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Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-23-2014, 07:13 AM
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Posted By hydrangea
Has she lost weight or stopped gaining?

Has she lost weight or stopped gaining?
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-23-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,085
Posted By hydrangea
Well, as I said, it turns out she has...

Well, as I said, it turns out she has asperger's, and this was one of the earlier signs. I don't mean this is the case with every child who is taking a while, but it is worth staying aware of how...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-17-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,472
Posted By hydrangea
Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...

Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394754/still-not-what-i-expected#post_17533698)
  
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-17-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,472
Posted By hydrangea
I have one daughter with Asperger's (she's very...

I have one daughter with Asperger's (she's very high functioning, many people have no idea) and one daughter who hasn't been diagnosed with it but has some big similarities with her sister. They are...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,085
Posted By hydrangea
Well I actually wrote that way back in 2002, and...

Well I actually wrote that way back in 2002, and that 3yo daughter is now 15. How funny that Mothering is still finding me with responses.
 
I'm guessing Elsa's post below is spam -- otherwise why...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-02-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,682
Posted By hydrangea
Some good answers. And I think sometimes people...

Some good answers. And I think sometimes people have to figure it out for themselves -- and not because someone else is embarassed for them. Please consider whether it is a serious problem for her...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-18-2004, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By hydrangea
What's the difference between a workbook and a...

What's the difference between a workbook and a maze book or a coloring book or crossword puzzle book or a sticker book? Workbooks can be really fun for children who have never been pressured by a...
Forum: Activism and News   04-17-2004, 11:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,219
Posted By hydrangea
Oh, and I wanted to post that I am not shocked...

Oh, and I wanted to post that I am not shocked about this at all. HSLDA is known as a Christian group. I have read about their bias for years.

The problem is that I don't think they make it clear...
Forum: Activism and News   04-17-2004, 11:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,219
Posted By hydrangea
Dragonfly, I'm coming out of posting dormancy to...

Dragonfly, I'm coming out of posting dormancy to share that my experience is like yours. I know a lot of homeschoolers, and very few of them homeschool for Christian reasons. Many that I know do...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-17-2003, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By hydrangea
You'll never see a polar bear and a penguin...

You'll never see a polar bear and a penguin together in their natural habitats. Polar bears only live near the north pole and penguins only live near the south pole.

My girls love pointing out...
Forum: Unschooling   09-11-2003, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By hydrangea
Personally I'd ask him. He's old enough to know...

Personally I'd ask him. He's old enough to know how he feels about learning to swim on his own or whether he'd like lessons. But if you ask him, make sure you are willing to go with what he wants....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2003, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By hydrangea
Check out this thread...

Check out this thread (http://www.unschooling.com/discus/messages/37/9030.html?MondaySeptember820030828am) on "If you could design an unschooling house… " on unschooling.com...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-06-2003, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By hydrangea
I haven't seen FIAR, but if you liked the...

I haven't seen FIAR, but if you liked the general idea, just not those particular books, you might want to take a look at the book "Story Stretchers" and its sequels. They have activities based on...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-06-2003, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By hydrangea
I'm with you. We do a fair amount, but it is all...

I'm with you. We do a fair amount, but it is all really local, and I am careful about scheduling things so all the things on the same day are in the same directions. Neither my kids nor I do well...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-06-2003, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 856
Posted By hydrangea
I think I might be going overboard this year....

I think I might be going overboard this year. Last year I was really depressed though, and I'm thinking the more activities we have, the better. I will probably drop a few next semester.

We have...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   09-04-2003, 07:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,325
Posted By hydrangea
Rianna, I think we must be married to the same...

Rianna, I think we must be married to the same man!

How do I feel? I've been married to him for ten years (as of yesterday), dated him a year before that, and was close friends with him for five...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   09-03-2003, 02:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 921
Posted By hydrangea
I had this situation. I really wanted more...

I had this situation. I really wanted more children and my husband really didn't. It was very upsetting and we argued all the time about it. At one point I said "I really want more children and you...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   09-03-2003, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,325
Posted By hydrangea
Oops! Double post!

Oops! Double post!
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   09-03-2003, 01:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,325
Posted By hydrangea
My dh and I have the exact same discussions. He...

My dh and I have the exact same discussions. He is not an overly sexual man, and he doesn't ever talk about individual women. But when we are discussing the male psyche or the differences between...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-03-2003, 03:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By hydrangea
I'd rather ask -- give me a good reason why, if...

I'd rather ask -- give me a good reason why, if I can possibly afford to stay home with my children, I would send them off to school.

Homeschooling just seems like the natural progression from...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-03-2003, 02:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By hydrangea
There's a book called "The Homeschooling Book of...

There's a book called "The Homeschooling Book of Answers" by Linda Dobson that might be a help to you. It helped me a lot in the beginning.

Home Education Magazine...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-03-2003, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By hydrangea
I moved from that area a few years ago. I know...

I moved from that area a few years ago. I know there are a bunch of homeschoolers there. At least one of the current Upper West Side LLL leaders lives in Columbia housing and homeschools. She...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-03-2003, 02:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,792
Posted By hydrangea
Think summer vacation. And just keep it going....

Think summer vacation. And just keep it going. Or think about what you did when your children were babies and toddlers and, if they weren't in school, preschoolers, and just keep doing that. Yes,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-03-2003, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By hydrangea
TALC is open two days a week (Mondays and...

TALC is open two days a week (Mondays and Wednesdays) from 9 to 2. There are usually three 1 1/2 hour sessions (instructors can use less time if they like) with breaks in between during that time,...
Forum: Unschooling   08-31-2003, 12:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By hydrangea
Indigolilybear, it sounds like you have a great...

Indigolilybear, it sounds like you have a great understanding of your child and what is best for her and will be able to continue to evaluate this charter school situation as it goes on. I will be...
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