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Quote: Probably not, because homeschooling (or unschooling) is important to you ...you CHOSE it for your child because of whatever reason (we are planning on that too)... I don't know about that. My dd wanted to do preschool. Twice. Both times were disasters and she wanted to stop (well, some days she wanted to stop, others she didn't). Both times, despite my having always wanted to unschool, the decision (mutual) to pull her out was complicated...
Awww! How nice for you! I have kind of the same situation with MIL. We're total opposites. Though we've never been chums, she has always been very complimentary of my mothering! But she pissed me off once when she tried to have a showdown with me over unschooling. You try, lady! You just try! :LOL
OT Thanks UUMom. The really good ones are scanned photos by my dh who is semi-pro. But...some of the good ones are mine. I need to add some recent stuff. Thanks for the reminder. Back to making dinner. I love it how I come here in between Moulinexing the tomato sauce and waiting for the pasta to be al dente! Well, when dd is busy like she is today, anyway.
Hmmm, Captain Crunchy. I got that she was honestly curious about that. I have been offended several times here on MDC over TCS comments, but that one seemed like a genuine question to me.
It's okay, UUMom. Really it is. I did pizza before my stomach issues. And I've had a few since I got pregnant. Mothernature -- I read the most bizarre comment on Amazon (I read the comments, but I don't buy from them) about The Unschooling Handbook. The man was saying that "just like we have to train our kids to like certain foods" we have to train them...blah, blah, blah. Train to like certain foods??? Yah, I trained my dd so in such a way that now her favorite...
I would imagine that homemade pizza made with fresh ingredients and good whole wheat flour is healthful. And I think it is a very valuable lesson when kids witness the preparation process. Homemade is good! I think the same thing about sweet, not particularly healthful home-baked desserts: at least it's not processed and full of trans-fats, plus the kids get to see that mommy actually makes food. However, the ingredients in most take-away and restaurant pizzas are...
One that I read recently is The Country Doctor by Sarah Orne Jewett. I thought it had excellent references to GD-type parenting and the benefits of unschooling -- though the main character does end up in school.
Quote: niggling feeling that it is, but they don't do anything about it. I wanted to quote Sohj too. Did I dream that participated in this thread? Something about not having to wean her child because she never got started. It's just not very simple. In my case, for example, there was the dh whose profession revolves around television (and he needs to work at home sometimes), the fact that both of us are film buffs and there is no cinema in this...
OneCatholicMommy -- I am sorry if you feel I have not been gentle with you. I concede that no one likes to have her examples deconstructed. But if you give one on a discussion board, it's going to happen. I did not criticize. And I certainly did not call anything you did a sin. I chose my words carefully when I responded to the sin thing. I agree that it looks harsh. It was not meant to be; I simply wanted to get it across that I had simply been trying to tell you...
I should clarify that at 2 1/2 she didn't really have the intention to hurt. She just took her frustrations out on the cats. Yes, she grew out of it. But it was really an awful thing for us. The kitten was very frail as it was. I would just keep re-directing. And make sure you get down with her, take her hand, and show her what gentle looks and feels like. Try not to get angry. That was a huge roadblock for us. I hate the period.
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