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Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-13-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 218
Posted By homeschoolingmama
While I wish that my children didn't worry about...

While I wish that my children didn't worry about how things looked, some of them do. If my 11yo daughter was insecure about riding the other bike and sat down and was honest with me about it I would...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-13-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Thought about means considered. I feel it should...

Thought about means considered. I feel it should be considered. I responded to the probably not real OP. This is my opinion and you have a different one. That is ok. I don't feel like debating...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-11-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Actually I believe that everyone's comfort in the...

Actually I believe that everyone's comfort in the home should be considered. Don't really have much else to say. We just disagree. :)
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-11-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By homeschoolingmama
If you are really against a harness I would hold...

If you are really against a harness I would hold their hand. No choice. If they refuse you pick him up. Tiring, yes. Safe, yes. He will learn to hold your hand if he wants to walk. Explain to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-11-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I think it should be thought about. Yes, they...

I think it should be thought about. Yes, they could be called on. They may say that it is abuse to have a 15 year old girl walking around naked in front of her impressionable brothers. They could...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-11-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I would be uncomfortable with it and that is ok. ...

I would be uncomfortable with it and that is ok. Everyone has different comfort levels in their home. I think everyone in the house should be ok with it before it happens. That shows respect for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-09-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Another thing. As they get older they play with...

Another thing. As they get older they play with each other. I have 6 children under 12 and they occupy each other. I have always wanted to be that mom that gets down and plays but I am just not. ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-11-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,239
Posted By homeschoolingmama
It is hard to say because I don't know your...

It is hard to say because I don't know your relationship with your daughter. With my daughter I would gently and honestly tell her what I think and ask her opinion on it. I would mention for her to...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-08-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,692
Posted By homeschoolingmama
So we are officially approved now to adopt. We...

So we are officially approved now to adopt. We are waiting for our meeting with our adoption worker. We would like to adopt 2 siblings under the age of 5. There is a lot of waiting in this...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-10-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,692
Posted By homeschoolingmama
The waiting is killing me!!!!! Every step we...

The waiting is killing me!!!!! Every step we have to wait. We are hoping for answers this wk or next and then we move on to matching with children.
Forum: Unschooling   09-01-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,443
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I have different feelings on this. I started by...

I have different feelings on this. I started by wanting to make sure I don't hurt their self esteem and all that jazz that goes with it. I have read countless books. I was on board. Then I...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-27-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,692
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I am feeling pretty upset! :( We were very close...

I am feeling pretty upset! :( We were very close to being approved. Our homestudy was done and everything was good to go. We got a call today from our worker saying that her supervisor has some...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-24-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By homeschoolingmama
In these situations I have learned to notice my...

In these situations I have learned to notice my children and how they feel instead of what other people think. After all, they are who matters most. :)
I have 6 children 11 and under. They are all...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-18-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By homeschoolingmama
We are about to be approved to adopt :) and the...

We are about to be approved to adopt :) and the one thing we won't do is adopt a child older than our 5yo son. You know your children and how they would handle things. We would like to adopt 2 boys...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-14-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By homeschoolingmama
If she was MY child I wouldn't worry too much...

If she was MY child I wouldn't worry too much about it but I would slip in how big the spider actually was. Perceptions do change as you get older and I don't think it is ruining their imagination. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-25-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,406
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I don't agree that he should move out. While...

I don't agree that he should move out. While what he did was wrong, I don't think it would be beneficial for their parents to be separated. If he was like this often my opinion would change. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-22-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I wouldn't make her go. Whenever my children...

I wouldn't make her go. Whenever my children don't want to be dropped off somewhere, I don't. I don't want them to think that I don't respect what they want. They still join a lot of different...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-18-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,718
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Oh I didn't think you were being judgmental! ...

Oh I didn't think you were being judgmental! Would I do that? Not a chance. I have noticed that through my years of parenting, I have seen myself look at others and think To each their own. As...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-18-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,718
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I wouldn't and haven't done that but I most...

I wouldn't and haven't done that but I most likely wouldn't do anything about it either. If the kids seem fine with it then they are most likely safe. Maybe let them know that you are available if...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-17-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By homeschoolingmama
My 5yo at the time stole a bracelet from a store....

My 5yo at the time stole a bracelet from a store. She knew it was wrong and she hid it. One of my other children pointed it out when we got to the car. I didn't want to punish her (I don't think...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-09-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By homeschoolingmama
We just went on a ferry and I felt sick as well...

We just went on a ferry and I felt sick as well as my daughter. Now I know we do. This month we are going on a ferry to Vancouver Island so I am going to grab those Hyland sickness tablets! ...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-09-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,692
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Congratulations!!!! That must be so exciting!!!!...

Congratulations!!!! That must be so exciting!!!!

We were told in our last interview that her goal is to approve us by September. We have a big family vacation the end of July to the first wk in...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-09-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-09-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,811
Posted By homeschoolingmama
I guess I am the odd one out. I would let her go...

I guess I am the odd one out. I would let her go home. She seems either too polite or too shy to speak up with you. I guess I know how it feels to want to go home. And a few weeks, to me, seems...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-02-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By homeschoolingmama
Ideas for birth mom letter

We are adopting through CAS. We are told to make a book for him/them to look through to learn about us. I was also told that the birth mom may look at the book as well. Our worker said a nice...
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