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Forum: Preteens and Teens   Today, 12:21 PM
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Posted By contactmaya
Back again-so the question remains in my mind, at...

Back again-so the question remains in my mind, at what age should we be discussing this with kids? Is my 9yo too young to have this conversation (or see this youtube video), what about his 7yo...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Today, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By contactmaya
I just took my own advice, and did a 'sex...

I just took my own advice, and did a 'sex education' search on youtube.

95% of the search results were porn sites.....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Today, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 283
Posted By contactmaya
Such a wonderful video Mooninmama, thankyou! I...

Such a wonderful video Mooninmama, thankyou! I think my 9yo might be a little young to watch it. I hope its still around in a couple of years. Im also interested to know how old your kids were when...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Today, 06:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,563
Posted By contactmaya
This is so true.

This is so true.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 283
Posted By contactmaya
http://www.techlicious.com/tip/how-to-block-porn-o...

http://www.techlicious.com/tip/how-to-block-porn-on-your-iphone-ipad-ipod-touch/


Seems they need access to itunes in order to access any material...unless they are using an app...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 283
Posted By contactmaya
Really, its not just about the OP. Its about all...

Really, its not just about the OP. Its about all of us, our kids, technology, and the times we live in.

Rather than hire an expert, you might have better luck googling ways to circumvent access to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,185
Posted By contactmaya
All my children started masturbating as...

All my children started masturbating as nurslings, often while nursing.Children touch themselves, it is human nature.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 283
Posted By contactmaya
Havent looked into this yet. Ive heard of 'net...

Havent looked into this yet. Ive heard of 'net nanny', but wonder if its out of date.

Does anyone use addblockplus? If you dont, you should. Its free and easily downloadable.

What i found, is...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,563
Posted By contactmaya
At the time and place of my adolesence, there was...

At the time and place of my adolesence, there was no such thing as homeschooling, in fact, I believe it was illegal. The only possible option would have been 'by correspondence'. I would have...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-04-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,206
Posted By contactmaya
On a similar topic, this post came up. I tend to...

On a similar topic, this post came up. I tend to agree with this.





Quoted from a similar thread-
http://www.mothering.com/forum/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=8299131
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-04-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,563
Posted By contactmaya
Yes, 'school drop out' is an unfortunate term. I...

Yes, 'school drop out' is an unfortunate term. I prefer the term 'unschooled/homeschooled' or 'by correspondence'.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-04-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,563
Posted By contactmaya
Yes, 'school drop out' is an unfortunate term. I...

Yes, 'school drop out' is an unfortunate term. I prefer the term 'unschooled/homeschooled' or 'by correspondence'.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-04-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,237
Posted By contactmaya
Reading this 8 years later.... I realize...

Reading this 8 years later....

I realize that i have forgotten how to use a condom :lol. Im sure it will come back to me when the time comes....

As for my teenagers to be ..... I am wondering...
Forum: Parenting   05-04-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,254
Posted By contactmaya
Yes, it truly is heartening!

Yes, it truly is heartening!
Forum: Parenting   05-04-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,254
Posted By contactmaya
This is reminiscent of the debates i remember...

This is reminiscent of the debates i remember having as an undergraduate- which is the foremost cause of oppression, class or patriarchy? I always argued, patriarchy. Asking the same question...
Forum: Parenting   05-04-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,254
Posted By contactmaya
On the issue of feminism, this is the crux of it...

On the issue of feminism, this is the crux of it in my opinion.
Forum: Parenting   05-04-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,254
Posted By contactmaya
Without a doubt! <<Originally...

Without a doubt!




<<Originally Posted by Viola P http://www.mothering.com/forum/images/buttons/viewpost.gif...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-03-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,563
Posted By contactmaya
I agree that it is pointless, The more i look...

I agree that it is pointless, The more i look into it, the more pointless is seems to become. Well done you for dropping out, especially when your mother wasnt supportive.

What tricked me into...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-03-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,206
Posted By contactmaya
I was never embarassed by my parents. Im not...

I was never embarassed by my parents. Im not sure how i would handle my own kids being embarrassed by me. Normal or not, I'd let them know i didnt like it....is this a school thing? Do homeschoolers...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-03-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,563
Posted By contactmaya
I'm jealous of people who had the sense to drop...

I'm jealous of people who had the sense to drop out of high school.
I wish i could have done that. All i did was dream about it, but trudged on, thinking I needed to finish in order to go to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-02-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,508
Posted By contactmaya
On the bolded- I totally agree. Does the OP...

On the bolded- I totally agree.
Does the OP mean to imply that there is something wrong with him, or that he lacks social skills, because he believes they are both unhealthy?
Forum: Parenting   05-01-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,254
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for this link mammal_mama! Quoted...

Thanks for this link mammal_mama!

Quoted from the above article-

<<The solution is to forbid what I call “Fantasy as Policy.” Just because an authority can imagine something gruesome or...
Forum: Parenting   05-01-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,254
Posted By contactmaya
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/20...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2015/04/23/the-time-i-was-accused-of-child-abuse/

I read the above article, and found that for once, the CPS acted correctly in this encounter. They...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-01-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 989
Posted By contactmaya
I'm a single mother. Yet, i think all the more,...

I'm a single mother.
Yet, i think all the more, the boys will learn to respect women for that reason.
I also model respectful treatment of others in general, and talk alot about being considerate...
Forum: Unschooling   04-29-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By contactmaya
Bump I dont recall any of the 'alpha' stuff...

Bump

I dont recall any of the 'alpha' stuff when i read the book.

I am glad to hear the perspective of homeschoolers-I imagine Neufeld would be pro homeschooling. Alot of the problems mentioned...
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