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Forum: Unschooling   Today, 09:14 AM
Replies: 143
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Posted By rightkindofme
mckittre--that sucks. I hope he heals faster than...

mckittre--that sucks. I hope he heals faster than expected.
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 06:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 1,239
Posted By rightkindofme
Well, I complain on the internet but I make sure...

Well, I complain on the internet but I make sure she is in a swim school that won't push her. I was that kid. :)

I was intensely sensitive as a child and I was punished constantly for not...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 1,239
Posted By rightkindofme
We tried them when she was three and they were...

We tried them when she was three and they were Not Ok. They might be ok soon as her face is getting bigger.
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 11:08 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 1,239
Posted By rightkindofme
Oh I agree with you on not rushing them. That's...

Oh I agree with you on not rushing them. That's why we are at the swim school in town that let her be a "guppy" for two years without pressuring her to "move up a level". The other swim school was...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 1,239
Posted By rightkindofme
Community colleges let anyone in regardless of...

Community colleges let anyone in regardless of high school diploma status. You are allowed to start at any age. I've known 12 year olds who went. Universities are allowed to make exceptions but it...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 09:42 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 1,239
Posted By rightkindofme
Miranda--I taught high school before having kids...

Miranda--I taught high school before having kids and I think that caused me to not think they would be "mature" by young ages. 17 year olds are rarely very mature. :)

SweetSilver- That's what I'm...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 06:52 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 1,239
Posted By rightkindofme
Oh, I also want to explain the community college...

Oh, I also want to explain the community college degree. The CC degree is called an Associates Degree (AA) as opposed to a Bachelors, which is what you get from a university. The main purpose of...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 06:32 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 1,239
Posted By rightkindofme
My husband went straight to Carnegie Mellon...

My husband went straight to Carnegie Mellon University instead of doing his senior year of high school. He had gone up and done a summer high school students program and they said, "You should stay...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   Yesterday, 06:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,379
Posted By rightkindofme
I have a very firm house rule that people keep...

I have a very firm house rule that people keep their underwear on. My logic for this is that I do the laundry and I'm aware that the underwear sometimes shows up in my basket less than spotless. You...
Forum: Life With a Baby   Yesterday, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 18
Posted By rightkindofme
I bought my (then 3 year old) daughter an iPad...

I bought my (then 3 year old) daughter an iPad for trips over seas. I figure that the $ I save from having to fight her on the plane is worth it for my sanity. I don't give my kids screens for...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-17-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 116
Posted By rightkindofme
I taught middle school for one year because 12...

I taught middle school for one year because 12 year olds are *so hard*. It's a very rough age. Just get through it. :-\
Forum: Mental Health   12-30-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 999
Posted By rightkindofme
Actually, anti-depressants are well known for...

Actually, anti-depressants are well known for increasing suicidality. Even on low doses. A very large percentage of people *can't* take anti-depressants. I've tried just about every kind and they...
Forum: Unschooling   12-12-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,040
Posted By rightkindofme
I wasn't trying to be mean. I'm sorry.

I wasn't trying to be mean. I'm sorry.
Forum: Unschooling   12-11-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,040
Posted By rightkindofme
We don't formally do music like some of the...

We don't formally do music like some of the fancy-pants here, but I find that if I make up a song to give directions they listen better than if I talk.

Like:

It's time to load the dishwasher, ...
Forum: Unschooling   12-03-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,040
Posted By rightkindofme
Today for "unschooling" I'm leaving the kids with...

Today for "unschooling" I'm leaving the kids with their much beloved babysitter and I'm going to a movie theatre by myself. I'm not sure I've ever done it before. I really want to see Mockingjay.
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Forum: Unschooling   11-30-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,076
Posted By rightkindofme
My local friends are having experiences more like...

My local friends are having experiences more like yours as their opening experience of these schools. Around here, everything operates from the "Let Us Judge You" camp. It's very unwelcoming.
Forum: Unschooling   11-30-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,076
Posted By rightkindofme
Eagerly awaiting the next installment! You are...

Eagerly awaiting the next installment! You are explaining why I don't want to work with charter schools. *shiver*
Forum: Unschooling   11-24-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,166
Posted By rightkindofme
I feel like the kids are doing great and I'm......

I feel like the kids are doing great and I'm... not. I had a doctors appointment today but no one gave me the instruction sheet so now I have an appointment in two weeks. It takes a solid 7 days to...
Forum: Unschooling   11-20-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,166
Posted By rightkindofme
That sounds like an awesome negotiation! :D

That sounds like an awesome negotiation! :D
Forum: Unschooling   11-19-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,166
Posted By rightkindofme
I just deleted all the Depeche Mode off my...

I just deleted all the Depeche Mode off my computer. I was running out of hard drive space and I had to delete stuff so the first thing off was all the music I inherited from my much older boyfriend...
Forum: Unschooling   11-19-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,166
Posted By rightkindofme
I just registered us for the Bay Area Brony...

I just registered us for the Bay Area Brony Spectacular. Otherwise known as the My Little Pony convention near our house.

I know that I could take my kids to the weekend portion if they went to...
Forum: Unschooling   11-18-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,166
Posted By rightkindofme
I spent last week sick in bed so "homeschooling"...

I spent last week sick in bed so "homeschooling" meant "screen time for the win". I was shocked by how much I slept. I *never* do that. Sleeping during the day is just about impossible for me. I...
Forum: Unschooling   11-18-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 332
Posted By rightkindofme
I had fellow teachers who would *throw away*...

I had fellow teachers who would *throw away* assignments that weren't written properly. Sometimes properly meant written in blue or black ink only. Sometimes the letters weren't shaped properly.
...
Forum: Unschooling   11-11-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 332
Posted By rightkindofme
My kids have an iPad app that shows them how to...

My kids have an iPad app that shows them how to form letters. I've never discussed the topic with them. By 6 and 4 they have pretty much taught themselves printing and the words look fine to me.
...
Forum: Unschooling   11-05-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,154
Posted By rightkindofme
My home school group has a book club. When "my"...

My home school group has a book club. When "my" books get chosen everyone shows up and says, "I couldn't even get through it" and I don't like the books they choose so I don't go any more. :) It is...
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