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Forum: Unschooling   04-13-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By rocky
Thank you Miranda. That made me feel better! ...

Thank you Miranda. That made me feel better!
It's true, we do enjoy activities and experiences that are challenging. And she won't be judged or compared here at home. Going to have to look at it...
Forum: Unschooling   04-13-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 678
Posted By rocky
Then again this is what I have in my head and I...

Then again this is what I have in my head and I just don't know if having her do a program like mind play is the right thing. I feel so lost.
Forum: Unschooling   04-13-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 678
Posted By rocky
Anna I'm wondering how things are going for you...

Anna I'm wondering how things are going for you and what resources you are currently using.

I live on this little island in the middle of no where - So the other day I was at the pool in the...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-04-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,618
Posted By rocky
I have this issue but in our divorce agreement it...

I have this issue but in our divorce agreement it states that the children 'may' visit their father in Italy and that if they do that the 'woman' (me) will travel with them in lodging paid for by the...
Forum: Unschooling   01-31-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 678
Posted By rocky
I had read about this a while back before having...

I had read about this a while back before having any idea that I had a child with dyslexia. good info thank you.
Forum: Unschooling   01-31-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 678
Posted By rocky
good info thank you Anna. I will look into all...

good info thank you Anna. I will look into all of those books/resources.
Forum: Unschooling   01-30-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 678
Posted By rocky
Yes I've been going with this all along - late...

Yes I've been going with this all along - late bloomer. And I hope that is the case. But she displays a lot of the characteristics (mostly related to short term memory) associated with dyslexia. ...
Forum: Unschooling   01-29-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 678
Posted By rocky
aargh...sorry your post got deleted. If you ever...

aargh...sorry your post got deleted. If you ever care to elaborate and start over please do. (-;
Forum: Unschooling   01-29-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 678
Posted By rocky
That is what I was wondering too. And that is...

That is what I was wondering too. And that is why I'm so glad you're sharing this. If dd isn't going to learn that 'n' plus 'ot" is 'not' no matter how many times I tell her or make her do drills -...
Forum: Unschooling   01-28-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 678
Posted By rocky
Deborah, thank you for this. It is SO...

Deborah, thank you for this. It is SO interesting and SO helpful to know this - and just SO relevant. This is really hard to swallow but it is good for me to have an understanding, idea of what is...
Forum: Unschooling   01-26-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 678
Posted By rocky
Thank you. I like your way of dealing with...

Thank you. I like your way of dealing with things. Your son's sense of humour seems like my oldest ds. We handle things with brutal honesty mixed with humour - and it works for us.

My dd's...
Forum: Unschooling   01-25-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 678
Posted By rocky
Deborah, in your first post you said your...

Deborah, in your first post you said your daughter has a 'reader'
Can you tell me what that means exactly? When did she start with that? I am really new at this lol.
Forum: Unschooling   01-24-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 678
Posted By rocky
I will make sure that the testing doesn't affect...

I will make sure that the testing doesn't affect my ability to homeschool the kids. And I know you weren't suggesting that Deborah. All of your thoughts on the issue are very helpful and valuable...
Forum: Unschooling   01-24-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 678
Posted By rocky
Thank you. I know it's a benefit but it is...

Thank you. I know it's a benefit but it is really hard for me to cope with this for some reason.

I called someone to do a test but I'm not sure I want to have it done. I'd rather just start...
Forum: Unschooling   01-22-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 678
Posted By rocky
Thank you both SO much for your responses. I am...

Thank you both SO much for your responses. I am completely overwhelmed. Honestly I've only let myself jump to this conclusion in the last two days and am not at all at peace with it but I...
Forum: Unschooling   01-22-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 678
Posted By rocky
unschooling a dyslexic child

My dd is 8 and I've just come to the realisation that she is very likely dyslexic.

I am single and have 3 kids. I live on a Caribbean island where the mother tongue is Dutch - so the local...
Forum: Unschooling   01-18-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 340
Posted By rocky
I have the exact same issue with my (just turned)...

I have the exact same issue with my (just turned) 13y/o son. i can relate to everything you wrote. - he sees his strengths as frivolous and weaknesses as serious and fears he won't catch up -...
Forum: Unschooling   12-13-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By rocky
Is it possible for someone from out of state to...

Is it possible for someone from out of state to use that same test? I don't know what states offer that or what state you are in. I need it for the purposes of home schooling (unschooling) my kids...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-11-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By rocky
I have a (very mainstream) friend who...

I have a (very mainstream) friend who matter-of-factly told me that her mother in law died (at 90) of the flu shot about 3 years ago. My friend was not upset about this and did not become anti vax...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-04-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By rocky
book recommendations for blended families?

Hi Everyone,
My bf and I are thinking of getting married. Combined we'll have 5 kids, some full time and some 50/50. I want to do this right and have been looking for online resources and also...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-23-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 88,181
Posted By rocky
trying to unsubscribe from this thread but need...

trying to unsubscribe from this thread but need to write something I guess.  Divorce has been final for a few years now and don't want reminders in my inbox about divorce, ex husbands and...
Forum: Unschooling   12-07-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By rocky
Thank you both! I looked up singapore and...

Thank you both!
I looked up singapore and didn't get the levels so the online placement tests was important to know about. 
I am tempted by life of fred b/c maybe it would work for my younger ones...
Forum: Unschooling   12-06-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By rocky
I unschool my 7, 10 and 12 y/o and we recently...

I unschool my 7, 10 and 12 y/o and we recently had to do some testing to prove to the gov't here that that the kids are doing OK.  It turns out that they are ok but 'behind' in math.  (this is not...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-03-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By rocky
Try survivinginfidelity.com  It sounds like an...

Try survivinginfidelity.com 
It sounds like an emotional affair - maybe he's done more.  The one missing thing I guess is her?  it doesn't mention a happy love life.  
I guess that is what it...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-13-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,076
Posted By rocky
Quote:Originally Posted by...

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