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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-30-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By AAK
Do you censor their library selections at all? ...

Do you censor their library selections at all?
No. I don't really believe in censoring what they check out. That doesn't mean I would be ok with everything. . . I am sure there is something that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-29-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By AAK
It truly depends on the kid, the neighborhood,...

It truly depends on the kid, the neighborhood, length of time, and other factors too. I started letting my oldest stay at home while I picked up my second from school when she was 9. (I just pulled...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-28-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By AAK
I don't think you are paranoid! I only got a fb...

I don't think you are paranoid! I only got a fb account so I could learn it well enough to keep my teen safe online. However, it has been great for connecting. I rarely post pictures. I know a...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-27-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By AAK
Swiss Family Robinson (the old version--1960) was...

Swiss Family Robinson (the old version--1960) was a favorite of mine growing up. I dreamed of having an adventure (and tree house) like that.
I second the Love bug and all the Herbie movies. ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-27-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By AAK
First, my dd loved Junie B at four as well as the...

First, my dd loved Junie B at four as well as the earlier Ramona books. (Ramona starts out as a four year old.)

However, my favorite early chapter books are told from the point of view of the...
Forum: Games   07-27-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 17,440
Posted By AAK
Never tried it Iced Tea

Never tried it

Iced Tea
Forum: Games   07-27-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7,470
Views: 36,643
Posted By AAK
False Tpbm is an only child.

False

Tpbm is an only child.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-27-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By AAK
Well, I didn't completely make it through...

Well, I didn't completely make it through yesterday. I am trying again today. I need to plan out some snacks so I don't just "grab" the first thing I see. However, I did do quite well. I just...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-26-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By AAK
That sounds like a good start. I love library...

That sounds like a good start. I love library activities. Have you found any other homeschooling families near you yet? We have regular park days with some. Sometimes, it is nice to know that a...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-26-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By AAK
I have larger breasts, so it clearly wouldn't be...

I have larger breasts, so it clearly wouldn't be for me. However, I think that if a woman is doing it for herself (rather than to please someone else) then she should go for it. Take the time to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-26-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By AAK
You inspired me. I am doing this today --...

You inspired me. I am doing this today -- actually, I am hoping to last through the weekend. We just finished a month of events that were full of sugar and I over-indulged. This will be a good...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-26-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By AAK
I am turning 40 in about 4 weeks. I realize it...

I am turning 40 in about 4 weeks. I realize it isn't that old. However, I have been having menstrual changes as well, which has made me wonder about menopause. I can't ask my mom or grandma--they...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-26-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By AAK
I think it is more likely that you have a lot on...

I think it is more likely that you have a lot on your mind and just can't sleep. Good luck with the job search.

Amy
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-25-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By AAK
Our local area has a facebook page. Last year I...

Our local area has a facebook page. Last year I initiated a park day for people in my immediate area. It was intended to be a one time thing because I was tired of only meeting people who live a...
Forum: Unschooling   07-19-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By AAK
I am rarely on this board since I identify as an...

I am rarely on this board since I identify as an eclectic homeschooler vs unschooler. I love the concept though. After reading your post, it seems to me that this is less about unschooling and more...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-17-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,066
Posted By AAK
Yes! They are VERY similar in terms of...

Yes! They are VERY similar in terms of temperment, etc. but complete different in lifestyle. My sister is married to a wonderful woman, and is very natural/crunchy. My mom is married to my dad (I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-17-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By AAK
Another negative review for Muzzy. That was...

Another negative review for Muzzy. That was terrible.

My dd tried Rosetta Stone and didn't care for it. At that point we were part of a parent partnership program and using the online log in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-17-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By AAK
At four, it is tough. I know you are...

At four, it is tough. I know you are introverted, I am more of an introvert too, but if I were you, I think I would walk next door with my child and ask to visit for a bit while the kids play. You...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-17-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,066
Posted By AAK
Wow, that is a lot to handle. I am sorry that I...

Wow, that is a lot to handle. I am sorry that I have nothing to offer. I agree that it can be beneficial to get toxic people removed from your life. Toxic doesn't even have to mean 'bad'. My...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-16-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By AAK
Be gentle and consistent, but also be direct. ...

Be gentle and consistent, but also be direct. Don't expect her to understand if you talk around the subject. Give her guidelines such as: please ask someone if you can hug them goodbye/hello/etc...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-16-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By AAK
That is so horrifying. I don't know how to help...

That is so horrifying. I don't know how to help your children deal with it. It sounds like you are doing the best you can. Above all, show them your love (which you do). I think that young kids...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-15-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By AAK
I found some at http://homeschoolclassifieds.com/...

I found some at http://homeschoolclassifieds.com/

Amy
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-14-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By AAK
Yep, a lot can change. Even if it does, you may...

Yep, a lot can change. Even if it does, you may still decide that homeschooling is right for you. After all, a child may learn to sit/behave in a classroom, but they may still thrive in a home...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-13-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By AAK
We didn't care for Montessori. However, we loved...

We didn't care for Montessori. However, we loved our play-based preschool that the girls went to. You might find some around town. They are generally only 2 or 3 half-days per week. When my kids...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-10-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,370
Posted By AAK
Maya Angelou's death reminded me that I had never...

Maya Angelou's death reminded me that I had never read "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Well, I finally did and really enjoyed it! I am also finally reading "One Summer: America 1927" (I...
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