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Forum: Unschooling   01-09-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By alima
Quote: Originally Posted by larksongs...

Quote:
Originally Posted by larksongs http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12949552)
I took my son to his lecture and book...
Forum: Unschooling   01-08-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By alima
Thought some of you with astronomy-minded kids...

Thought some of you with astronomy-minded kids (or parents http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif) might enjoy this...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-26-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By alima
We have a Wii, and ds is getting a 360 for Xmas....

We have a Wii, and ds is getting a 360 for Xmas. I like a few of the Wii games (I'm dying to get a Wii fit), but the system is designed more for younger kids, adults who aren't seriously into gaming...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-25-2008, 02:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By alima
Not a whole lot of advice here, other than some...

Not a whole lot of advice here, other than some commiseration. My ds is 15 and still hates socks, shoes, jackets, etc. After a certain point, I just started to let go a bit and let him go without,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-14-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,316
Posted By alima
What she thought about your behavior doesn't...

What she thought about your behavior doesn't really matter, she's an adult and is responsible for her own reactions. She way over-reacted. Definitely call the police next time anything happens,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-12-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By alima
Ds (and I) loved this book when he was younger: ...

Ds (and I) loved this book when he was younger:

Discovery of Dragons...
Forum: Unschooling   10-08-2008, 04:53 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,931
Posted By alima
Quote: Originally Posted by BedHead...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BedHead http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12336615)
All my kids do the same thing! Dd just wears...
Forum: Unschooling   10-07-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,931
Posted By alima
Quote: Originally Posted by AllisonK...

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Originally Posted by AllisonK http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12335161)
When did your kids learn to tie their shoes?...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-26-2008, 01:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 999
Posted By alima
I don't...

I don't http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif I just try to stay afloat http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif

I think part of dealing with being...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-26-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By alima
Congrats!!...

Congrats!! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:

Running a marathon is still on my life list. Thanks for posting some motivation.
Forum: Unschooling   09-26-2008, 12:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By alima
My ds is, and pretty well has always been,...

My ds is, and pretty well has always been, hugely into gaming. He spent much of the last few years on the computer, to the point that I thought he'd never go outside again...
Forum: Unschooling   09-26-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By alima
Quote: Originally Posted by orangefoot...

Quote:
Originally Posted by orangefoot http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12249367)
Thanks for the links Alima! The comments...
Forum: Unschooling   09-24-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By alima
Doesn't look like anyone's looked at this...

Doesn't look like anyone's looked at this thread, but I'll post this 2nd blog entry anyway: Cory Doctorow went on to read How Children Fail...
Forum: Unschooling   09-23-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By alima
BoingBoing.net is my favorite daily read online,...

BoingBoing.net is my favorite daily read online, a running blog of all that is new, interesting, weird or infuriating in the world of the web. It's very interested in personal freedoms, and the open...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-04-2008, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By alima
As far as I know (which isn't very far,...

As far as I know (which isn't very far, considering I'm in Canada and have never been to Turkeyhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif), the US (and Canada) in general are the...
Forum: Unschooling   09-04-2008, 01:21 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,741
Posted By alima
Haven't read through the thread yet, will go...

Haven't read through the thread yet, will go back to read after posting.

Yeah, I've met several families I would consider to be "unparenting". Two of the families sent their kids back to school...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-02-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By alima
Ds is starting high school next monday (new...

Ds is starting high school next monday (new program, the teacher just moved to the city and they don't even have a classroom yet http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif)

I've...
Forum: Unschooling   09-02-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 998
Posted By alima
Quote: Originally Posted by Ms Apricot...

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Originally Posted by Ms Apricot http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12083451)
I'm waiting for the companion piece - the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-30-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By alima
Hi Janice, welcome aboard! I'm in Canada too (in...

Hi Janice, welcome aboard! I'm in Canada too (in Manitoba.) I'm a single mom, have worked part time and depended on social assistance and child tax, living on less than half the poverty level income...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-30-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,954
Posted By alima
Even if I were American, I wouldn't vote for...

Even if I were American, I wouldn't vote for her. But I can't believe, in this day and age, we're really having a debate on whether or not a woman with a sn baby should run for major public office....
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-30-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,907
Posted By alima
I second the pp to document, document, document....

I second the pp to document, document, document. Keep a log book of incidents. Inform the school of what's going on. If the police get called again, show them your documentation and ask for a police...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-30-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By alima
Another vote for Math-U-See, as the name...

Another vote for Math-U-See, as the name implies, it's designed to be largely visual and was a big help for my ds when we used it.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-30-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 801
Posted By alima
There are so many really interesting and cool...

There are so many really interesting and cool things to do when your hsing, it's very, very tempting when you first start to sign up for everything, thinking your kids will be missing out on...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-30-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By alima
Quote: Originally Posted by 4evermom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4evermom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12068870)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-30-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By alima
I learned stuff from tv, so has my ds. We've...

I learned stuff from tv, so has my ds. We've also learned stuff from books, the internet, schools, private teachers, and interacting with friends and neighbors. Just like most other people I know....
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