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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-19-2011, 07:14 PM
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Posted By midnightwriter
I thought it sounded like fun and signed up two...

I thought it sounded like fun and signed up two years ago. Then my first assigned person had a three paragraph list of specifications--no humour, no touristy, no animals; nothing home made; art, but...
Forum: Unschooling   08-27-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,194
Posted By midnightwriter
For a Saturday Evening comparison:   The...

For a Saturday Evening comparison:
 
The ENTIRE mothering boards, of which unschooling is a tiny section: 1917 users (229 members, 1688 guests)
The WTM boards, in their entirety devoted to...
Forum: Unschooling   08-27-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By midnightwriter
Does the board answer your needs? Would you like...

Does the board answer your needs? Would you like things to be different? What would you like others to do to achieve this? What would you be able to do yourself to achieve this? Anything else that I...
Forum: Unschooling   08-27-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By midnightwriter
Note: ***When I say 'gifted', I also mean...

Note: ***When I say 'gifted', I also mean 'highly motivated, enaged, passionate'.
 
Note #2: I meant to have the option of answering more than one question on the poll, obviously, as many here...
Forum: Unschooling   08-27-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By midnightwriter
I'm curious about the numbers and intentions.

I'm curious about the numbers and intentions.
Forum: Unschooling   08-27-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,194
Posted By midnightwriter
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Quote:Originally Posted by SweetSilver http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unschooling   08-26-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,194
Posted By midnightwriter
Is there a more active unschooling discussion...

Is there a more active unschooling discussion board somewhere? I remember some time ago a new one came up, but I can't even find it anymore, and when I did check it out it was even deader than here....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By midnightwriter
       I would pull a 6-year-old...



 
 

 
I would pull a 6-year-old like your ds out of school in a heartbeat, and focus instead on finding opportunities for him to gradually stretch himself socially. Look for ways to entice...
Forum: Unschooling   08-26-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By midnightwriter
When my 9yo was 6-7, she wrote a long story...

When my 9yo was 6-7, she wrote a long story about unicorns, in print letters. She worked on it a little bit every day for several weeks, if not months. Then she stopped, and haven't showed any...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-23-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,160
Posted By midnightwriter
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Quote:Originally Posted by 1littlebit http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-19-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By midnightwriter
If it is inaccurate, vague or sloppy, DD might...

If it is inaccurate, vague or sloppy, DD might react in the same way that yours does. She's very picky, in general, about what she reads.
 
We talk about what goes into publishing a book,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-15-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By midnightwriter
Didn't know about it. I'm not surprised.

Didn't know about it. I'm not surprised.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-15-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,370
Posted By midnightwriter
Thank you! I have a good list now. Btw, we...

Thank you! I have a good list now. Btw, we *adore* My Neighbour Totoro. Haven't watched the Kiki's delivery...as it is characterised as 'darker'. But the last time I thought about it was a year ago.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-15-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By midnightwriter
 My daughter was really upset by Babe (the...


My daughter was really upset by Babe (the movie). And Babe2 terrified her. We watched the first 15 minutes, and that was enough.
 
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-14-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,049
Posted By midnightwriter
My gut feeling would be to go with #2. I grew up...

My gut feeling would be to go with #2. I grew up in a communist country, and it seems that  the mentality of gossip and reporting to authorities is dying way too slowly.
 
Depending on your...
Forum: Parenting   08-14-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By midnightwriter
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Forum: Parenting   08-14-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By midnightwriter
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Quote:Originally Posted by karne http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   08-14-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By midnightwriter
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Quote:Originally Posted by mtiger http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   08-14-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By midnightwriter
The instructor walks near her or watches from...

The instructor walks near her or watches from the center. I see the istructor talk to her, but because of the distance, I don't know what she is saying.
 
DD keeps asking for a different horse,...
Forum: Parenting   08-14-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By midnightwriter
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Quote:Originally Posted by karne http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   08-12-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By midnightwriter
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Forum: Parenting   08-12-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By midnightwriter
A 'surprise bag' of things you can find in a...

A 'surprise bag' of things you can find in a thrift store or dollar store--matchbox cars, little superheroes, stretcheable lizards and son on. We flew a lot when my kids were the same age as yours,...
Forum: Parenting   08-12-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,755
Posted By midnightwriter
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Quote:Originally Posted by Klynne http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   08-12-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By midnightwriter
Thank you for all the thoughtful responses, this...

Thank you for all the thoughtful responses, this is really, really helpful. More thoughts and questions below...
 
I'm considering having DD take some lessons at other stables, just to see how...
Forum: Parenting   08-12-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By midnightwriter
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