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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-07-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,461
Posted By Savoir Faire
I know some adults who went through the public...

I know some adults who went through the public school system that are compeltely and totally antisocial and barely able to function in social situations.
Forum: Work from Home Parents   11-26-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,252
Posted By Savoir Faire
What kind of freelancing are these PP...

What kind of freelancing are these PP discussing? Without any previous writing experience, it would be hard to make a living. I'm not trying to be mean-- but I was a professional freelancer, with a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-08-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,089
Posted By Savoir Faire
To update and answer questions:   I don't...

To update and answer questions:
 
I don't think that my daughter does not KNOW the material...I think she's just really, really good at convincing herself she doesn't. Kids had same page today....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-08-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,089
Posted By Savoir Faire
I'm trying to read through (while doing about...

I'm trying to read through (while doing about 500 other things) but wanted to answer this before I forget.
Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-02-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,089
Posted By Savoir Faire
Hello all. Long story short. Two kids, ages 6...

Hello all. Long story short. Two kids, ages 6 and 8.  We recently stopped Singapore math because honestly, it was going at too fast a pace for us-- the kids were not getting enough time to master a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-18-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By Savoir Faire
Learning time management is a huge deal. It will...

Learning time management is a huge deal. It will help him in the long run, as well as ownership of the work!
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-17-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By Savoir Faire
Follow through, mama. He realized what he did....

Follow through, mama. He realized what he did. Let him deal with the consequences.
 
(For the record, I totally know how hard it is....but sticking with it is hopefully going to help in the long...
Forum: Unschooling   09-10-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By Savoir Faire
Quote:Originally Posted by Mamma...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mamma Mia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-29-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By Savoir Faire
Oh, and my daughter is in the 8-9 age range.

Oh, and my daughter is in the 8-9 age range.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-29-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By Savoir Faire
I live in the Southwest US. I contacted the...

I live in the Southwest US. I contacted the local council.
 
I guess my one concern is how much of a time commitment it would be. Honestly, I would LOVE to have someone else in charge-- I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-29-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By Savoir Faire
Long, long story short: A year (or two?) ago, we...

Long, long story short: A year (or two?) ago, we contacted the Girl Scouts about joining. We were basically told, "There's only one group in your area. It meets at the school. The person in charge...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-25-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Savoir Faire
My daughter started to read on her 7th birthday....

My daughter started to read on her 7th birthday. It was probably a few months (maybe more?) after that before she would really read on her own.
 
Within 3-4 months of that, she was finishing Harry...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-22-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By Savoir Faire
This reminds me of my first year of college--...

This reminds me of my first year of college-- when my parents made me go to a small Christian school when that was the last thing I wanted.
 
Always in trouble and not always sure why.
 
I'd...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-17-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
Posted By Savoir Faire
I am jumping for joy for you. {{Okay, doing a...

I am jumping for joy for you. {{Okay, doing a happy dance in my chair...but...STILL.}} Awesome!
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By Savoir Faire
I agree with everyone else-- you're not...

I agree with everyone else-- you're not describing school at home (at least, to me).
 
The people I know who do SAH are at their desks at 830 and are there until 330, with a break for "recess."...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,257
Posted By Savoir Faire
My 6-year-old son is definitely in a defiant,...

My 6-year-old son is definitely in a defiant, whining stage. (We should get them together.)
 
Long story short: We do 4 days of work each week. If they want to get their Fridays off, they have to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-08-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By Savoir Faire
Seconding that this seems like A LOT for a...

Seconding that this seems like A LOT for a newbie homeschooler 1st grader.
 
Coming from someone who has been doing this 3? 4 years? (I also have a 1st grader.) So many people try to do everything...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-24-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,133
Posted By Savoir Faire
All districts still fall under no child left...

All districts still fall under no child left behind.
 
So....yes. We have lived in places with "amazing" districts and we have continued to HS.
 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-21-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,544
Posted By Savoir Faire
A baby in a studio is DEFINITELY doable! We had...

A baby in a studio is DEFINITELY doable! We had a (filled to the brim) 2 bedroom apartment when my daughter was born and she ended up in our room, anyway. Co-sleep, or get a moses basket or one of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-21-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By Savoir Faire
Definitely DO NOT take out a second mortgage...

Definitely DO NOT take out a second mortgage against your house. If you default on a credit card, you get a bad credit score. If you default on your mortgage, they will TAKE YOUR HOUSE.
 
First---...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-20-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By Savoir Faire
So....after 10+ years of lugging around a giant...

So....after 10+ years of lugging around a giant photo storage box, I finally went through it. You know....all those weird photos of an old aunt that somehow end up in one's posession?
 
Then I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By Savoir Faire
Keep chocolate in the house.   Also...for...

Keep chocolate in the house.
 
Also...for me? A daily latte in the afternoon typically keeps me very slightly semi-sane.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-17-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Savoir Faire
When you say "younger," how young is younger?...

When you say "younger," how young is younger? Four? Seven?
 
You're kind of confusing me in parts because you say you don't want structure but you can't let go of structure.
 
I understand its...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-09-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,638
Posted By Savoir Faire
I think a lot of kids can teach themselves how...

I think a lot of kids can teach themselves how to read....its just that you will have to wait for their natural timing and a lot of people (OMG! The schools do this in K!) have troubles with doing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-09-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,310
Posted By Savoir Faire
I wouldn't. We'd have to find another choice. ...

I wouldn't. We'd have to find another choice.
 
I was left alone A LOT as a child (and as a teen) and I wouldn't want that for my kids.
 
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