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Forum: Unschooling   12-12-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 815
Posted By rightkindofme
I wasn't trying to be mean. I'm sorry.

I wasn't trying to be mean. I'm sorry.
Forum: Unschooling   12-11-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 815
Posted By rightkindofme
We don't formally do music like some of the...

We don't formally do music like some of the fancy-pants here, but I find that if I make up a song to give directions they listen better than if I talk.

Like:

It's time to load the dishwasher, ...
Forum: Unschooling   12-03-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 815
Posted By rightkindofme
Today for "unschooling" I'm leaving the kids with...

Today for "unschooling" I'm leaving the kids with their much beloved babysitter and I'm going to a movie theatre by myself. I'm not sure I've ever done it before. I really want to see Mockingjay.
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Forum: Unschooling   11-30-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,056
Posted By rightkindofme
My local friends are having experiences more like...

My local friends are having experiences more like yours as their opening experience of these schools. Around here, everything operates from the "Let Us Judge You" camp. It's very unwelcoming.
Forum: Unschooling   11-30-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,056
Posted By rightkindofme
Eagerly awaiting the next installment! You are...

Eagerly awaiting the next installment! You are explaining why I don't want to work with charter schools. *shiver*
Forum: Unschooling   11-24-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,131
Posted By rightkindofme
I feel like the kids are doing great and I'm......

I feel like the kids are doing great and I'm... not. I had a doctors appointment today but no one gave me the instruction sheet so now I have an appointment in two weeks. It takes a solid 7 days to...
Forum: Unschooling   11-20-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,131
Posted By rightkindofme
That sounds like an awesome negotiation! :D

That sounds like an awesome negotiation! :D
Forum: Unschooling   11-19-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,131
Posted By rightkindofme
I just deleted all the Depeche Mode off my...

I just deleted all the Depeche Mode off my computer. I was running out of hard drive space and I had to delete stuff so the first thing off was all the music I inherited from my much older boyfriend...
Forum: Unschooling   11-19-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,131
Posted By rightkindofme
I just registered us for the Bay Area Brony...

I just registered us for the Bay Area Brony Spectacular. Otherwise known as the My Little Pony convention near our house.

I know that I could take my kids to the weekend portion if they went to...
Forum: Unschooling   11-18-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,131
Posted By rightkindofme
I spent last week sick in bed so "homeschooling"...

I spent last week sick in bed so "homeschooling" meant "screen time for the win". I was shocked by how much I slept. I *never* do that. Sleeping during the day is just about impossible for me. I...
Forum: Unschooling   11-18-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 318
Posted By rightkindofme
I had fellow teachers who would *throw away*...

I had fellow teachers who would *throw away* assignments that weren't written properly. Sometimes properly meant written in blue or black ink only. Sometimes the letters weren't shaped properly.
...
Forum: Unschooling   11-11-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 318
Posted By rightkindofme
My kids have an iPad app that shows them how to...

My kids have an iPad app that shows them how to form letters. I've never discussed the topic with them. By 6 and 4 they have pretty much taught themselves printing and the words look fine to me.
...
Forum: Unschooling   11-05-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,121
Posted By rightkindofme
My home school group has a book club. When "my"...

My home school group has a book club. When "my" books get chosen everyone shows up and says, "I couldn't even get through it" and I don't like the books they choose so I don't go any more. :) It is...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-03-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,832
Posted By rightkindofme
I have grown up in nudist environments. I...

I have grown up in nudist environments. I wouldn't care or have a problem with it. If my boys didn't want to look at their sister naked I would say the exact same words I say to men who "don't want...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-03-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By rightkindofme
Wow. You already dislike this kid and think she...

Wow. You already dislike this kid and think she can't measure up to your daughter. This is only going to get worse as they grow up. Sharing a room will probably be really really bad.
Forum: Unschooling   11-02-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,131
Posted By rightkindofme
Folks around here are getting very whiny because...

Folks around here are getting very whiny because it *rained* and dropped down to *55 degrees* (overnight--days are still in the 60's). I hear words like "freezing" and phrases like "trapped in the...
Forum: Unschooling   10-31-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,716
Posted By rightkindofme
I feel like this week is a lesson in my attitude...

I feel like this week is a lesson in my attitude being a problem. The girls picked out Halloween costumes from Etsy a while back. I don't sew. Then this week their grandmother mailed them different...
Forum: Unschooling   10-28-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,121
Posted By rightkindofme
I don't think that everyone MUST be forced to...

I don't think that everyone MUST be forced to read fiction whether they like it or not. I think that is harmful.

But I find that people who are self-proclaimed "non-readers" I stop talking to...
Forum: Unschooling   10-28-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,716
Posted By rightkindofme
This month we are coasting. Lots of playing. No...

This month we are coasting. Lots of playing. No classes. I spent two weekends in a full-force self-defense class and I have been extremely boring afterwards. So tired and sore.

Oldest finished up...
Forum: Unschooling   10-15-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,121
Posted By rightkindofme
I'm a former English teacher. I have strong...

I'm a former English teacher. I have strong feelings about fiction. There has been some research that reading fiction increases empathy:...
Forum: Unschooling   10-15-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By rightkindofme
:( How sad.

:( How sad.
Forum: Unschooling   10-13-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By rightkindofme
My shrink, my husband, and many of my friends...

My shrink, my husband, and many of my friends have been worried about me (longest period of depression since I got married 8 years ago) so I managed to talk two of my closest girlfriends into a trip...
Forum: Unschooling   10-12-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By rightkindofme
Miranda I don't see how there would be time in...

Miranda I don't see how there would be time in the day for you to do more. :)
Forum: Unschooling   10-11-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,716
Posted By rightkindofme
My husband reads to me and has since we first...

My husband reads to me and has since we first started dating. We've read all of The Lord of the Rings, Atlas Shrugged, The Last Unicorn, Bridge of Birds and a whole bunch of other books I can't think...
Forum: Unschooling   10-10-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By rightkindofme
I can't speak to Canada. :) I live in the San...

I can't speak to Canada. :) I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the biggest tech hubs in the world. Most of the people I know work in technology in some capacity. There is a very clear...
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