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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-28-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,660
Posted By heatherdeg
contactmaya… how are things going for your 9yo...

contactmaya… how are things going for your 9yo now that the school year is in full swing? Are they still asking to medicate?
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-28-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By heatherdeg
:yeah I mean, my daughter's birth mom gave her...

:yeah I mean, my daughter's birth mom gave her up at birth (not under threat of having her taken--just as a safe haven case through the state). I don't know if she would or would not count my...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-28-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By heatherdeg
That is pretty far. And agreed, the younger they...

That is pretty far. And agreed, the younger they are the more visits they're likely to get--so make SURE you know who's doing the visit driving. If you can find a local foster parent support group,...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-28-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By heatherdeg
It truly depends on the state. As of 2010 (when...

It truly depends on the state. As of 2010 (when I left NJ), the NJ board rate (basic) was $730/month and I moved to IL (with the exact same cost of living) and it was just shy of $400/month and you...
Forum: Holiday Helper 2014   11-28-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 46
Posted By heatherdeg
Arrow Available: LOTS of books

Especially board books. Not new by any stretch but not gross by any stretch, either. Relatively gender-neutral.

Also have 3 bath tub books.

A few elementary aged kids books (the worst would...
Forum: France   10-05-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By heatherdeg
Question How hard is it for an expat to homeschool while in France?

We are considering spending a few months working (as a family) in France. Our kids are not teens yet. We homeschool here in the United States and I'm wondering how much trouble we would have in...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-17-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,466
Posted By heatherdeg
He's been in classroom settings a lot actually. ...

He's been in classroom settings a lot actually. He even managed a weekly 2-1/2 hour advanced math class every Saturday last fall and wanted to sign up for another 9-week round of it in winter (which...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-17-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,466
Posted By heatherdeg
If I have misinterpreted, I apologize. :namaste

If I have misinterpreted, I apologize. :namaste
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-16-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,466
Posted By heatherdeg
Actually, we've done exactly that (self-teaching...

Actually, we've done exactly that (self-teaching with what's available) until now and he articulated quite clearly that he wanted to learn with a group that was also learning the material so that he...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-16-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,466
Posted By heatherdeg
Thankful to have found this thread. We're...

Thankful to have found this thread. We're considering entering our son early. He's only 10 and really, we're only considering it for science since this is where he is voraciously and viciously...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-19-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By heatherdeg
Make sure you check Meetup.com and search...

Make sure you check Meetup.com and search "homeschool", "homeschoolers" and "homeschooling".  When I relocated I found some great finds that way.  :)
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-04-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By heatherdeg
Thanks--I wouldn't have thought the locations...

Thanks--I wouldn't have thought the locations differed and really, I just got the print catalogs and it appears we can take them here in IL, too.  So I'll have to look into that.  Was there a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-04-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By heatherdeg
Look for local Junior/First Lego League teams....

Look for local Junior/First Lego League teams.  They start at Kindergarten level.  http://www.usfirst.org  (http://www.usfirst.org)
 
Check the "locations" section of Engineering for Kids to see...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-04-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By heatherdeg
Mine is 9 (about to be 10) and works at various...

Mine is 9 (about to be 10) and works at various levels above his would-be grade level (4th) depending on the subject.  He's currently loving Carbon Chemistry from Ellen McHenry's Basement.  We've...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-29-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By heatherdeg
There's also a TON of building and creating...

There's also a TON of building and creating things.  So a kid who likes architecture or Legos could be in their glory.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-29-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By heatherdeg
And if so, did you find the courses to be...

And if so, did you find the courses to be engaging?  Or "enrichment" as in "higher level content but still classroomy in nature"?
 
If your kids attended, it would be helpful to know how old they...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-24-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By heatherdeg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Emaye http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394491/educational-minecraft-servers-to-join#post_17528565)
 Not...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-23-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By heatherdeg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394232/private-to-public-trouble#post_17526019)
 
Yeah, I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-14-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By heatherdeg
I have one of those.  :/  But good catch....

I have one of those.  :/  But good catch.  Sounds like you have an awesome situation.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-13-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By heatherdeg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Geofizz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-13-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By heatherdeg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394232/private-to-public-trouble#post_17525604)
  
As a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-13-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By heatherdeg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Geofizz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-13-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By heatherdeg
Hugs, mama.  If she has SPD, I wonder if that's...

Hugs, mama.  If she has SPD, I wonder if that's heightening her reactions overall (I have seen this happen).  And SPD kids often respond well to dietary intervention.  It's not about a "healthy...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-13-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By heatherdeg
I would be another one piping up for looking at...

I would be another one piping up for looking at diet.  Feingold definitely works for some--if not for ADD/ADHD then usually for other issues that people are unable to manage.  Please don't assume...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-13-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 27,542
Posted By heatherdeg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by anj_rn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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