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We take it year by year and by the personality of the child. My oldest (almost 9) has never been good at handling too much. She needs a lot of down time. She was limited to one activity until this year. She's now doing swim team (2 hrs/wk), gymnastics (1.5 hrs/wk), and dance (2 hrs/wk). But since she is homeschooling this year, it works fine as she has tons of downtime during the day. My youngest (almost 7) has usually been allowed 2 activites because she's up for...
Quote: Originally Posted by elisabeth Jish, Do you know if you can use Lorazepam while nursing? I did very occasionally when I was nursing. My nursling was a toddler and I don't know for sure if I would have done it if she was younger. My doc said it was okay, but I was taking such a tiny amount anyway. Have you asked your doc?
I recently cleaned out my worm bin and started anew. The worm dirt will go into a hot box in which I will grow greens for the winter. Right now I'm just letting it sit and dry out. I left it outside neglected for about a month and it got filled with rain water. The worms just moved upward and did fine, but the worm goo became anaerobic because of the water and stunk big time. Yuck! It was gross, but the kids and there friends helped me sort out the worms and it...
No way. It's a form of recycling and I think it's awesome that they buy used clothes, esp. because they are so wealthy. I think it's a great message for their kids, that just because you are loaded doesn't mean you have to use the resources it takes to make clothing.
For me it just took some time for my baby to get the nipple out and to stay out. For the first few days, I used an ice cube on my nipple to get it cold and stay out long enough to get the babe well attached. It was really frustrating because sometimes by the time I got her attached my nipple had already flattened again. Finally, after lots of attempts she finally got some good latches and and then it wasn't too long until my nipple stayed out. I don't know if this...
Quote: Originally Posted by rachdoll I'm sure you'll do great, in fact, I'd bet he'd do better with you because it'll be one on one, so you can challenge him exactly as much as he needs challenging, kwim? Exactly. My dd is homeschooling for the first time this year and is soooo happy to be at home. She's also very bright and just doesn't fit in in the school setting. There will be so much you can do at home and if you follow his lead...
What would happen if you keep him at home but totally let him take the lead and do what he wants and just see what happens. Maybe it would help the power struggles. My dd has never liked "learning games" or the like but they are learning with whatever they are doing. Just because it's not active teaching/learning doesn't mean he's not learning. Obviously, he would have limits with TV or whatever is important to you. But other than that, do what interests him. If he...
Thanks for the ideas. I will run them by her. After I wrote my post I had some thoughts which she really liked. In addition to learning other things about the country she picks (I tentatively forsee doing one country every couple weeks, but we'll see) I thought we could research the food, the traditional dress and the folk art and since she loves to cook, sew and do art, we could make dinners for the family, clothes for her or her American girl doll and do some of...
My almost 9 yr old dd wants to do a geography project, but we're trying to think of things she could do. She loves geography and has a very good knowledge of it. How can we expand on this? I suggested thinking of a country she is interested in and researching it but it seems like there needs to be something more. What could she do with the info, etc? Anybody done any fun projects?
I have a similar learner. My almost 9 yr old dd has struggled with school for the past couple years because she HATES doing any kind of busy work -worksheets, workbooks, basically anything she considers not worthwhile. She was a grade ahead so they didn't tell her to repeat a grade, but she's always been labelled difficult by her teachers because she refuses to do what doesn't interest her. This year she finally asked to homeschool, and she is so happy. I'm really an...
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