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  I'll echo what others said.  I think it's fine (the early stuff) and not academic.  Just keep an eye on it to make sure they don't move ahead, which is unlikely.   I had my son learn handwriting from a HWT specialist when he was in 3rd grade.  He never learned it correctly (I wish our schools started it in K or sooner and it was part of the curriculum) and in 3rd grade, he started getting dinged for it!  How unfair.   It was a lot of money, but...
txbikegrrrl - and my son doesn't show he is in distress anyway.  He tends to hide it.  
Thanks for the replies.  Parents were given a heads up that it would be "harder" and kids would take turns staying up, keeping watch.  I thought my son (easy going temperament) would be fine.  But he also thrives on harmony and is sensitive, so for him, I don't think this was the learning experience it was meant to be.  We both learned other things.   Here is a email response from a dad (a psychologist) who chaperoned on the trip:    "Sorry for the delay.  Your...
Thanks to all who took the time to reply.  I decided this isn't a deal breaker to me.  DH thinks I'm being "too codependent" and "life isn't fair sometimes, it's not the end of the world."  He feels the thank you letter should be written because these people took time out of their lives to do this.  (He gave me the aunt analogy before I read it here.)  (Where is my exasperated face thingy?)  DH definitely doesn't think this is worth dying on a hill for.   So I...
My 10-year-old son (5th grade) is in a private school.  I pulled him out of public school in 4th grade and put him in an AWESOME (compared to his public elementary school) private school, but that closed end of 4th grade after 32 years.  I had to find a new school and thanks to some high praise from a neighbor and limited options, we chose this place.   He finally is getting used to it.  (He's been begging to be homeschooled for months and I'm seriously considering...
  Thanks, I agree with that.  My husband gave my daughter a pep talk the night before and it seemed to help.  Whew.  When I picked them up, my daughter was bouncing up and down with joy about her coming over, so I guess she got over it.     I couldn't stay near them because I was helping my son with his homework, so they were in her room playing school.  Not sure that was the friend's favorite activity (doubtful) but she was a good sport.   It's totally nuts to keep this...
What do I say to mom? DD is at a new public elementary for 1st grade. She takes an after school enrichment class. Mom & I talked and she suggested she take my daughter for a playdate right after for 1.5 hr and we could switch off every week. Tomorrow is my turn. My dd is upset and doesn't want the little girl coming over because she said she is mean and a little bossy. ("well, if you don't do that, I won't play with you.") She doesn't want to play with her...
Home made crepes http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/basic-crepes/Detail.aspx 6-yr-old likes it with Nutella 10-yr-old likes it with Nutella & slices strawberries & sliced bananas
http://www.backyardbowls.com/ For some yummy & hearty breakfast ideas, check out that website. I ate there over the summer every day for breakfast. So yummy!
I pulled my son out of 4th grade public school (last October) 3 minutes from my house (by car) to put him in a private school (12-15 minutes from my house). It was a 1,000% percent improvement. He thrived. He really hated public school. It's a highly rated, local public school, but he didn't care for the cookie-style approach. Not for his learning style. The private school was what he needed on many different levels. We were all set to keep him there through...
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