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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-04-2013, 10:32 AM
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Posted By mom2ponygirl
My 10th grader is probably doing about 30...

My 10th grader is probably doing about 30 hours/week, but is currently in 2 dual enrollment classes at the U, and 3 online classes, plus other stuff she wanted to learn this year.  Next semester...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-04-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By mom2ponygirl
Coming in late to the conversation, with another...

Coming in late to the conversation, with another suggestion for math.  livingmath.net has lists of great math books at every level that are fun reads.  A great way to feed an interest in math, give...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-26-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 943
Posted By mom2ponygirl
My 14 year old dd, is enjoying her second...

My 14 year old dd, is enjoying her second semester of Russian at the state U.  She has been highly amused by incidents in class surrounding her age.  The professor announced in class that they were...
Forum: Parenting   03-26-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 90,186
Posted By mom2ponygirl
I'm still here as well with a 14 yr old only.  I...

I'm still here as well with a 14 yr old only.  I joined the social group mentioned a couple pages back and it seems to have a little activity happening. 
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-07-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By mom2ponygirl
Also forgot eImacs , they have an accredited...

Also forgot eImacs , they have an accredited option.  They are pricey but so is CTY.  They get great reviews.  We may try a computer science class with them next fall.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-04-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,463
Posted By mom2ponygirl
Whatsnextmom - yes I know exactly what you are...

Whatsnextmom - yes I know exactly what you are talking about.  I had friends in high school and college who were very counter culture as a statement.  My dd just doesn't care to bother. LOL  All of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-04-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,463
Posted By mom2ponygirl
I find myself in the opposite place of most of...

I find myself in the opposite place of most of you.  My daughter is 14 and has noticeably hairy legs.  She has no interest in shaving them.  It is her choice and I respect that she can buck social...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-20-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By mom2ponygirl
Last school year my mom was dying from cancer....

Last school year my mom was dying from cancer.  She passed away in June.  The year and a half before she passed had me really putting my dd's homeschooling on the back burner.  She did an online...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-20-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By mom2ponygirl
My dd did the Explore when she was 9 thru Duke...

My dd did the Explore when she was 9 thru Duke Tip.  We did it so she could skip the state mandated testing for homeschoolers. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif
I've heard kids...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-13-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By mom2ponygirl
We have been homeschooling high school subjects...

We have been homeschooling high school subjects for a few years although my dd is just a 9th grader this year.  We have found it pretty easy to piece together individual subjects.  It is hard to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-13-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By mom2ponygirl
Tigerle - glad to hear about the safe arrival of...

Tigerle - glad to hear about the safe arrival of your newest little one!
 
Dd, now 14!, has really enjoyed her first dual enrollment class at the state U.  She has her final tomorrow, and so far...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-13-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By mom2ponygirl
I've heard enough bad reviews of CTY, that we've...

I've heard enough bad reviews of CTY, that we've never forked over the money for their classes.  I've heard mixed reviews of Northwestern CTD.  We've done 2 classes...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-09-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By mom2ponygirl
I homeschool my now 14 year old and it is great....

I homeschool my now 14 year old and it is great.  She is another one that isn't into popular culture as much as her friends, nor is she into all the girl drama of middle school/jr. high years.  We...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-04-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By mom2ponygirl
Just have a second for a quick reply.  My dh...

Just have a second for a quick reply.  My dh works full-time 50-60 hour weeks.  I work half-time outside the home.  We have made homeschooling work for our dd.  We have found that a mixture of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-16-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,241
Posted By mom2ponygirl
I was nearly 14, my dd was 11.  However, dd was...

I was nearly 14, my dd was 11.  However, dd was highly irregular for 18 months.  I may have also started much later because I was a serious athlete and had very low body fat. 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-16-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By mom2ponygirl
I'm trying out solid-state chemistry from edx...

I'm trying out solid-state chemistry from edx right now. (I'm a chemist)  My daughter is enjoying the Greek and Roman mythology course from coursera.org.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-17-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,768
Posted By mom2ponygirl
I'm so sorry, and hope your son is beginning to...

I'm so sorry, and hope your son is beginning to feel better.  Time heals many things.  Please be kind to yourself and patient with your son's progress.  People really don't understand how dangerous...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-17-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 58,038
Posted By mom2ponygirl
This is an old thread! I looked back and when my...

This is an old thread! I looked back and when my dd was almost 12 she was 5' 3.5".  She's now almost 14 and 5' 6.5" or a little more.  I don't think she's hit 5'7" yet.  People say she's caught my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By mom2ponygirl
My highschooler is enjoying her first dual...

My highschooler is enjoying her first dual enrollment class at the University, a couple of online classes, a couple of self-designed topics of study, volleyball, horseback riding, and running (doing...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-16-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By mom2ponygirl
Dd, 13 soon to be 14, is a few weeks into her...

Dd, 13 soon to be 14, is a few weeks into her first university class, Russian.  She is enjoying it very much and enjoying the fact that none of her classmates has figured out she's not a college...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-08-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By mom2ponygirl
Well, that is an annoying attitude by the...

Well, that is an annoying attitude by the principal.  It sounds like other staff have a more reasonable approach.  I'm glad there is a compromise that works.  Your daughter can stay at grade level,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-16-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,000
Posted By mom2ponygirl
Hi, haven't been on the boards in awhile - too...

Hi, haven't been on the boards in awhile - too busy!
 
hugs (((Tigerle)))) - good thoughts your way toward a gentle birth and successful surgery.  Uncertainty is always the toughest thing for me...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-15-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By mom2ponygirl
Mix and Match is the only way to go in our...

Mix and Match is the only way to go in our house. LOL  I agree with others that you don't need to push the writing.  I would encourage you to listen to whatever she wants to tell you, encourage her...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-24-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,977
Posted By mom2ponygirl
I didn't know I would be homeschooling until my...

I didn't know I would be homeschooling until my daughter was nearly 5.  We decided when she was 5.5.  I met an entirely new group of people through homeschooling and had a great community.  However,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-10-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By mom2ponygirl
Well, I don't see the same behaviors in my...

Well, I don't see the same behaviors in my kiddo, but perhaps a similar issue.  She has always enjoyed speaking with adults.  She enjoys playing with younger children.  However, it has been harder...
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