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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-01-2003, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,034
Posted By erika
My 6-1/2 yo dd has also been making "slow"...

My 6-1/2 yo dd has also been making "slow" reading progress, in contrast with her incredible oral vocabulary and grammar (at age 4 she was correcting people who used lay/lie or who/whom...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-17-2003, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By erika
Even if your neice has a "learning disability",...

Even if your neice has a "learning disability", she may not need any "special services". I have a friend whose 4 unschooled children were all "learning disabled". They all learned to read around the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-31-2002, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By erika
I work full-time with a "flexible" schedule, but...

I work full-time with a "flexible" schedule, but I still have to put in face-time nearly every day. I go in at 6:30am, and play with my departure time so that on some days I come home at lunch time...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-16-2002, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By erika
Well, I'm working full time now and dh is hsing...

Well, I'm working full time now and dh is hsing and I really miss it. I try to leave work early some days and do cuisinaire rods on the weekends and all sorts of things to try to bring back the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-16-2002, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,262
Posted By erika
it's interesting to learn about your experience....

it's interesting to learn about your experience. my dd sounds similar, and we are sometimes tempted to put her in school to get a break from the intensity. she turns 6 in a few weeks, and it was...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-16-2002, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,735
Posted By erika
We've had three-1/2 years of Suzuki violin...

We've had three-1/2 years of Suzuki violin (since dd was 34 months old), and it all boils down to the teacher. We had to fire our first teacher who almost destroyed any love of music in dd AND me....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-02-2002, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By erika
as for your husband's dream - it may still be...

as for your husband's dream - it may still be able to happen. this year I am working full time (yikes) and my husband is staying home with the kids. because my work schedule is flexible, we are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-11-2002, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,824
Posted By erika
I'm sorry that I can't tell you anything about...

I'm sorry that I can't tell you anything about Calvert, but Five in a Row or Before Five in a Row might also be a nice place to start with your son. My experience has been that it can take a couple...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-11-2002, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By erika
It seems that most of the catalogs are...

It seems that most of the catalogs are Christian-based, so I just try to get several opinions on materials before I buy them. I just came across www.resourcefulhomeschooler.com...
Forum: Homebirth   06-06-2002, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By erika
if your policy allows you to choose any provider...

if your policy allows you to choose any provider (i.e. no network restrictions or HMO) and if they cover physicians and nurses, they will also cover CNMs and it doesn't matter where the services are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-06-2002, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,673
Posted By erika
Five in a Row has a separate Bible/character...

Five in a Row has a separate Bible/character supplement that you can opt not to purchase. The plain jane FIAR talks about values in a secular way. Stories with religious content (Clown of God) can...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-06-2002, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,341
Posted By erika
perhaps this is poor parenting technique, but I...

perhaps this is poor parenting technique, but I tend to take a very strict approach where safety is involved: if a small toy is left where the baby can get it, it goes in the trash, period (unless,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-04-2002, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By erika
Whew! We learned that hsing was easy until the...

Whew! We learned that hsing was easy until the baby started to crawl...!!!

It's too early to say whether I wasted any money, because most of our purchases were for materials that can be used for...
Forum: Homebirth   05-29-2002, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,253
Posted By erika
i had iv antibiotics for both my home births,...

i had iv antibiotics for both my home births, and i said - forget the hep lock, i don't want it - just re-insert the stupid iv each time! it was a lot easier than walking around with a thing in my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-29-2002, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By erika
hang in there. my 5yo dd used to be a human...

hang in there. my 5yo dd used to be a human tornado. well, she still is, but not quite as extreme as she was. i instituted a 'no friends over 'til the toys are picked up' policy (and she always...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-20-2002, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By erika
I'll second the Five in a Row suggestion. It's...

I'll second the Five in a Row suggestion. It's basically a series of unit studies based on children's literature. We've really enjoyed it a lot.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-17-2002, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By erika
I don't believe it has to be all or nothing. I...

I don't believe it has to be all or nothing. I believe I need a break from my kids every day (plus dh and I need time together) so I can be a better parent and hser.

Ideally, I would have a...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-16-2002, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,520
Posted By erika
mine has also been more anxiety/anger as well. ...

mine has also been more anxiety/anger as well.
isn't it a drag?
best wishes. I have my 2nd appointment in 90 minutes, and I can't wait!
Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-15-2002, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,520
Posted By erika
counseling is what i have done. no meds yet. So...

counseling is what i have done. no meds yet. So far, counseling alone has helped a lot!!!!! if you are worried about how you will be perceived, go photocopy the symptom list for PPD from Our Bodies,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-13-2002, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By erika
imo, unschooling means both 'follow my child'...

imo, unschooling means both 'follow my child' and 'lead gently'. At 5-1/2, she has not been exposed to enough of the world to know everything that may interest her, so I see it as my role to bring a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-13-2002, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,021
Posted By erika
Linda, I'm with you on the great, living books...

Linda,
I'm with you on the great, living books part, and i did see a lot of classics on the site. I think what threw me were the books I knew nothing about (Hillyer's Child's History of the World,...
Forum: Unschooling   05-12-2002, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By erika
here's an idea if you want to meet dh halfway -...

here's an idea if you want to meet dh halfway - what if you were to put together a newspaper with your son? it could be a summary of the year's studies or something you do just in a week or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-12-2002, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By erika
thanks for sharing that story with us! -e

thanks for sharing that story with us!
-e
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-11-2002, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,021
Posted By erika
thanks, linda, for the update on the new FIAR...

thanks, linda, for the update on the new FIAR vol! and for the website. I do find Charlotte Mason method appealing, but it seems a bit more steeped in Christianity than even FIAR. I have no problem...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-11-2002, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,021
Posted By erika
Thanks sooooo much for your response. It does...

Thanks sooooo much for your response. It does help a lot! That was what I wanted -detail about the stories. I think I would have been frustrated as well at the paucity of gnome stories. I already...
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