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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-07-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By starling&diesel
We're homeschooling, but with no specific...

We're homeschooling, but with no specific curriculum, except for math (we do Jump).
We haven't done any 'gifted' testing so far. I agree with the idea that there isn't much point unless you want...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-06-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By starling&diesel
Thanks for chiming in, Lottie. It is comforting...

Thanks for chiming in, Lottie. It is comforting to know that other folks are dealing with this kind of thing too.
And thank you for the site recommendation, Kathryn. Off to check it out now ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-29-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By starling&diesel
My 5yo DD has Tourette's, OCD, SPD, anxiety, is...

My 5yo DD has Tourette's, OCD, SPD, anxiety, is extremely bright and the doctor says ADHD too. I don't agree with the ADHD diagnosis in the typical sense in that she can and does happily sit still...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-29-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By starling&diesel
I so very much look forward to the time when DD...

I so very much look forward to the time when DD gets better at picking up other's cues regarding wanting/not wanting physical contact. I would say 'more than you can imagine' but I'm guessing this...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-29-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By starling&diesel
Thank you for posting, LaughingHyena. This...

Thank you for posting, LaughingHyena.

This rings true to me. I feel like we're in the dark at the crossroads right now, and the further we go down our own path, the further it diverges from the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-28-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By starling&diesel
Thank you so much for your thoughtful replies,...

Thank you so much for your thoughtful replies, Linda and Queen.
I really hope that I can integrate some of your mama-wisdom into my parental toolbox sooner than later and figure out how to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-27-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By starling&diesel
How much do you tell people?

We live in a lovely bubble; we homeschool and I work from home, and we live in a diverse urban community where quirks are the norm.

Therefore, my 5yo doesn't have to be anywhere at a certain...
Forum: Unschooling   05-21-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,053
Posted By starling&diesel
Well put, Erin.  It's nice to be coming at this...

Well put, Erin.  It's nice to be coming at this with a framework for myself, even if that framework is flexible and easily moved or reshaped, depending on our ever-changing intellectual needs and...
Forum: Unschooling   05-19-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,053
Posted By starling&diesel
Nice to see this thread revived! PBH (or...

Nice to see this thread revived!

PBH (or perhaps 'PBU'?) provides a nice catch phrase for what we do, and Lori's book helped us establish some regular practices as a family, such as prioritizing...
Forum: Mental Health   05-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By starling&diesel
I wouldn't mention it at all if it's a job where...

I wouldn't mention it at all if it's a job where there is no reason to (not particularly mentally taxing, which would be different for everyone).
If it's a job that is particularly mentally taxing,...
Forum: Unschooling   04-22-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 702
Posted By starling&diesel
Just popping in to sub so that I can come back...

Just popping in to sub so that I can come back later with a cup of tea and have a proper read.
But I will say it again, and again and again, Miranda ... PLEASE write a book.  Your ideas and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-12-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,173
Posted By starling&diesel
In the heat of the moment, when I use words that...

In the heat of the moment, when I use words that I wouldn't normally use, I feel badly.
When my kids say hurtful things to each other, I take care of the offended person, and when the moment has...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-09-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,173
Posted By starling&diesel
We have words that we just don't use in our...

We have words that we just don't use in our family. 'Stupid,'' hate,' 'dumb,' and 'boring' come to mind. (I could write a whole other post on the word 'boring.' I know it's not a 'bad' word, but it...
Forum: Unschooling   03-15-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By starling&diesel
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lurk.gi...

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Thanks for the responses, everyone. Interesting to read. I'd love to hear more, Miranda!
My 5yo struggles with OCD, SPD and severe anxiety, and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-06-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By starling&diesel
Wow, a lot of how you describe your son rings...

Wow, a lot of how you describe your son rings true for us too!
E has a very similar approach to her 'studies' ... viruses, for example. She's been fixated on them for about a year, and before that,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-05-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By starling&diesel
Hi Pranava ... There's a discussion over in...

Hi Pranava ...
There's a discussion over in the Mental Health forum (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1397929/navigating-the-early-days-of-childhood-anxiety-depression/20#post_17583300) that...
Forum: Mental Health   03-04-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,145
Posted By starling&diesel
That sounds so hard. I'm sorry that it's been...

That sounds so hard. I'm sorry that it's been such a difficult weekend.
Again, I'm coming from being a mama to a much younger child (5), but after reading your latest post, I think I would take him...
Forum: Mental Health   02-28-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,145
Posted By starling&diesel
Quote:Originally Posted by...

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Forum: The Childhood Years   02-24-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By starling&diesel
Moomintrolls Galaxy Zack Tale of Desperaux ...

Moomintrolls
Galaxy Zack
Tale of Desperaux
The Borrowers
Trumpet of the Swan
Charlotte's Web
The "Amazing Esme" books are AWESOME. Main character is a girl, but she has three boy cousins who...
Forum: Mental Health   02-24-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By starling&diesel
Bumping ... anyone?

Bumping ... anyone?
Forum: Mental Health   02-24-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,145
Posted By starling&diesel
@Peony...

@Peony (http://www.mothering.com/u/11639/Peony)... That is such an immensely helpful analogy.
Thank you for that. Truly.
I'm going to talk to DP about it, and see if we can empty some out of our...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-22-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By starling&diesel
We're homeschoolers! So is @seraf...

We're homeschoolers!
So is @seraf (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/1986/seraf), and she has oodles of experience homeschooling/unschooling.
As for how 'lesbian families homeschool' ... no...
Forum: Mental Health   02-22-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,145
Posted By starling&diesel
That sounds hard, mama. I'm so sorry that your...

That sounds hard, mama.
I'm so sorry that your son is struggling.

My 5yo daughter is awash in anxiety/depression and has been since the moment she was born. We work with a pediatrician and...
Forum: Unschooling   02-16-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By starling&diesel
Hi Erin ... We've been taking out the pages and...

Hi Erin ... We've been taking out the pages and slipping then into a page protector so E can use dry erase markers. I don't know if this is ideal, because she sometimes wipes off the work she just...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-07-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,165
Views: 14,621
Posted By starling&diesel
Hi all! Everr ... I'm so sorry to hear about...

Hi all!
Everr ... I'm so sorry to hear about your mom! How troubling, and hard on the heart and head. I so hope things start looking up. Way up, Mama!
Mal ... I think of you often. And I hope...
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