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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-09-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By MamaHappy
I'm in my 5th year of using Singapore and I've...

I'm in my 5th year of using Singapore and I've always used the textbooks and the workbooks.  I usually buy the Home Instructor's Guide as well just to have on hand as a reference, I don't use it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-06-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,308
Posted By MamaHappy
No, there is no way my first grader could read...

No, there is no way my first grader could read that.  I'm not even sure my oldest could have read that when he was in 1st grade (and I considered him a strong reader).
 
-Sara
Forum: Unschooling   02-22-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,410
Posted By MamaHappy
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Forum: Unschooling   12-11-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,038
Posted By MamaHappy
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Lisa1970 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1284196/unschooling-food#post_16101973)

They are...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-02-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,883
Posted By MamaHappy
It is one thing for a 7 year old to exclude...

It is one thing for a 7 year old to exclude someone, but I am appalled that the mother would allow this behavior. Wow....just wow. I totally feel your pain OP. The whole thing is pretty ridiculous.
Forum: Learning at School   10-12-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By MamaHappy
You know, with all the problems with schools...

You know, with all the problems with schools using "fuzzy math" curricula these days, I'm glad to see schools still realize that teaching basic math facts is important! These are important for kids...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-29-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,446
Posted By MamaHappy
I agree with the pp! Before you do something...

I agree with the pp! Before you do something drastic like send her back to ps, I would just take a break. Read books together, play games, go to plays, nature walks, etc. But I would take a break...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-20-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By MamaHappy
I used the Kindergarten package from MFW and it...

I used the Kindergarten package from MFW and it was just okay. The science topics and activities were a lot of fun and perfect for that age group, but I didn't care for the phonics and math portions...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-27-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,579
Posted By MamaHappy
Quote: Originally Posted by brokenheart...

Quote:
Originally Posted by brokenheart http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15450508)
Okay thank you so much! I guess I really...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-27-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,579
Posted By MamaHappy
I don't have a lot of advice either, but I can...

I don't have a lot of advice either, but I can totally relate as my 5 year old son can be exactly like that....rude, unreasonable, disrespectful, etc. What sometimes helps with him is to give him...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-16-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By MamaHappy
Oh, sorry... by "inside" I meant inside the...

Oh, sorry... by "inside" I meant inside the foreskin area.

I'm wondering if it is just starting to separate... I really don't know. Thanks for the advice.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-16-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By MamaHappy
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-16-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By MamaHappy
Hi- My 5 year old son has been complaining of...

Hi- My 5 year old son has been complaining of pain in his penis (uncirced) when urinating. He says it's a burning type of pain inside. I don't see any redness or swelling, but it's concerning to me....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-17-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By MamaHappy
Quote: Originally Posted by amis2girls...

Quote:
Originally Posted by amis2girls http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15189688)
Homeschooling: A Patchwork of Days...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-22-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By MamaHappy
It sounds to me like you're already on the right...

It sounds to me like you're already on the right track! First, make sure you are 100% clear on the expectations. You don't want your kids to have any doubt about what the rules are. I'm a big fan of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By MamaHappy
Hmmm...I'm not sure I would just let this go...

Hmmm...I'm not sure I would just let this go unchecked. My conversation would probably go something like this:

You: Thank you for reading to DD2, that was lovely.
Her: Well, I didn't have...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-20-2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,897
Posted By MamaHappy
My responses are in red....

My responses are in red. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

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Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-20-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By MamaHappy
Quote: Originally Posted by junipermuse...

Quote:
Originally Posted by junipermuse http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15089598)
honestly the way your dh came in and made...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-20-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By MamaHappy
I agree, he's certainly entitled to his...

I agree, he's certainly entitled to his feelings. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Acknowledge his feelings that he's upset then give him an acceptable behavior. I like...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-20-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By MamaHappy
What do you mean by "leave him alone"? Ignore...

What do you mean by "leave him alone"? Ignore him? Not sure I would do that since it sends the message that hitting/kicking is acceptable behavior. I would let him know in a calm (but firm) way that...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-19-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,597
Posted By MamaHappy
My reponses are in red....

My reponses are in red. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

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Originally Posted by DoomaYula http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-03-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,063
Posted By MamaHappy
Awesome!! I've been waiting and waiting for...

Awesome!! I've been waiting and waiting for Netflix to come to the wii. Thanks for posting this! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-22-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By MamaHappy
Quote: Originally Posted by elmh23...

Quote:
Originally Posted by elmh23 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14959933)
I involve my kids actively in the...
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