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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-14-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,419
Posted By harmat
I wonder whether the commenters to that article h...

I wonder whether the commenters to that article have their own vaccinations renewed, say, every ten years to keep up the herd immunity.Why is the onus on young children and their parents...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-17-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By harmat
I think you might want to look at your...

I think you might want to look at your achievements in the medium long term. Learning is not linear, it comes in bursts and spurts. And so does my level of being on top of things, if I'm honest....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-19-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,614
Posted By harmat
I have been cautious to recommend Enki to...

I have been cautious to recommend Enki to friends of mine, since i know how much time it takes up to get to know all the materials, and to wrap your head around the philosophy. There is a lot in the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-25-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,276
Posted By harmat
Quote: Originally Posted by Holiztic...

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Originally Posted by Holiztic http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14569696)
So what am I missing. I see some overviewy...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-03-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,141
Posted By harmat
Dd's 6 and a bit, knows most of her letters and...

Dd's 6 and a bit, knows most of her letters and is just now making the connection that letters make up words. Like ttt, ttt, TIM. Mmmm, mmmm, TIMMM. I don't expect her to start reading any time...
Forum: Waldorf   01-14-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By harmat
I choose a bunch of movement songs and rhymes,...

I choose a bunch of movement songs and rhymes, some of them seasonal. We do them mid-morning just before the morning lesson. Dd loves them, but this month I haven't got enough songs for her. I think...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-09-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,192
Posted By harmat
I was going to reply to the last two comments,...

I was going to reply to the last two comments, but I realize it would just be the usual excuses smokers makehttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif
Still, some people smell...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-09-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,192
Posted By harmat
Quote: Originally Posted by elizawill...

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Originally Posted by elizawill http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12950002)
this HS group has no guidelines stating...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-09-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 17,139
Posted By harmat
I think think just reading the Enki website...

I think think just reading the Enki website through and through will give a good feel for the philosophy. You can also look at sample pages/table of contents for each of the books. Not the same as...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-12-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By harmat
I agree with the 'don't defend, don't explain'...

I agree with the 'don't defend, don't explain' advice, definitely don't get into an argument about it. I do however tell my family about what we do and why. They live a thousand miles away and a lot...
Forum: Waldorf   12-01-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,901
Posted By harmat
Quote: Originally Posted by reducereuserecycle...

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Originally Posted by reducereuserecycle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12708878)
so, when do you tell the kids that...
Forum: Parenting   11-08-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 911
Posted By harmat
Quote: Originally Posted by laohaire...

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Originally Posted by laohaire http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12569105)
I really don't mind having the toys taken!...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-30-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By harmat
Quote: Originally Posted by susands...

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Originally Posted by susands http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12494092)
Follow through is not our greatest attribute....
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-29-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By harmat
Quote: Originally Posted by lucyem...

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Originally Posted by lucyem http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12494880)
But this is the scary part: tooth fairies are...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-29-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By harmat
yes, it is possible, but I think it depends on...

yes, it is possible, but I think it depends on the child. Every child has their own rhythm and sleeping pattern. I was blessed with a child that slept lots and lots, I don't know how I would have...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-24-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,070
Posted By harmat
Yes, and she used to get it. Lately she takes...

Yes, and she used to get it. Lately she takes everything literally, so I try not to. I do slip up though.
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-20-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 863
Posted By harmat
Quote: Originally Posted by Justthatgirl...

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Originally Posted by Justthatgirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12422758)
But what do I tell her? The bullying she...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-20-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By harmat
This topic's kind of a scary read for me. I've...

This topic's kind of a scary read for me. I've been having stress from other people's pre-teen kids. The tantrums, the angry outbursts, the acting up when things don't go their way (like my 6yo is...
Forum: Parenting   10-17-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,735
Posted By harmat
Quote: Originally Posted by floiejo2...

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Originally Posted by floiejo2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12264426)
But the ultimate scare, my friends dd(4)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-15-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,174
Posted By harmat
There is a seperate math book. It has games and...

There is a seperate math book. It has games and activites, and an outline to the blocks. Then the actual details are in the intstruction book. Plus the fairy tales included with the other stories....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-14-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,174
Posted By harmat
hi desertmom, I managed to download the...

hi desertmom,
I managed to download the preview in the summer, has it been not working since then? Are the sample pages still up? You should be able to look at the table of contents in terms of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-12-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,174
Posted By harmat
My dd just turned 6. We're continuing with...

My dd just turned 6. We're continuing with unschooling this Autumn, with the odd Enki story or movement verse thrown in for good measure. I have just purchased their 1st grade curriculum and am...
Forum: Learning at School   10-08-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 14,039
Posted By harmat
UberMama,...

UberMama, http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
I would've have pulled the boys by now. I wouldn't put up with this much cr.p, but that's just me. Do you have citizens advice...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-02-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By harmat
Dd's almost 6. Officially she was compulsory...

Dd's almost 6. Officially she was compulsory school age a year ago. She's spent much of that year playing and listening to stories and doing normal family stuff. We're starting academics in the next...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-02-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By harmat
Oh, and when I start to get tired and resentful,...

Oh, and when I start to get tired and resentful, I know it's time to take a break. I realise this is easier with one child, and I never get help just when I need it (more like two weeks later), but...
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