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Forum: Unschooling   04-03-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,163
Posted By ambersrose
Lately we have been caring for 8 new chicks,...

Lately we have been caring for 8 new chicks, reorganizing the backyard, starting seeds for the garden, playing with friends outside in the warmer weather, learning what ever we can about Japan and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-29-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By ambersrose
This trait is actually found in 15-20% of the...

This trait is actually found in 15-20% of the population.  Things that help my family deal with the excess stimulation of home education and just having three kids in my home all day are, a loose...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-29-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By ambersrose
Was your son invited over any other time to help...

Was your son invited over any other time to help celebrate the child's birthday?  If not then I agree that the mother is telling you through her actions that she does not value the friendship her...
Forum: Unschooling   03-01-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By ambersrose
I dont think she is saying that newcomers should...

I dont think she is saying that newcomers should dictate the movement at all.  Nor do I see anywhere that she accuses radical unschoolers of unparenting.  What I took from the article is that...
Forum: Unschooling   03-01-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By ambersrose
This article really spoke to me and I thought a...

This article really spoke to me and I thought a few of you might appreciate it too.
 
http://www.lifelearningmagazine.com/1304/liberate_your_education_unschooling_is_not_one-size-fits-all.htm
Forum: Unschooling   02-13-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By ambersrose
To be completely honest, I would probably be...

To be completely honest, I would probably be concerned at first but then my husband would remind me that children learn at different speeds and that what "they" say a child should know by a certain...
Forum: Unschooling   02-12-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,471
Posted By ambersrose
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374049/why-dont-you-make-me-do/20#post_17263226)


I'm not saying...
Forum: Unschooling   02-12-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,471
Posted By ambersrose
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374049/why-dont-you-make-me-do/20#post_17263402)

 
Yes, I...
Forum: Unschooling   02-12-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,471
Posted By ambersrose
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374049/why-dont-you-make-me-do/20#post_17263167)

 
 
I...
Forum: Unschooling   02-10-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By ambersrose
Fun thread!  I have been furthering my Spanish...

Fun thread!  I have been furthering my Spanish language skills, exploring more complex crocheting patterns and creating different homemade fermented/cultured foods.
Forum: Unschooling   02-10-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,471
Posted By ambersrose
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374049/why-dont-you-make-me-do#post_17257806)

 
Where do...
Forum: Unschooling   02-06-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,270
Posted By ambersrose
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by onatightrope http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1373785/radical-unschooler#post_17257757)

FWIW, most of the...
Forum: Unschooling   02-04-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,270
Posted By ambersrose
And yes Un-parenting Radical Unschooling parents...

And yes Un-parenting Radical Unschooling parents do exist.  I have met a few and a few have been asked to leave my local group because of their out of control children who harm others and their...
Forum: Unschooling   02-04-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,270
Posted By ambersrose
My local unschooling group has about 40 families...

My local unschooling group has about 40 families with kids aged 1 - 24 years.  Most are RU.  I have seen some children who have a hard time thinking of other peoples feelings.  I had a 16 year old...
Forum: Parenting   02-03-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By ambersrose
My 9 year old loves the American Girl book too!...

My 9 year old loves the American Girl book too!  We are just discussing body changes for now.  My church offers a coming of age course for that she will take soon too.  
Forum: Parenting   02-03-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,142
Posted By ambersrose
My girls had their hair dyed (pink and blue) for...

My girls had their hair dyed (pink and blue) for the first time at age 8 and 4.  I was surprised they got so many comments.  Colored hair is really pretty common these days but I guess not on young...
Forum: Unschooling   02-03-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By ambersrose
The book The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine...

The book The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine Aron really helped me understand ODD (and myself) better.  The author has a website with some information, http://www.hsperson.com/pages/child.htm .  I...
Forum: Unschooling   02-03-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,270
Posted By ambersrose
incorrigible it sounds like you and your husband...

incorrigible it sounds like you and your husband are a very thoughtful, respectful parents.  I value and appreciate your long posts and everyone else who takes the time to respond!
Forum: Unschooling   02-03-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,270
Posted By ambersrose
Thank you all for your perspectives.  I also...

Thank you all for your perspectives.  I also believe that unschooling is not unparenting however I think that from an early age children know basic wrong from right and can sit down with parents to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,503
Posted By ambersrose
I really like the make ahead breakfast...

I really like the make ahead breakfast sandwiches on english muffins!  My husband would LOVE those for breakfast a work!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,058
Posted By ambersrose
My family of six (three adults and three kids)...

My family of six (three adults and three kids) spends about $600 a month on groceries.  We honestly only eat about 75-80% organic.  Produce, raw milk and meat are almost always organic but sometimes...
Forum: Unschooling   02-03-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By ambersrose
9 years old, how old is your ODD Sweet Silver? ...

9 years old, how old is your ODD Sweet Silver?
edited to add:  She is not left home alone, my mother in law moved in with us about nine months ago and is often home to stay with her.  
Forum: Unschooling   02-03-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,270
Posted By ambersrose
Mittsy, who determines the family's values?  

Mittsy, who determines the family's values?  
Forum: Unschooling   02-03-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By ambersrose
My ODD is highly sensitive and can often be the...

My ODD is highly sensitive and can often be the dominate child in our home.  She has always had trouble with empathy towards others and still sometimes will throw a fit if she does not get her way....
Forum: Unschooling   02-03-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,270
Posted By ambersrose
That sounds very similar to us moomminmama.  I...

That sounds very similar to us moomminmama.  I do not force them to help but I do explain that on a semi-regular basis we do need to clean for health and safety reasons.  They know I expect everyone...
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