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My almost 7 yr old is way into gymnastics. She started at 3 at a laid back, have fun kinda gym. A little under a year ago I moved her to the only other gym in town (because I felt the first one was not safe, it had grown in numbers, but not teachers and I didn't feel like it was a safe environment). The other gym is very serious. If they are good they put them on the "team", which involves lots of hours, competitions, etc. My dd has been going 2 mornings a week for 4...
I'm of the opinion of letting it just happen. You don't need to provide anything other than access to books, paper and pencil. My oldest dd was a very early writer, and just did it when she felt like it. I did nothing other than to be there to answer her questions. She started reading about the time she turned 6. She must have been figuring things out before then, because she started with long chapter books- Little House books. We never did anything but read to her...
I'll be unschooling my almost 9 yr old. She's been in school until the end of last school year. She's never fit the school environment, but she's always wanted to go. I've always offered to hs her (unschool), but until this year she hasn't wanted to. I'm so glad she changed her mind. School was such a miserable experience for her. She told me a while back that she doesn't want to do school of any sort, meaning she didn't want to do any "schooling" at home either. My...
Quote: Originally Posted by papabliss If the computer was banned from the bathroom, she would loose out on her online time as well Hmm, why do I doubt that, unless she takes it in the tub!!
My dh sits and has since we've been together (15 yrs). I love the fact that he does. Makes much less of a mess and a sweeter smelling bathroom. Good for you! I bet your dw is happy.
Quote: Originally Posted by chel I went on about nasty bathrooms and dear mom said that the breast in public might excit teenage boys. I personally think most teenage boys would be more embarrassed, let alone turned on by saggy, stretch marked covered boobs of a "mom". people seem to come up with all kinds of wierd things... that's one of the most ridiculous I've heard... as if...
I can't say much more to add to the wealth of replies. I do want to add that we have some friends who have 3 teenaged girls -13, 15, and 18 - who are the most well adjusted, high excelling, and just generally great kids who have been unschooled their whole lives. My dd (8) who has always felt like an outsider at school finally has had it with the school system (yea!) and wants nothing other than to homeschool. I think she will be better for it as she won't feel like...
I don't feel like they are that contagious based on a couple experiences. My dd got them at age 4. We had just gotten home from living overseas and I'm sure she got them at the preschool she was going to as they shared bike helmets, etc. We were curled up sleeping on the plane together and then after returning we shared a bed and pillow for 3 nights before I discovered that she was fully infested. In retrospect I realized she had been scratching her head for a couple...
The first time we went with kids my oldest dd was 10 months. We go have gone every now and then since -they are 6 and 8. I think it depends on what the water is like. If there was any chance the canoe could overturn, I would want my kids to be 12ish. We had a raft flip when I was 13. I dealt with it okay, but it was scary and I don't think it would have been good if I was younger.
4 is still pretty young for those sounds. They are the latest to come in. My oldest dd had problems with r , th, and s for a long time. When she was 6 I took her to a speech therapist who worked with her for just a short time as we were leaving to live overseas. We were supposed to practice with her but never really did. She is now 8 and all her sounds are fine. I don't know when they resolved but sometime in the 6-7 yr old year, I think. I would give him some...
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