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Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By homeschoolingmama
It is hard to say because I don't know your...

It is hard to say because I don't know your relationship with your daughter. With my daughter I would gently and honestly tell her what I think and ask her opinion on it. I would mention for her to...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-08-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,483
Posted By homeschoolingmama
So we are officially approved now to adopt. We...

So we are officially approved now to adopt. We are waiting for our meeting with our adoption worker. We would like to adopt 2 siblings under the age of 5. There is a lot of waiting in this...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-10-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,483
Posted By homeschoolingmama
The waiting is killing me!!!!! Every step we...

The waiting is killing me!!!!! Every step we have to wait. We are hoping for answers this wk or next and then we move on to matching with children.
Forum: Unschooling   09-01-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,334
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I have different feelings on this. I started by...

I have different feelings on this. I started by wanting to make sure I don't hurt their self esteem and all that jazz that goes with it. I have read countless books. I was on board. Then I...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-27-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,483
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I am feeling pretty upset! :( We were very close...

I am feeling pretty upset! :( We were very close to being approved. Our homestudy was done and everything was good to go. We got a call today from our worker saying that her supervisor has some...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-24-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By homeschoolingmama
In these situations I have learned to notice my...

In these situations I have learned to notice my children and how they feel instead of what other people think. After all, they are who matters most. :)
I have 6 children 11 and under. They are all...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-18-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By homeschoolingmama
We are about to be approved to adopt :) and the...

We are about to be approved to adopt :) and the one thing we won't do is adopt a child older than our 5yo son. You know your children and how they would handle things. We would like to adopt 2 boys...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-14-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 992
Posted By homeschoolingmama
If she was MY child I wouldn't worry too much...

If she was MY child I wouldn't worry too much about it but I would slip in how big the spider actually was. Perceptions do change as you get older and I don't think it is ruining their imagination. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-25-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,939
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I don't agree that he should move out. While...

I don't agree that he should move out. While what he did was wrong, I don't think it would be beneficial for their parents to be separated. If he was like this often my opinion would change. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-22-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I wouldn't make her go. Whenever my children...

I wouldn't make her go. Whenever my children don't want to be dropped off somewhere, I don't. I don't want them to think that I don't respect what they want. They still join a lot of different...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-18-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,448
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Oh I didn't think you were being judgmental! ...

Oh I didn't think you were being judgmental! Would I do that? Not a chance. I have noticed that through my years of parenting, I have seen myself look at others and think To each their own. As...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-18-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,448
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I wouldn't and haven't done that but I most...

I wouldn't and haven't done that but I most likely wouldn't do anything about it either. If the kids seem fine with it then they are most likely safe. Maybe let them know that you are available if...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-17-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By homeschoolingmama
My 5yo at the time stole a bracelet from a store....

My 5yo at the time stole a bracelet from a store. She knew it was wrong and she hid it. One of my other children pointed it out when we got to the car. I didn't want to punish her (I don't think...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-09-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By homeschoolingmama
We just went on a ferry and I felt sick as well...

We just went on a ferry and I felt sick as well as my daughter. Now I know we do. This month we are going on a ferry to Vancouver Island so I am going to grab those Hyland sickness tablets! ...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-09-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,483
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Congratulations!!!! That must be so exciting!!!!...

Congratulations!!!! That must be so exciting!!!!

We were told in our last interview that her goal is to approve us by September. We have a big family vacation the end of July to the first wk in...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-09-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-09-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,763
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I guess I am the odd one out. I would let her go...

I guess I am the odd one out. I would let her go home. She seems either too polite or too shy to speak up with you. I guess I know how it feels to want to go home. And a few weeks, to me, seems...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-02-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Ideas for birth mom letter

We are adopting through CAS. We are told to make a book for him/them to look through to learn about us. I was also told that the birth mom may look at the book as well. Our worker said a nice...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-27-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,398
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I think it is a respect issue. I would never...

I think it is a respect issue. I would never make my husband eat something that he just doesn't like. My daughter really disliked mushrooms growing up. I didn't make her eat them. She now likes...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-24-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,483
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Things are going well for us. We are done our...

Things are going well for us. We are done our classes. We are finished our individual interviews and we go in the beginning of July for our couple one. Then she gets to know us as a family at...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-18-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,444
Posted By homeschoolingmama
It is a beautiful name. You can find things...

It is a beautiful name. You can find things about any name if you try! I wouldn't go changing it because her sis is making up nicknames. It is bound to happen on the playground somehow with any...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-27-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,483
Posted By homeschoolingmama
In Canada the PRIDE classes generally take 9...

In Canada the PRIDE classes generally take 9 weeks.  Or 27 hrs.  Once in a while they do them on the weekends for 2 whole weekends instead of breaking it up by week.
The homestudy depends on your...
Forum: Toddler Health   05-12-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Yes, it is hard to visualize.  Picking a child...

Yes, it is hard to visualize.  Picking a child up by an arm isn't a good idea because it dislocates their arms.  My parents brought my brother in with that problem when he was little and the doctor...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-03-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Meh.  We don't have any exposure to guns around...

Meh.  We don't have any exposure to guns around here.  My son seems to be into gun play and I am fine with that.  We just learned about WW2 so I think it comes from that.  Or it could be from his...
Forum: Waldorf   04-29-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I met a family who uses the Waldorf method of...

I met a family who uses the Waldorf method of teaching/learning.  I don't know much about it.
What would an average day look like using this method at home?  Thanks!
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