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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-13-2013, 05:39 PM
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-13-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 5,886
Posted By tankgirl73
Subscribed and read some posts.  Some great...

Subscribed and read some posts.  Some great ideas here already for topics!  I'd like to see stuff about early Waldorf education (ie grades 1-2ish) with kids who are "ahead".  I know the traditional...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-08-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By tankgirl73
Totally echoing what Daffodil said. I'm another...

Totally echoing what Daffodil said. I'm another who was a horrifically shy kid, and school was TERRIBLE.  First of all, I couldn't figure out what everyone else was doing.. everyone else seemed to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-30-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By tankgirl73
Thanks for the comments, but in fact his...

Thanks for the comments, but in fact his comprehension is fine -- when he is self-disciplined and pays attention.  ;)
 
In the past, for instance, it manifested as comprehension without retention....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-25-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By tankgirl73
So my 14yo son (homeschooled since always) has...

So my 14yo son (homeschooled since always) has ADHD and Asperger's, and thus has always had difficulty with self-motivation, 'executive function', that sort of thing.  Personal management is NOT his...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By tankgirl73
A few thoughts, based on my own very, very busy...

A few thoughts, based on my own very, very busy and gifted 5yo girl.  ;)
 
- We have one of those loop-loom things.  She is absolutely able to use it.  Her first project needed a lot of my help,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By tankgirl73
Grade 1 is still very young.  IMO, it's too...

Grade 1 is still very young.  IMO, it's too young for a child to be able to make this kind of decision themselves.  They can't really understand what school is going to be like, and it's usually...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-05-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By tankgirl73
I think for many families, there is a concern...

I think for many families, there is a concern that they won't be able to 'properly' teach high school-level courses.  It's also a handy 'backup plan' -- if a parent is concerned that they won't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-13-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By tankgirl73
Yay!  That sounds like it went fantastic!  And...

Yay!  That sounds like it went fantastic!  And yes, the end of high school is SO far away, so much can change between now and then... maybe she'll end up going to public school for high school, or...
Forum: Women's Health   04-13-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By tankgirl73
My girl actually ASKS for cod liver oil.  So...

My girl actually ASKS for cod liver oil.  So it's not like she's just opposed to strong tastes lol... 
 
You might be right about her singing in the music festival.  She's hardly coughing at all....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-11-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By tankgirl73
We were able to arrange everything through...

We were able to arrange everything through mediation.  His original proposal that I received was "son will attend school in the father's catchment area."  Um, what?  First, we had planned to...
Forum: Women's Health   04-11-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By tankgirl73
That's great, carfreemama!  And sounds so much...

That's great, carfreemama!  And sounds so much like our experience.  It came on so fast, and she never had any chest pain and that threw me off from thinking 'maybe pneumonia'.  The pneumonia was in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-10-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By tankgirl73
In our case, one of the big benefits of...

In our case, one of the big benefits of homeschooling that we didn't even think about as a huge factor beforehand, was the freedom and flexibility it gives for accessibility between divorced...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-07-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By tankgirl73
My daughter is 5 right now, never did preschool...

My daughter is 5 right now, never did preschool or anything.
 
Her environment was this:  Older brother (almost 14) is homeschooled.  Her cousins (now 7 and 10) that she plays with very frequently...
Forum: Women's Health   04-07-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By tankgirl73
She is getting better!  Daddy stayed with her...

She is getting better!  Daddy stayed with her overnight and he just called me with an update.  Her pulse ox is up to almost normal, heart rate is down, fever is *gone*, nurse says she's doing great....
Forum: Women's Health   04-06-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By tankgirl73
Thanks -- I was curious because the story...

Thanks -- I was curious because the story sounded a lot like what we were going through with my 5yo daughter the past few days.  We ended up taking her in this afternoon and yeah, sure enough it was...
Forum: Women's Health   04-06-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By tankgirl73
Well grandma concurred with the court of public...

Well grandma concurred with the court of public opinion, so it was off to the er we went, the after-hours clinics were all closed.
 
Remarkably, it was completely UN-busy and we got right in!  The...
Forum: Women's Health   04-06-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By tankgirl73
We do have a version of telehealth here, yes.  I...

We do have a version of telehealth here, yes.  I really enjoyed the telehealth service when we were living in Ontario.  However, the one here seems to be much more "if in doubt run to the ER right...
Forum: Women's Health   04-05-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By tankgirl73
Just wondering how everything turned out for you...

Just wondering how everything turned out for you and your LO... did he get better on his own or did you end up going to a dr?
Forum: Women's Health   04-05-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By tankgirl73
I'm loving mine... I've heard *some*...

I'm loving mine... I've heard *some* contradictory stuff, but so far I tend to think "it can't be worse than Teflon."  
 
I've tried stainless steel and iron cookware, and it's great for some...
Forum: Women's Health   04-05-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By tankgirl73
My daughter has been coughing for over a week...

My daughter has been coughing for over a week now (wet and productive, clear mucous) but was otherwise active and energetic so we've just been "meh it'll pass."
 
2 nights ago, after going to bed...
Forum: Fertility   04-03-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By tankgirl73
I first posted about this in the TTC subforum...

I first posted about this in the TTC subforum but I don't think it really fits there so I'm coming out here now.  :)
 
AF is now almost a week late.  I have a short cycle, usually 24-25 days....
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-03-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By tankgirl73
Thanks.  :)  I've never, ever had a skipped...

Thanks.  :)  I've never, ever had a skipped period (other than post-partum of course) or anything 'weird' with my cycles so I'm just up in the air about this.  
 
They've been so consistent since...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-02-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By tankgirl73
I'd say chances are slim, but not non-existent....

I'd say chances are slim, but not non-existent.  Wait patiently until mid-April and see what happens.  
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-02-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By tankgirl73
double post, sorry! 

double post, sorry! 
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