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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-04-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,238
Posted By Silverring
I'm sorry.  The question was 'do you vaccinate...

I'm sorry.  The question was 'do you vaccinate your pets?'.  It's pretty unfair to tell me I'm responsible for my dog's health problems then to tell me I'm not allowed to debate this with you.....
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-04-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By Silverring
We had a couple of weeks just lying in bed...

We had a couple of weeks just lying in bed together to start with.  
 
Baby massage was really great. We'd walk to the library and the park and the museum and friends' houses - just places I liked...
Forum: Learning at School   01-04-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,032
Posted By Silverring
Perfect!   The home-ed journal template...

Perfect!
 
The home-ed journal template would be an interesting resource for me to look at, Storm Bride.  Is it available online?  It might help me work out a way of setting ours out.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-04-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,414
Posted By Silverring
I agree.  I don't want to present school or no...

I agree.  I don't want to present school or no school as better or worse - just different choices and WE are very happy with our choice.  That doesn't reflect on anyone else's choice.  Partly, I...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-04-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,238
Posted By Silverring
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mirzam http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1371382/do-you-vaccinate-your-pets#post_17219116)

These are...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-03-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,238
Posted By Silverring
All my animals are vaccinated annually.  My...

All my animals are vaccinated annually.  My friend believed that the vaccines were being done to line vets pockets and only got the first one done - no boosters.  Her cat and all her kittens died of...
Forum: Homebirth   01-03-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By Silverring
Wow Ma Cactus.  That's a powerful story.  Thanks...

Wow Ma Cactus.  That's a powerful story.  Thanks for sharing it.
 
If it's just about him not wanting to be there, is there someone nearby he could stay with during the labour?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-02-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,381
Posted By Silverring
I feel that there is a heavily litigious culture...

I feel that there is a heavily litigious culture that is causing people to apportion 'blame' far too often.  Children leave toys lying around.  As long as they aren't on stairs, if someone falls on...
Forum: Learning at School   01-02-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,032
Posted By Silverring
I agree.  Further, I think all the things you...

I agree.  Further, I think all the things you mention ARE about education - how to eat well, get enough exercise, play well with others, how to treat others, the daily life as a family - it's all a...
Forum: Learning at School   01-02-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,032
Posted By Silverring
LOL.  Thank you!  Education is my passion.  I'm...

LOL.  Thank you!  Education is my passion.  I'm finding out I have very strong feelings about it!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif
Forum: Learning at School   01-02-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,032
Posted By Silverring
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1665867/school-withou...

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1665867/school-without-walls-fosters-a-free-wheeling-theory-of-learning#1
 
Enjoy!  I'm going to be watching how these schools develop.
 
Not a very sensible or...
Forum: Learning at School   01-02-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,032
Posted By Silverring
I had all those problems but thrived in primary...

I had all those problems but thrived in primary school.  My nightmare schooling took place in high school.
 
We had a not too small class size - about 26 children - and only one member of staff....
Forum: Learning at School   01-02-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,032
Posted By Silverring
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by melissa17s http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-01-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Silverring
Hiya   Naturally, it would be remiss of me...

Hiya
 
Naturally, it would be remiss of me to suggest one way or the other and I am only qualified to assess children from the age of 7 years old, which involves a detailed history and several...
Forum: Unschooling   01-01-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Silverring
Great!  That's really helpful.  Thanks, both.  

Great!  That's really helpful.  Thanks, both.  
Forum: Unschooling   01-01-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Silverring
I have a 9 year old and almost 6 year old, both...

I have a 9 year old and almost 6 year old, both came out of school within the last 4 months and both are exceptionally gifted with asynchronous development and some specific differences.  (Executive...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-31-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Silverring
Hiya   Yes, it's possible to have great...

Hiya
 
Yes, it's possible to have great verbal skills and still be a dyslexic learner.
 
Some things that can be spotted in pre-school children include:
 
not picking up rhyme - eg in nursery...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-31-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Silverring
We got some large ice cube trays and a load of...

We got some large ice cube trays and a load of fruit and veg and just peeled and steamed/boiled them individually at first then together, and mashed them down with a fork when they were easy to mush...
Forum: Parenting   12-31-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By Silverring
Working on letting the guilt go is something...

Working on letting the guilt go is something that I completely agree with.  It's hard but YOU know what is right and what your children need and it's okay to stand up for that - not only okay -...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-31-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,414
Posted By Silverring
I wasn't afraid to 'let go' when I sent my...

I wasn't afraid to 'let go' when I sent my children to school.  I was afraid of home schooling, though my son asked for it within days of starting school.  Yet I kept plugging away at it,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-31-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 503
Posted By Silverring
I never went to well baby visits - I don't see...

I never went to well baby visits - I don't see any need to measure and weigh a thriving, content baby.  They went for their vaccines and that was all.
 
Edit - my apologies - I did not realising...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-30-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By Silverring
My 2 were huge, roly-poly babies who turned into...

My 2 were huge, roly-poly babies who turned into skinny, lanky things when they started running around.
Forum: Games   12-30-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 189
Posted By Silverring
Another 'other' here.  I had 4 glasses of wine...

Another 'other' here.  I had 4 glasses of wine over the space of the Christmas week.  I was given a small bottle of Baileys to celebrate passing the post grad course I was doing and that took me 2...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-30-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Silverring
That all sounds normal.  Lots of praise and...

That all sounds normal.  Lots of praise and encouragement for what he's doing and lots of chatting to him is all you need to do - he's getting the start of lots of words right - I would praise that....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-30-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 974
Posted By Silverring
I've not heard the argument about Vit D before,...

I've not heard the argument about Vit D before, but I certainly have heard the argument that breast milk isn't as good as cow's milk because you can't measure it.  
 
Isn't it a sad state of...
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