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I have three kids. My oldest is disabled. I've decided to unschool (with lots of guidance/structure that they are unaware of). My small house is also VERY loud and I'm a *very* noise sensitive introvert. Some days I wear ear plugs. I am cleaning up their "creativity" every hour of the day. I am feeding them homemade, nutritious food three times a day, plus snacks. So, I would rate my personal experience as "low in enjoyment". It's not what I had romanticized or...
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Pookietooth- Good luck with your search! It's a tough area...that's why we're here in Humboldt County now!
Congrats!!!   (Now I want a fourth ;-)
Hi there! My son is severly disabled (he is wheelchair bound) but we don't rely on services so I can't answer your questions regarding that. I do know that if you live in San Mateo County, you can look into the Golden Gate regional center for services...   For me (and we recently moved to Humboldt county due to the cons)...here is a list of pros and cons:   Pros: -The Bay Area/Peninsula has MANY fun activities for families. -The weather is...
I'm looking to hear from mothers who can honestly reflect on their experience with their children -AND- those who are a little more "type-A" if you will.     Did you find that going from 3 to 4 children alleviated the "uneveness" of having three (are kids pairing up more nicely for play? less fighting or more?) or did it just get more chaotic?   Please give me bare bones honesty here...no stories about loving your fourth (that's obvious) and your fourth being the...
As far as educational material, my kids love anything that Schlessinger Media produces (The Way Things Work, Physical Science for Children, Earth Science for Children, Science Clips for Children...) These are Awesome!!!! We also love Bill Nye!   Entertainment material includes Cyberchase, Martha Speaks, Clifford, Curious George, WordWorld, Between the Lions, Reading rainbow...
Things that get way worse:   Housework (the house is wrecked 15 minutes after they wake up) Food preparation (I feel like *someone* is hungry all.the.time) Noise (oh my god, the noise) Sibling rivalry Being spread thin (one parent always has 2 kids during an outing)
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v372/n6502/abs/372169a0.html   http://www.jyi.org/volumes/volume6/issue6/features/feng.html     Food for thought...
        I agree with these statements.   How old is your son?
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