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Hey all, lots of comments and thoughts on this topic, and I'd like to respond to some of this. I actually came to the Mothering site because of my past experience here. Regarding breastfeeding, attachment parenting, and keeping boy babies intact, this is the place to be. Raising happy teenagers and homeschooling, not so much. IMHO, of course. For example: Quote: Originally Posted by Linda on the move Unless you want your adult son living with your...
Thanks everyone for your thoughts and comments. I'm pretty sure we are over at the edges of many homeschooling philosophies and that there may not be many who agree with or understand our style. While I am always looking for ideas and suggestions, I also know that no one knows better for us than we do, even when we have to blindly feel our way forward along the path. I am often reminded of the world's brightest minds and how not one of them chose a suggested route or...
I appreciate everyone's comments and agree that bumping up the physical activity will be the best move. Just figuring out how/where to start with that. Thanks so much!
Hi MaWhit, Thanks for your response! You say, "What are their goals for the future? What are their plans to transition to adulthood? Do they have the skills they need to accomplish their goals?" Uh, goals? I'm pretty sure their current goal is to get to the next level of whatever video game they are currently playing. I might be wrong, but.... For the record, I didn't have goals at their ages, either. Actually, I went all the way through public school, a college...
As potentially the newest member here, I'll give a bit of background before I ask my questions. (This is a duplicate post from the "Unschooling" section of Education.) We are an unschooling family, with 2 teenage boys, ages 13 (E) and 17 (C). Both boys have been unschooled all their lives. I lean heavily toward child-led learning and as a result my kids do pretty much what they want to do all day long every day of the year. I have always tried to let life happen...
As potentially the newest member here, I'll give a bit of background before I ask my questions. (This is a duplicate post, the other one at the Parenting Preteens and Teens section.) We are an unschooling family, with 2 teenage boys, ages 13 (E) and 17 (C). Both boys have been unschooled all their lives. I lean heavily toward child-led learning and as a result my kids do pretty much what they want to do all day long every day of the year. I have always tried to let life...
Hi everyone, I've read Mothering on and off for 17 years, but as my kids are now 13 and 17 I've kind of slacked off for awhile. My mistake, obviously! I should have kept in touch all along -- great thinkers, idea generators, and happy people abide here, which is why I'm back. As I said, I've got 2 teenaged boys, and we are an unschooling family. My oldest boy went to preschool for a couple of years (moms in attendance, so, more like a play group). Both boys have been...
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