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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-31-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,066
Posted By Luckiestgirl
I'm going to recommend that you check out the...

I'm going to recommend that you check out the excellent A Blog About School: http://www.ablogaboutschool.blogspot.com
 
There you will see that the focus on rules and behavior management has...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-15-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By Luckiestgirl
We've had frustrations with some items being...

We've had frustrations with some items being left on the floor and broken, and we can usually resolve these problems by reconfiguring our storage arrangements.  For example, my youngest would pull a...
Forum: Unschooling   07-15-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Luckiestgirl
Take a deep breath.  You have time--more time...

Take a deep breath.  You have time--more time than you think you have.  So much can change in one year, though it's impossible to know which things will be the ones to change.
 
I would read some,...
Forum: Unschooling   07-14-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Luckiestgirl
Interesting comments about training wheels.  I...

Interesting comments about training wheels.  I completely agree, and if I'd known then what I know now, we would have avoided them entirely.  It's kind of like how dh and I started our parenting...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-10-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,801
Posted By Luckiestgirl
Just wanted to say that in our house, what you...

Just wanted to say that in our house, what you are calling the "no excuse" tasks are somewhat negoitable.  Granted, we are homeschoolers with a more flexible schedule, but I'm wondering how much...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-10-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,119
Posted By Luckiestgirl
Of course people come here to discuss issues. ...

Of course people come here to discuss issues.  There has been much valuable discussion of HSLDA and homeschooling in this thread. 
 
Mothering is a place for support and discussion of topics...
Forum: Activism and News   07-10-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By Luckiestgirl
In the Learning at Home forum, I posted about...

In the Learning at Home forum, I posted about The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)'s efforts to promote spanking as a "parent's rights" issue.
 
My post was a warning to homeschoolers...
Forum: Unschooling   07-10-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Luckiestgirl
Certainly some unschoolers are more hands-off...

Certainly some unschoolers are more hands-off than others.  I'm very involved with my children, constantly gauging their interests, passions, frustrations, etc.  It's a lot of work, and often the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-10-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,119
Posted By Luckiestgirl
teastaigh,   Thank you for your lovely...

teastaigh,
 
Thank you for your lovely post.  I am familiar with Gentle Christian Mothers and realize that there is a very definite anti-spanking segment of Christian homeschoolers.  It is also...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-08-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By Luckiestgirl
She may be a bit too young for this, but maybe...

She may be a bit too young for this, but maybe not . . . what about those pot holder weaving looms?  My daughter could do the weaving at age six, and now at age seven, she can also finish off the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-08-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,560
Posted By Luckiestgirl
I apologize for helping to derail the...

I apologize for helping to derail the conversation.  I'm working on not getting so fired up every time someone mentions the magic age at which parents should worry their kid can't read.  This is not...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-08-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,560
Posted By Luckiestgirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by PGTlatte http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1357292/teaching-themselves-to-read-how/20#post_17038284)
 Do not...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-08-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,560
Posted By Luckiestgirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kathleen_mary http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1357292/teaching-themselves-to-read-how/20#post_17038336)
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-08-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,868
Posted By Luckiestgirl
Just wanted to say that comments directing the...

Just wanted to say that comments directing the OP to put her children in school are really out of line, and reflect a real bias against homeschooling.  Even in cases where a parent is depressed,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-08-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By Luckiestgirl
Wow, what a tough situation.  It sounds as if...

Wow, what a tough situation.  It sounds as if she has a high need for autonomy right now, especially with all the changes going on.  At the same time, I understand that you need her buckled in.
 ...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-07-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By Luckiestgirl
How old is your daughter?  And what is she...

How old is your daughter?  And what is she typically getting angry about?  I have some thoughts, but it's hard to respond without knowing a bit more.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-07-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,119
Posted By Luckiestgirl
Cynthia is an administrator.  The MDC web...

Cynthia is an administrator.  The MDC web director, in fact.   I think she was drawing a line, and that she was very nice about it.  Historically, MDC has refused to provide a platform for arguments...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-06-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,119
Posted By Luckiestgirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SweetSilver http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Religious Studies   07-06-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 993
Posted By Luckiestgirl
I'm an atheist (was raised Catholic).  I want...

I'm an atheist (was raised Catholic).  I want our children to be exposed to world religions for many reasons.  Exposure is, IMHO, very different from indoctrination.  Our children received no...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-06-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,868
Posted By Luckiestgirl
If your gut feeling is that he's not in danger...

If your gut feeling is that he's not in danger of hurting anyone, I would suggest you try to involve your son in martial arts, woodworking, scouting, a fishing club, archery, a traditional sleepover...
Forum: Unschooling   07-06-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 774
Posted By Luckiestgirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SweetSilver http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-06-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,560
Posted By Luckiestgirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kathleen_mary http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1357292/teaching-themselves-to-read-how#post_17036107)
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-05-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,560
Posted By Luckiestgirl
I don't think anyone can really say that "most"...

I don't think anyone can really say that "most" kids need to be taught to read, or that "most" who learn on their own will need to be taught phonics later on.  The fact is that "most" kids go to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-04-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,119
Posted By Luckiestgirl
Just wanted to say thanks to SweetSilver for all...

Just wanted to say thanks to SweetSilver for all the links.  I was posting at the same time and had to get off the computer right after I posted. 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-04-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,119
Posted By Luckiestgirl
Quote:Originally Posted by Vicki in...

Quote:Originally Posted by Vicki in VA http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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