up writing ability—especially when essay efforts give your child fits. This is a noteworthy and radically friendly stance newly emerging in education.
  5. Just for the moment, no worries about S.T.E.M. or S.T.E.A.M.
  6. Choose a new writing attitude based on “flow.”

The premise: You can flower into what you want to be as a writer—and as an evolving person. And so can your child.

Don’t Miss! 

My Amazon Prime Recommendation: “The Durrells in Corfu”—If you’re looking for entertainment to make you smile, you’ll enjoy every minute of this story of an interesting widow with zany grown kids (and one young naturist). Do not miss relishing this unusual series. It’s not for kids (except teens).

Favorite Book of the Month:

Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. I got this recommendation from a friend who is my favorite book aficionado, and it was a truly great read. No doubt you will get lost in the Marsh Girl’s adventures—and wonder for the millionth time why all children are not blessed with excellent parents who love them. Shouldn’t that be an absolute right?

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