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Forum: Waldorf   05-01-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By insahmniak
Well I did some exploring and found a long list...

Well I did some exploring and found a long list of suggested questions.  Yay!  I'll post it here (http://www.openwaldorf.com/checklist.html) in case anyone in interested.
 
Forum: Waldorf   05-01-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By insahmniak
We're considering moving from home school to...

We're considering moving from home school to waldorf.  Daughter would be gr 4. 
 
I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions as to what questions to ask.  We're not totally set on Waldorf.  In fact...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   10-27-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 36,824
Posted By insahmniak
Sources for fractionals? We're looking to...

Sources for fractionals?

We're looking to move from 1/8 to 1/4 - wow. It seems like a huge jump in size! And if the tone is not very pleasing, well, you have all that much more of it. So I feel...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   10-21-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 36,824
Posted By insahmniak
Quote: Originally Posted by Bekka...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bekka http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15969291)

Could you have your dd describe how an...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   10-21-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 36,824
Posted By insahmniak
Dealing with a request to change teachers.... ...

Dealing with a request to change teachers....

My daughter (recently turned 7) has been with the same teacher for 4 years and for the past month or so she's been sighing when I bring up her...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-15-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,455
Posted By insahmniak
We had another rehearsal, so here I am to give...

We had another rehearsal, so here I am to give an update.

After reading through your responses and giving it more thought, I realized that she values this activity as a time to go off and do...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-14-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By insahmniak
A great thing to add is sprouted mung beans. I...

A great thing to add is sprouted mung beans. I remember eating just sprouted mung beans, with some sliced onion, drizzled with lemon and sprinkled with salt. So good for you and refreshing! Mung...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-08-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,455
Posted By insahmniak
Quote: Originally Posted by zeldamomma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by zeldamomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15601244)
...Now she's almost 9, and if I see her...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-08-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,455
Posted By insahmniak
Quote: Originally Posted by happysmileylady...

Quote:
Originally Posted by happysmileylady http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15601143)
My DH does not take corrective...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-08-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,455
Posted By insahmniak
Maybe I wasn't clear, because in the above...

Maybe I wasn't clear, because in the above scenario it would seem very rude to me to not physically offer the paper. Let me try to describe it again and see if you still would feel patronized:
...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-08-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,455
Posted By insahmniak
No - I have never handled this as a discipline...

No - I have never handled this as a discipline issue. Rather, we've talked about it as a problem we need to solve. (ie This shooting daggers at me isn't working for me. What's going on? How can we...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-08-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,455
Posted By insahmniak
Help! Anyone here dealing with this? I'll...

Help!
Anyone here dealing with this?

I'll give a recent scenario:
We were at a friends house getting instruction and music for a stage performance we are going to participate in. Rehearsal is...
Forum: Family Safety   07-07-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,570
Posted By insahmniak
We love ours, and that's saying a lot because I...

We love ours, and that's saying a lot because I *really* loved the little red hot Subie we traded in. My daughter is 7 and uses a booster by Sunshine Kids.

The safety features on the Prius that...
Forum: Family Safety   06-30-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By insahmniak
We have an U-shaped backyard that wraps around...

We have an U-shaped backyard that wraps around our L-shaped house. All margins of our property have privacy fence on them from our neighbors, but our yard is open from the margins to the house. It's...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-30-2010, 03:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,503
Posted By insahmniak
I wanted to post and update that I just picked...

I wanted to post and update that I just picked up the Eides book from the library today, and I'm reading the vision section. I'm curious and would love to do some kind of casual, at-home assessment....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-16-2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,503
Posted By insahmniak
Thank you for the replies. It's nice to find...

Thank you for the replies. It's nice to find people who've been there and get a wide range of perspectives.

I've been chatting recently with another mom who has a child with special needs and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-14-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,503
Posted By insahmniak
We have DD's numbers back from the WISC and it...

We have DD's numbers back from the WISC and it looks to me like they are highlighting for us a potential issue that we've wondered about. She qualifies for the local gifted program, but her...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-07-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,981
Posted By insahmniak
Can I jump in and ask a question? Does wool...

Can I jump in and ask a question? Does wool straight off a sheep stink?

I am about to get 12 sheep's worth of shearing. And I'll only have a couple days to process/clean it before going out of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-27-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,639
Posted By insahmniak
My daughter and I visited this morning and...

My daughter and I visited this morning and stayed for three hours. Everyone seemed nice and was very welcoming to my daughter. And the students were very curious about her.

The teacher seemed...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-27-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,639
Posted By insahmniak
Quote: Originally Posted by Marimami...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marimami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15449085)
I don't think I was very clear....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-26-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,639
Posted By insahmniak
Quote: Originally Posted by Marimami...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marimami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15445085)
When I think about all the things that I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-25-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,639
Posted By insahmniak
My daughter's assessment results are in and...

My daughter's assessment results are in and she's been accepted to a full-time gifted program at our local school. I've met the teacher who at first flush seems very kind, organized and open. The...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-21-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,226
Posted By insahmniak
My daughter requested to read To Kill a...

My daughter requested to read To Kill a Mockingbird today and while I'm generally fairly open about what she reads this one has me kind of hesitant. There is definitely adult content in it. She...
Forum: Natural Body Care   05-19-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 93,825
Posted By insahmniak
I'm thinking of getting a mini-shower, but I...

I'm thinking of getting a mini-shower, but I have a question: how do you get used to the cold? Our house is always cold, and especially in winter I think it could take a lot of nerve to spray myself...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-05-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By insahmniak
That's exactly what I was looking for. If this...

That's exactly what I was looking for. If this thread gets lots of views it's because I'm looking it over again and again trying to get it to feel at home in my brain. Explanations have always been...
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