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Forum: Unschooling   02-26-2015, 08:44 AM
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My grandmother-in-law is currently a preschool...

My grandmother-in-law is currently a preschool teacher. She's 86. She has worked at every level from preschool up to college. She taught juvenile hall. She is very "school" oriented. She's been...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-20-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,505
Posted By rightkindofme
I might go have a chat with the girl's mom. If...

I might go have a chat with the girl's mom. If she is flirting with the idea of sex I would not only tell her that she should buy her own damn condoms (I'd give her a $20) but I would strongly...
Forum: Unschooling   02-20-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 78
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I installed a hotel lock on my front door and...

I installed a hotel lock on my front door and bought locks for my side gates years ago. My kids can't get out into the front without me hearing the loud scraping of chairs. :thumb
Forum: Unschooling   02-20-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,048
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She didn't go that far. The first time she went...

She didn't go that far. The first time she went inside the museum (we had been playing outside in the garden with friends) to do more exhibits. If she had just *asked* I would have said "sure". It...
Forum: Unschooling   02-19-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 78
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Posted By rightkindofme
I think the 180 miles of driving wouldn't be so...

I think the 180 miles of driving wouldn't be so bad if I could do it in less than 4.5 hours. It feels so brutal after a while.

My 6 year old decided to be "independent" twice today and wander off...
Forum: Unschooling   02-19-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 78
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I think the 180 miles of driving wouldn't be so...

I think the 180 miles of driving wouldn't be so bad if I could do it in less than 4.5 hours. It feels so brutal after a while.

My 6 year old decided to be "independent" twice today and wander off...
Forum: Unschooling   02-19-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,048
Posted By rightkindofme
Today we are going to home school day at the...

Today we are going to home school day at the Charles Shulz museum. I wish I had been smart enough to notice that it was 90 miles away before I signed up. I thought it was in San Francisco, which is...
Forum: Unschooling   02-17-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 424
Posted By rightkindofme
Yeah, I worked in schools of 2400+ kids. The...

Yeah, I worked in schools of 2400+ kids. The small schools I subbed in before I got my credential were *only* 1000. And I work in an area with an incredibly high English as a Second Language...
Forum: Unschooling   02-17-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,048
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My kitchen remodel is over 10 years in the...

My kitchen remodel is over 10 years in the future. I have to save up money for that. I want to pay off the mortgage first. I'm a planner and I've dreamed of the bathroom I want for many years. I just...
Forum: Unschooling   02-17-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 424
Posted By rightkindofme
You know what? I think I'm having a hard time...

You know what? I think I'm having a hard time getting a clear mental picture of how this would work. My teaching experience focused on gang kids/teenagers who were very developmentally delayed and...
Forum: Unschooling   02-16-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,048
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This is why remodeling scares me. So much goes...

This is why remodeling scares me. So much goes wrong. I get to spend this week trying to talk to my city's building department about code requirements. Fun, fun, fun! I'm actually not too worried...
Forum: Unschooling   02-16-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,048
Posted By rightkindofme
Deborah--that sounds like a bunch of fun...

Deborah--that sounds like a bunch of fun remodeling. I'm just getting into remodeling my house and I'm super excited. :D Our house should be torn up next month and be done by June. Eeeep.
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Forum: Unschooling   02-16-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 424
Posted By rightkindofme
Miranda--the problem comes in (to my mind) when...

Miranda--the problem comes in (to my mind) when different kids all want to be "evaluated" differently... and then they don't do anything. The teacher would have her/his hands tied. I would not sign...
Forum: Unschooling   02-16-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 748
Posted By rightkindofme
Fair enough, having too many bodies in a house...

Fair enough, having too many bodies in a house makes it really hard.

That sounds like an awesome chemistry birthday party. :D

That much chocolate and ginger ale makes my stomach hurt just...
Forum: Unschooling   02-15-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 424
Posted By rightkindofme
I think that is idea for unschoolers and I think...

I think that is idea for unschoolers and I think that as a classroom teacher I would not have been willing to do that with every student. I had 145-165 students depending on how impacted we were. I...
Forum: Unschooling   02-15-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,048
Posted By rightkindofme
We are going to make it to Michigan this year. I...

We are going to make it to Michigan this year. I don't think it will help that much because we will be there in August. :)

I'm super bummed I won't be able to make Canada work out on this trip....
Forum: Unschooling   02-15-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 748
Posted By rightkindofme
Awww. This part made me sad. I host a lot of...

Awww. This part made me sad. I host a lot of parties. I don't provide "something to do" and kids tell me that parties at my house are the best. I have a house set up for play all the time and...
Forum: Unschooling   02-15-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,048
Posted By rightkindofme
It was in the upper 70's and low 80's at...

It was in the upper 70's and low 80's at Disneyland. We spent the week in tank tops and shorts. Winter? What's that? My kids keep asking if we can visit winter some day.
Forum: Unschooling   02-07-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 748
Posted By rightkindofme
That distinction, Linda, is why I said I really...

That distinction, Linda, is why I said I really don't know how this will work in the future and I'm worried about guessing how it will go. :) Lots of factors I can't even consider yet.
Forum: Unschooling   02-07-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,048
Posted By rightkindofme
Miranda, I didn't read Pooh till I was an adult....

Miranda, I didn't read Pooh till I was an adult. It's never too late to fill in gaps. :)

winterpromise31- I'm so sorry. That sounds brutally hard. I wish you the best.

I continue to feel like...
Forum: Unschooling   02-07-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 748
Posted By rightkindofme
Miranda--many of the things you bring up in your...

Miranda--many of the things you bring up in your posts... I don't feel qualified to address. My kids are so young still. I just don't know what will happen in the future. I feel kind of idiotic...
Forum: Unschooling   02-04-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By rightkindofme
We kind of have a weird schedule because we go to...

We kind of have a weird schedule because we go to sleep around 7pm most nights and and I wake up between 3 & 4 and the kids are up by like 5 or 5:30.:) It makes it really hard to overlap with other...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-03-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,427
Posted By rightkindofme
I was a public school teacher. There were email...

I was a public school teacher. There were email exchanges amongst the teaching staff talking about how given that we get "so much time off" in the summer it isn't ethical to steal from our students...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-03-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By rightkindofme
Being a good support person for autism

Hello mamas,

I'm not actually a special needs parent. What I am is very involved with several families who have autistic children. I am hoping for some advice.

My friends have two autistic...
Forum: Unschooling   02-02-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,048
Posted By rightkindofme
Privileged. My kids got sick. Just a little flu,...

Privileged. My kids got sick. Just a little flu, no biggie. But I was able to hop in my car and drive to the car and get soup and juice and (no hfcs) sodas to encourage fluid retention.

Ok, maybe...
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