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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-12-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By frenchie
We are completing our Kinder year, and we used...

We are completing our Kinder year, and we used K-12. Part of the K-12 curriculum, aside from Language Arts, is Phonics. Spelling is part of the Phonics curriculum. I have personally found Phonics...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-12-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By frenchie
We're doing Waldorf HSing for 1st grade. I ran...

We're doing Waldorf HSing for 1st grade. I ran across this website on Goodle...http://www.waldorfcurriculum.com/index.html. It's a WONDERFUL website. It's on the verge of overwhelming with info....
Forum: Parenting   03-01-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By frenchie
I wouldn't put a negative spin on it. I'd...

I wouldn't put a negative spin on it. I'd explain that when people get older, their skin sags and hangs on their bodies, especially their faces. Tell her that her grandma felt that her skin was...
Forum: Parenting   03-01-2009, 02:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By frenchie
FYI: parking is $12, not $10...

FYI: parking is $12, not $10 http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif

If you plan to spend money on souveniers, I recommend purchasing Disney Dollars, just for the fun of it....
Forum: Parenting   02-27-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,878
Posted By frenchie
Quote: Originally Posted by BarnMomma...

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Originally Posted by BarnMomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13268565)
I think I"m in the minority here but here...
Forum: Parenting   02-25-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,422
Posted By frenchie
Clothing like that are "park clothes". If it...

Clothing like that are "park clothes". If it gets stained, or tears, big deal. As for the toys...they are just toys. I don't make a big deal about toys, unless they are unreasonably noisy. SIL...
Forum: Parenting   02-25-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By frenchie
Quote: Originally Posted by Tigerchild...

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Originally Posted by Tigerchild http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13259455)

It's totally normal for your own...
Forum: Parenting   02-25-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By frenchie
I can't tell you just HOW MUCH I can relate to...

I can't tell you just HOW MUCH I can relate to you, without typing a full on novel. I went to therapy years ago, because my marriage was falling apart. Turns out, my therapy ended up being all about...
Forum: Parenting   02-25-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,878
Posted By frenchie
B-day, Christmas and Easter. My kids have A LOT...

B-day, Christmas and Easter. My kids have A LOT of toys, and never have a NEED for extra toys. I will buy books or games any time of the year, but not toys.


How do you handle ungrateful...
Forum: Parenting   02-24-2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,910
Posted By frenchie
Today went REALLY well!! We had whole grain...

Today went REALLY well!! We had whole grain pancakes, fruit and yogurt for breakfast. Mac n Cheese with fruit for lunch, and Veggie Taco salad for dinner. He actually asked for seconds at dinner. He...
Forum: Parenting   02-24-2009, 02:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By frenchie
I have 2 vegetarian kids. Even though both sides...

I have 2 vegetarian kids. Even though both sides of the family would feed the kids meat if they could, they respect our wishes. They were quite vocal about their opposition at first, but once they...
Forum: Parenting   02-23-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,910
Posted By frenchie
Quote: Originally Posted by ixia...

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Originally Posted by ixia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13240649)
I haven't read all of the replies, and I don't...
Forum: Parenting   02-23-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,910
Posted By frenchie
Quote: Originally Posted by wagamama...

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Originally Posted by wagamama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13240650)
I read the whole thread, and one thing that...
Forum: Parenting   02-23-2009, 03:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,910
Posted By frenchie
Quote: Originally Posted by jenners26...

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Originally Posted by jenners26 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13238115)
Hmm. I think I have a little bit different...
Forum: Parenting   02-23-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,910
Posted By frenchie
Quote: Originally Posted by 2xy...

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Originally Posted by 2xy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13238155)

Does your DS get to make many choices for...
Forum: Parenting   02-22-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,344
Posted By frenchie
Quote: Originally Posted by HappyHelpmate...

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Originally Posted by HappyHelpmate http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13233758)
You've done the right thing. I'm very...
Forum: Parenting   02-22-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,344
Posted By frenchie
You definitely did the right thing! I am fearful...

You definitely did the right thing! I am fearful for that little boy though. His behavior is indicative of a child that is being, or has been molested. It's one thing to explore out of curiosity,...
Forum: Parenting   02-22-2009, 03:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,910
Posted By frenchie
Thank you for sharing...

Thank you for sharing thathttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Parenting   02-22-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,910
Posted By frenchie
I want to thank all of you for your replies. You...

I want to thank all of you for your replies. You all have contributed such great advice and words of encouragement...thank you!
I am going to sit up tonite and devise a plan. I already told DS that...
Forum: Parenting   02-22-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,910
Posted By frenchie
I feel like a big jerk of a mom right now. My...

I feel like a big jerk of a mom right now. My blood pressure is boiling, and I'm ready to just put my own head through a wall.
My 6 year old became a picky eater practically over night. When he...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-03-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By frenchie
I once knew a kid exactly like your son. Once he...

I once knew a kid exactly like your son. Once he turned 3, his parents finally had him evaluated. Turns out he's autistic.
I'm not saying that your child is autistic. However, the pps made some...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-03-2009, 02:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,329
Posted By frenchie
Quote: Originally Posted by sapphire_chan...

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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12851525)
That's a relief. I was thinking that 3...
Forum: Parenting   09-09-2008, 02:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,699
Posted By frenchie
It's the law in CA, there's nothing to debate...

It's the law in CA, there's nothing to debate about here. No helmet, no ride.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2008, 01:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 758
Posted By frenchie
Quote: Originally Posted by rainbowmoon...

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Originally Posted by rainbowmoon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12130383)

I really highly doubt anyone is going...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-07-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 444
Posted By frenchie
I think it really depends on your child, and the...

I think it really depends on your child, and the logistics within your home. Our dining room, living room and kitchen are one great big room. There is NO WAY I could teach my son on the dining room...
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