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Forum: Parenting   01-28-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 958
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Quote: Originally Posted by Kuba'sMama...

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Originally Posted by Kuba'sMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14990608)
Ds and I are two peas in a pod; quiet,...
Forum: Site Help   01-15-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By water
yeah, thanks!

yeah, thanks!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-15-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By water
We do maybe 10-15 minutes a week. I think K...

We do maybe 10-15 minutes a week. I think K should be for playing.

What my 5yo does do is a wide variety of activities to see what she likes and get her active: dance, skating, art, music,...
Forum: Parenting   01-12-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,437
Posted By water
I was very tired for years, then I started to...

I was very tired for years, then I started to eat protein and a lot of it!

I also eat no carbs at breakfast , but as big of a meal as I can stomach - 2 eggs and turkey bacon usually.

I was...
Forum: Parenting   01-12-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,514
Posted By water
Quote: Originally Posted by folkgirl...

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Originally Posted by folkgirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14918504)
There really is some decent kids' music out...
Forum: Parenting   01-11-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,514
Posted By water
I just won't listen to crap. So that rules out...

I just won't listen to crap. So that rules out most kids music right there!

I listen to almost all my music with the kids around. The only thing I censor is the hard-core gangster rap and some of...
Forum: Parenting   01-11-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,959
Posted By water
I have a fat mom, who got bigger and smaller...

I have a fat mom, who got bigger and smaller over the years, and I am of average weight and have no body image issues at all. I've been thinking about this issue as my in-laws and dh have huge body...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-08-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,973
Posted By water
Yes, my gifted 5yo as always been very...

Yes, my gifted 5yo as always been very independent. She would nurse to get tired and then squirm away from me in order to sleep in her own space.

I have a video from when she was 2.5 months old,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-08-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By water
Quote: Originally Posted by ChristaN...

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Originally Posted by ChristaN http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14899806)

1) Play-based K and then the gifted...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-07-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By water
Hi all, I've been a homeschooler up to this...

Hi all, I've been a homeschooler up to this point but there is a possibility that I will have to put my kids in school next fall. This will be fine for my older one, he is somewhat advanced but I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-30-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By water
I did a homeschool preschool coop with a group...

I did a homeschool preschool coop with a group of families a few years ago and there were both good and bad parts about it. In retrospect, I would have thought about a few things first:

I would...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-29-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By water
Here are some reasons to homeschool that i have...

Here are some reasons to homeschool that i have articulated over the years. FWIW, my ds was "behind" grade-level work until this year (age 8) and is now mysteriously "above" grade-level. So things...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-28-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By water
The Spiderwick Chronicles The Judy Blume...

The Spiderwick Chronicles
The Judy Blume "Fudge" series
A Series of Unfortunate Events

are three series my son just read recently.

Also the Avi books: Poppy, Poppy and Rye, Ereth's Birthday....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-23-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,367
Posted By water
Is there a preschool that goes through K...

Is there a preschool that goes through K anywhere near you that you could send him for a few hours a week for you both to get a break? I know a bunch of the preschools around here take kids through...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-18-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,100
Posted By water
Quote: Originally Posted by no5no5...

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Originally Posted by no5no5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14816834)
It's not only unfair, it's also not unschooly....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-18-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,100
Posted By water
Quote: Originally Posted by Bird Girl...

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Originally Posted by Bird Girl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14814042)
Also, in my homeschool community, I notice...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By water
One thing we like to give is a present that can...

One thing we like to give is a present that can be open and played with throughout the day on Christmas day. Something like a Lego set or a Playmobil set. Not huge ones or anything, and not...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-15-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,305
Posted By water
Quote: Originally Posted by annettemarie...

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Originally Posted by annettemarie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14804586)
I was extremely underwhelmed. I bought...
Forum: Family Safety   12-15-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,506
Posted By water
Quote: Originally Posted by Heavenly...

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Originally Posted by Heavenly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14792731)
Wow you people have tiny little kids! My...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-02-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By water
I have an 8yo DS, and he plays with: Legos ...

I have an 8yo DS, and he plays with:
Legos
Playmobils (you can just keep getting more, http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif)
hotwheels-type cars and car mat
Kapla blocks...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-01-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By water
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif I like to tell the story of my 3yo easily doing a 60 piece jigsaw, finishing, and then eating one of the pieces. Asynchronous development!...
Forum: Family Safety   11-28-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,284
Posted By water
I just some some on-line sales on Montereys for...

I just some some on-line sales on Montereys for $99, just googling Monterey.
Forum: Family Safety   11-28-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,284
Posted By water
My tall 8yo (53inches, 74 pounds) is in a...

My tall 8yo (53inches, 74 pounds) is in a Sunshine kids Monterey, and it fits him really well. The Monterey has a deeper seat base, so it fits kids with longer legs better, and it has and adjustable...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-26-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By water
Does she not enjoy the whole activity? Or just...

Does she not enjoy the whole activity? Or just says no to everything but then sometimes has fun when she's there?

My son is very negative about everything when it is suggested to him, and he is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-26-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,573
Posted By water
Quote: Originally Posted by NoCalMomOfTwo...

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Originally Posted by NoCalMomOfTwo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14723303)
How many do you think is a good amount...
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