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Quote: Originally posted by Heavenly I am against out of home schools. I like that. This sentence assumes that schools should be at home so the rest of the schools are called "out of home schools."
Quote: Originally posted by anetaze Can anyone tell me when at what age it's best to start with homeschooling and what do you teach them? I don't know where and what material to get and how and what to start with. Please help!! I agree the best age is birth. I have been reading to my child since she was in utero. She just turned 6 and has been reading words for 2 or three years and reading books for about a year. We never taught her, we just...
We are vegetarian. If my dd wanted roast beef, I would certainly NOT do it but that is because I do not want to contribute to the killing of life. Going to school is not killing any so I relax ALOT more when it comes to that. I tell her I have four rules (1) she can't hurt others (2) she can't hurt the earth, (3) she can't hurt animals, and (4) she can't hurt herself. Pretty much everything else goes, so if she wants to go to school, she can, even though my preference...
Hooray! When I see the rare mama's nursing in public, I want to go hug them. But of course, some hate positive (as well as negative) attention so I don't do anything. I wouldn't make a big deal about your SIL because she might go back in the closet. I would just be matter-of-fact like.
I started a thread just like yours last September. We unschool our (today she is 6-yrs-old!) dd. We always told her why we chose unschooling, but told her if she ever wanted to go to school, she could go. So, we thought it would be 5th grade or 11th grade, but no. She announced last summer that she was going to school in the fall. yikes. We hustled and found an alternative school based on the United Nations peace guru of education, Robert Meuller. It was a combination...
Patterns. Yesterday, I was in court representing a pregnant teenager for free (we won). This wasn't what the trial was about, but her ex-boyfriend came up and how bad he treated her and what bad names he called her and how he was jealous and controlling. EVERY adult involved in the proceeding (the judge, the guardian ad litem, the court reporter, and me) pulled the teenager aside and said please please let this be your one bad mistake in life. Do not think that this is...
Hi Oatmeal, Way back when I was dating, I was pretty intolerant about guys with ex-girlfriends or guys who were two-timers. ONE indication that I was not the number one exclusive girlfriend and I RAN FAST! I was very unforgiving. I think that is one piece of advice to give you - don't sit around waiting for him to make you his number one and exclusive girlfriend. If you are not it, now, you will probably never be and you are wasting your time. This is not to say...
Reeseccup, you are funny. CerridwenLorelei, I am looking for someone who knows how to make jammies too. My 6-year-old wants "feet pajamas" that the stores only make for newborn and toddlers. She also wants those jammies that have a button bottom so you can use the potty without taking off the jammies. Anybody?
I am a lawyer. But if I didn't have a degree and wanted to stay at home to work, I wouldn't do pyramids or Mary Kay or Avon or anything like that. I would start my own business. Maybe wordprocessing brochures, resumes, typing dissertations, etc. Internet businesses seem to be fun too.
Quote: Originally posted by megandavidson Try not to hate them for it or get too mad, it will drive them away - instead, try to get them talking and don't react - then they will talk more. I think this is wise advice. I read that staying strong and showing that this is something you and your family can deal with sends an important message to your teen. My best friend in High School ran away from home to live with an OLD GUY - 19 years old - and...
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