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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-20-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-20-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,558
Posted By ReadyMom
My oldest child tried to step in and give me a...

My oldest child tried to step in and give me a hand, doing the songs and fingerplays and marching around so that the little kids would model her. They still hated it. :shrug:
 
We use The...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-20-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,558
Posted By ReadyMom
My kids hated Enki. They hated the fingerplays,...

My kids hated Enki. They hated the fingerplays, they hated the songs, they hated the crafts that made no sense, and they hated the watered-down, non-intellectual stories. I can't compare Enki with...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-04-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,794
Posted By ReadyMom
Quote: Originally Posted by MissinNYC...

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Originally Posted by MissinNYC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15473681)
Well, that;s ridiculous, really.

It's...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-02-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,794
Posted By ReadyMom
Quote: Originally Posted by MissinNYC...

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Originally Posted by MissinNYC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15473039)
But I question the ethics of adopting a...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-02-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,794
Posted By ReadyMom
Quote: Originally Posted by MissinNYC...

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Originally Posted by MissinNYC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15468868)
why not move the people who cannot...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-31-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,794
Posted By ReadyMom
Quote: Originally Posted by Smithie...

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Originally Posted by Smithie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15464369)
I'm deeply uncomfortable with the idea of...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-27-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,794
Posted By ReadyMom
Understand that your child may have views about...

Understand that your child may have views about adoption that don't mesh with yours, and that your child's experience of adoption will be different than yours. Don't feel responsible for "fixing"...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-24-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By ReadyMom
I have three children, one bio and two via...

I have three children, one bio and two via adoption (and a teenaged nephew who lives with me). One of my children struggles with attachment. It has been helpful to me to reframe the concept of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-04-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By ReadyMom
Quote: Originally Posted by Momma Aimee...

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Originally Posted by Momma Aimee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15140847)
what are your thoughts?

If he asked...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-03-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By ReadyMom
My nephew, who is in high school, lives with me....

My nephew, who is in high school, lives with me. The main thing I have learned in my years dealing with the schools is that schools are mostly interested in getting you to bend to their will and are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-02-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By ReadyMom
Quote: Originally Posted by Momma Aimee...

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Originally Posted by Momma Aimee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14746678)
i like it for teh WHY but did not get a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-02-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By ReadyMom
My oldest child is 8. We follow The Well-Trained...

My oldest child is 8. We follow The Well-Trained Mind, and we love it. I think that it is a well-structured yet highly flexible program. I feel free to make substitutions whenever I want, but I feel...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-01-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By ReadyMom
I think many homeschoolers today see...

I think many homeschoolers today see homeschooling simply as one option, with public and private schools being other options. I know several people who were homeschooling in the 60s and 70s, and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-16-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By ReadyMom
I would never fundraise for homeschooling....

I would never fundraise for homeschooling. Choosing to homeschool means taking responsibility for your children's education, and that includes paying for it yourself. I don't see anything wrong with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-29-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,334
Posted By ReadyMom
My answer to any of the "Why do kids need to...

My answer to any of the "Why do kids need to know ..." questions is "Because education is about equipping children to be the architects of their own lives, and having a broad base of knowledge opens...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-26-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By ReadyMom
I think that a language can be learned with...

I think that a language can be learned with great proficiency by people of any age. Millions, maybe billions, of adults learn new languages to proficiency. It depends, however, on how much effort...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-03-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 24,970
Posted By ReadyMom
Quote: Originally Posted by eilonwy...

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Originally Posted by eilonwy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/4372646)
1. Title your post with the name of the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-26-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,781
Posted By ReadyMom
My nephew was born by traditional surrogacy. It...

My nephew was born by traditional surrogacy. It has been a real disaster for our family. My brother's sperm was inseminated into another woman (someone my brother and SIL knew), so that woman is...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-13-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By ReadyMom
Quote: Originally Posted by athansor...

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Originally Posted by athansor http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12979576)
somehow we should send the message that if...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-13-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By ReadyMom
My dh and I and our three children (seven and...

My dh and I and our three children (seven and younger) are vegan.

I read recently that PETA is now calling fish "sea kittens." They have a website (which I have visited) aimed at children that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-30-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,320
Posted By ReadyMom
Do you have a community of homeschoolers to...

Do you have a community of homeschoolers to which you belong? To me, homeschooling is the norm because we socialize with so many other homeschoolers.

Is the "Moms Who Send Their Kids to School"...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-19-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,381
Posted By ReadyMom
Quote: Originally Posted by Mizelenius...

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Originally Posted by Mizelenius http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12828366)
Would you actually say I was being selfish...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-17-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,381
Posted By ReadyMom
I neither jumped all over her nor was negative....

I neither jumped all over her nor was negative. I stated my opinion and offered my suggestions. I'm assuming that people don't post on discussion boards unless they want opinions and discussion. If...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-17-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,381
Posted By ReadyMom
Well, I certainly never said it's appalling. It...

Well, I certainly never said it's appalling. It seems, however, from your original post that you routinely expect that your daughter should get a spot in classes not meant for kids her age and that...
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