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Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-10-2016, 03:15 PM
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Posted By joandsarah77
We do not use chest clips here (Australia) in...

We do not use chest clips here (Australia) in fact I would try and find a backward facing car seat without it. I would not be concerned about him undoing that. I would though make sure the straps are...
Forum: Intact Care   02-06-2016, 01:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By joandsarah77
I have never understood US Dr's need to 'see how...

I have never understood US Dr's need to 'see how far it goes' as if it there will be a brownie prize for them if it goes back far enough. It only goes back for sex and can take up to 18 years, so...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-04-2016, 04:00 PM
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Views: 356
Posted By joandsarah77
My daughter is a visual kenetic learner. Some...

My daughter is a visual kenetic learner.
Some ways to incorporate moment would be to have her do something with her hands while you read aloud. While reading a history story she can draw something...
Forum: Intact Care   02-04-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By joandsarah77
How does it look? I would give him baths of plain...

How does it look? I would give him baths of plain water with baking soda. About half a cup to half a bath. After the bath I would apply some organic virgin coconut oil. Hopefully he is not damaged...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-02-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By joandsarah77
He's 4, he doesn't need workbooks, in fact...

He's 4, he doesn't need workbooks, in fact workbooks are the least best methods of reaching 4 year olds, even easy ones. Every study done showed that academics pushed onto 3-5 year olds resulted in...
Forum: Intact Care   01-23-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By joandsarah77
The 10.5 came from that study.

The 10.5 came from that study.
Forum: Intact Care   01-21-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By joandsarah77
The average age is 10.5, but that is a...

The average age is 10.5, but that is a statistical average. Any age from 1 to 18 is normal but many boys don't fully retract until puberty. It only retracts for sex which is why puberty hormones are...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-18-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,581
Posted By joandsarah77
There are zero reasons for a healthy newborn to...

There are zero reasons for a healthy newborn to have his foreskin removed.
American's do it because:
1)it's what they know. They do it without thought. Some don't even know it's an option not to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-10-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By joandsarah77
Five in a row is nice, I used the first book of...

Five in a row is nice, I used the first book of FIAR many years ago. We made a few lap books, did some cooking from various countries. I don't know what books come with Above but I'm sure it will be...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-09-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By joandsarah77
I like unit studies, but done as we feel like it,...

I like unit studies, but done as we feel like it, not to a strict schedule. Last year it was a long ongoing one on plants and gardening. They made a lap book charting plant growth, a science...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-05-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By joandsarah77
Hi, I just responded to your post on the intact...

Hi, I just responded to your post on the intact care board and here you are on the homeschooling one. :) Not stalking lol, these are the two boards I visit. I'm Jo and I'm from Australia with two 2...
Forum: Intact Care   01-05-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By joandsarah77
No never try and retract him, only he should ever...

No never try and retract him, only he should ever do that. The difference between safe and dangerous can be millimeters. It's very easy to push just that little bit too far and create micro tears and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-19-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By joandsarah77
While I would not like to turn away genuine...

While I would not like to turn away genuine questions, the fact that they are new plus give no other background except a brief question about one particular item, it does smell of advertising.
Forum: Intact Care   12-11-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By joandsarah77
Have you all seen or heard of the little booklet...

Have you all seen or heard of the little booklet written by a Urologist for new mums? I think that would be a great thing to give a new mum of a baby boy in the US since not only would it be...
Forum: Intact Care   12-10-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By joandsarah77
Unfortunately that has some misleading advice and...

Unfortunately that has some misleading advice and could cause unneeded concern.

"should not be forcibly retracted from birth to age 5"

So forced retraction should happen from the age of 5?
...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-06-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By joandsarah77
I don't think you can expect motivation or a...

I don't think you can expect motivation or a wanting to do all things from anybody. Young children often do things simply to please us but as they get older that motivation will wain. As an adult I...
Forum: Education   12-02-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By joandsarah77
There is no socialization issue, unless you make...

There is no socialization issue, unless you make it one. Some homeschoolers are so busy with co-op, sports days, girl guides and gymnastics they have to cut back to make time to homeschool.

We...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-19-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By joandsarah77
I'm not sure how to answer that. Everything that...

I'm not sure how to answer that. Everything that we do is a part of their education, none of it is a supplement. I guess some would see my daughters horse riding lesson as a supplement, but to me...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-12-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By joandsarah77
Hi, I'm not American but I have homeschooled for...

Hi, I'm not American but I have homeschooled for nearly 10 years. First things first is to find out what California law says. Online can help but there is nothing like finding a local group to get...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-12-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,538
Posted By joandsarah77
Since he is liking simple fast paced books, what...

Since he is liking simple fast paced books, what about trying hi-low books? You might not have heard of these since they are aimed at struggling older readers, but they use simple language while...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-05-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By joandsarah77
No need for two posts on the same issue. We have...

No need for two posts on the same issue. We have already answered quite extensively on your other post.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-04-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,642
Posted By joandsarah77
Oh that is wonderful if your library has Barton,...

Oh that is wonderful if your library has Barton, do use it. It's the Mack truck of dyslexic reading programs and goes over every small area that could be giving issues. It costs us $300 to buy each...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-04-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,642
Posted By joandsarah77
I should have said I am not American, I don't...

I should have said I am not American, I don't think our system is too dissimilar though. I'll have to look into what laws we have in place. Even so I can't see her coping with the workload, but maybe...
Forum: Intact Care   11-04-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By joandsarah77
Children can not have phimosis, that is an adult...

Children can not have phimosis, that is an adult issue where the foreskin in a grown man can not go back and yes there certainly are many treatments for that. This is a 9 year old boy and if he can...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-03-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,642
Posted By joandsarah77
How did she or anyone with issues get admitted to...

How did she or anyone with issues get admitted to college or keep up with the work? My daughters reading, writing and maths (she has dyscalcula also) are about 3rd grade level and she is turning 14...
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