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Forum: Unschooling   09-15-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By annakiss
What do kids really need?

It's been awhile since I've been on MDC. I have two sons, aged 12 & 9. Both can read & write. I've been an unschooler since I dropped out of high school at 16 to unschool. Here are my worries... ...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   02-13-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,613
Posted By annakiss
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Quote:Originally Posted by mom2anangel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1292959/how-to-clean-dishcloths#post_16870003)



I...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   02-06-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,613
Posted By annakiss
To those using bleach - you do live in America,...

To those using bleach - you do live in America, right? Soap and water and vinegar &/or hydrogen peroxide in extreme cases (like raw meat) are all that's really necessary for keeping a germaphobe...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   01-31-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By annakiss
We've been using family cloth for about 6 years,...

We've been using family cloth for about 6 years, but are no longer diapering. I've been repurposing worn-out towels along with recycled bits of flannel to create new cloths, but they seem to be...
Forum: Parenting   09-02-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,285
Posted By annakiss
Are there any atheists here? Did everyone leave...

Are there any atheists here? Did everyone leave MDC?
Forum: Unschooling   08-31-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By annakiss
My 9 year old is gifted then. I mean, I figured,...

My 9 year old is gifted then. I mean, I figured, but still. He's never taken tests and I don't know how he'd do on them, but the rest applies. No clue about my 6 year old. I was gifted. My husband...
Forum: Parenting   08-31-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,285
Posted By annakiss
Oh man, all of you are far too spiritual for me....

Oh man, all of you are far too spiritual for me. LOL
 
I just know what my son was feeling - his fear, his concerns, his questions and I have to find ways to be careful around those while still...
Forum: Unschooling   08-30-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By annakiss
I was labeled gifted as a child. I don't really...

I was labeled gifted as a child. I don't really care if my children are or not or if anyone else's child is or not. Unschooling really negates the need for that label in most circumstances and in...
Forum: Unschooling   08-29-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By annakiss
I keep it pretty simple with things like "we're...

I keep it pretty simple with things like "we're always learning. We can't help it." Or maybe that the children learn like adults do - by reading and talking to people and watching things and going...
Forum: Unschooling   08-29-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By annakiss
It's not very active here, so when I do post,...

It's not very active here, so when I do post, it's because I've remembered this is here and read the recent stuff.
Forum: Unschooling   08-29-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,189
Posted By annakiss
I've only seen Radical unschooling forums that...

I've only seen Radical unschooling forums that were more active. This board is more my style.
 
Additionally, I think that unschoolers tend to be busy living their own lives since that's what they...
Forum: Parenting   08-28-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,285
Posted By annakiss
Right. That's what I planned to do too. Now I'm...

Right. That's what I planned to do too. Now I'm in the throws of it and am trying to make sure I'm not totally screwing it up.
Forum: Unschooling   08-28-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By annakiss
My son and I discussed it in May. He's 9 now,...

My son and I discussed it in May. He's 9 now, was 8 then. He had seen Osama bin Laden's face all over and wanted to know who he was and why everyone was talking about him. I told him the facts of it...
Forum: Parenting   08-28-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,285
Posted By annakiss
My 6 year old asked me today if we go to "the...

My 6 year old asked me today if we go to "the Heavens" when we die. I told him that I don't believe in Heaven. He wanted to know if we would be together after we died. I assured him that death is a...
Forum: Unschooling   06-10-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By annakiss
Exactly, Sweet Silver. I have a good deal of...

Exactly, Sweet Silver. I have a good deal of support from friends, community, and family. I still feel a little out of the loop though because I think that I end up discussing real issues about my...
Forum: Unschooling   06-09-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By annakiss
Whenever the schools let in or out (as is...

Whenever the schools let in or out (as is happening right now for summer vacation), everyone starts to fill up Facebook and message boards and real life conversation with talk of the kids and the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-12-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,166
Posted By annakiss
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Quote:Originally Posted by mamakay http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1312629/does-gd-breed-wild-children#post_16441836)
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-12-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,166
Posted By annakiss
Wait, it the argument here that being kind and...

Wait, it the argument here that being kind and respectful to people while trying to understand their point of view and stating your own boundaries usually results in disrespectful behavior? When I'm...
Forum: Unschooling   05-08-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,554
Posted By annakiss
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Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unschooling   05-08-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,554
Posted By annakiss
It finally worked. DS has recently taken his...

It finally worked. DS has recently taken his Minecraft obsession global. He learned to sew, started studying javascript, and was doing papercrafts today, all because of his love of video games. I'm...
Forum: Unschooling   04-15-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By annakiss
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry-LwxR746s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry-LwxR746s
Forum: Unschooling   03-30-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,554
Posted By annakiss
I originally encouraged the Unschooling forum...

I originally encouraged the Unschooling forum when I was a moderator. Right when you first started, I think, Dar. This is the only place on the internet where I feel safe posting about unschooling...
Forum: Unschooling   03-29-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By annakiss
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by philomom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1303566/7-year-old-wants-the-details#post_16342338)...
Forum: Unschooling   03-29-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,554
Posted By annakiss
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Dar http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unschooling   03-29-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,554
Posted By annakiss
 First of all, I had no idea the thread was...


First of all, I had no idea the thread was still being added to.
 
Second, Lisa, I fully disagree.
 
Quote:Originally Posted by...
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