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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-02-2014, 08:19 PM
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Posted By Tjej
We have had a "no screens before lunch" policy in...

We have had a "no screens before lunch" policy in the past. It works quite well for us, and generally the kids didn't even ask to watch anything in the afternoon either (but if they did, they'd pick...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-31-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Tjej
Homeschooling is perfect for wiggly kids.   ...

Homeschooling is perfect for wiggly kids.
 
I've done K/1 a couple times now, and it is fun and easy enough.  Find good books, read them together.  Play a lot with numbers.  Discover the world,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-18-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Tjej
If it would ease your mind, make a list of the...

If it would ease your mind, make a list of the things you think should be covered this year for your child to be on par with kids in school.  Then you can hit those things and not worry about it...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-13-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By Tjej
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-01-2013, 11:25 PM
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Views: 175
Posted By Tjej
It's actually not too crazy until the baby...

It's actually not too crazy until the baby starts moving.  Then - use naptime well. :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-29-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,233
Posted By Tjej
Kids naturally love to learn.  If you can get...

Kids naturally love to learn.  If you can get out of the way and let them do some of their own thinking and exploring, supporting them, they learn all sorts of things.
 
We are not an...
Forum: Parenting   10-26-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,608
Posted By Tjej
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mammal_mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   10-25-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,608
Posted By Tjej
FWIW, our local parks/recreation people were...

FWIW, our local parks/recreation people were discussing slides once and they made a point of how good it is for kids to work out negotiating slides with one another (up/ down/ taking turns).  The...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-14-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By Tjej
How far are you in the LOF elementary series?...

How far are you in the LOF elementary series?  We're in E now, and I find it to cover lots and be well-designed.  It SEEMS random, but when you keep plugging away, you see the repetition and the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-06-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,399
Posted By Tjej
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tittipeitto http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375929/7-year-old-son-and-reading-help/0_100#post_17479031)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-19-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By Tjej
I hear you that things change as they get older,...

I hear you that things change as they get older, but I also stand by it being unacceptable to talk ABOUT someone that way behind their back, even if it is never happening in front of them.  I'd...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-18-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By Tjej
FWIW, one thing you mentioned stuck out to me as...

FWIW, one thing you mentioned stuck out to me as something to work on.  Your DD is vocal that your DS is a pain.  That is an unacceptable way to talk about someone.  Anyone, really, and even more so...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-20-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By Tjej
Accidentally double posted, but I'll use this...

Accidentally double posted, but I'll use this post anyways - for dabbling, the library is really good.  Also, we've enjoyed a phrase book (my son's first sentence of choice was "My foot is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-20-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By Tjej
In about 6 months I'll be able to tell you if...

In about 6 months I'll be able to tell you if this set is any good:
 ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-20-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By Tjej
I don't know how much you've researched about...

I don't know how much you've researched about homeschooling, but it sounds to me like both you and your DD need some time to "de-school".  Homeschooling (usually) doesn't look like classroom school....
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-01-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Tjej
Things aren't as intense around here, but I do...

Things aren't as intense around here, but I do have one child who needs me to catch them BEFORE they escalate, otherwise it is not pretty.  I tend to pull out a book and have us read together, or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-10-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By Tjej
If your child is 3yo, and you decide to...

If your child is 3yo, and you decide to homeschool, you have 2 years to promote the idea positively (and to block out the "kindergarten and school are totally awesome" propaganda).  
 
I worked to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-24-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Tjej
double post

double post
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-24-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Tjej
That is really interesting.  I can see how it...

That is really interesting.  I can see how it could be really great for kids who are interested in what they are offering for electives.  
 
I've been reading a tiny bit about how high school...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-20-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Tjej
FWIW, this is intriguing to me too.  This looks...

FWIW, this is intriguing to me too.  This looks a bit like the summer school programs in other parts of the Lower Mainland (although where I am there doesn't seem to be a gifted program).  
 ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-10-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Tjej
FWIW, the reason I suggested the books was so...

FWIW, the reason I suggested the books was so you could buy one and have the teacher give that as homework instead of whatever she is doing.
 
I think Geofizz has a point about the teacher having...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-09-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Tjej
Prufrock Press happens to be having an amazing...

Prufrock Press happens to be having an amazing clearance sale this month, which might come in handy for you in finding supplemental materials for your DS.  I sound like I own stock or something - I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-22-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Tjej
Check it out from the library - I think you will...

Check it out from the library - I think you will be pleasantly surprised. :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-21-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Tjej
Have you read The Well Trained Mind?  Classical...

Have you read The Well Trained Mind?  Classical Education is very rigorous, and can be done in a secular manner.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-21-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By Tjej
If she hates peeing in her diaper, she is plenty...

If she hates peeing in her diaper, she is plenty old enough to use the toilet or potty.
 
It sounds like you got a very intense kid for #2.  My #3 is intense and is extremely sensitive and moody...
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