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Forum: Unschooling   Today, 06:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,242
Posted By mapleleaf
The weather has been beautiful here lately. We...

The weather has been beautiful here lately. We have been playing at the park with friends or walking in the ravine behind our house. Last weekend our family went to a conservation area we have not...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By mapleleaf
Thanks for posting, I find this program very...

Thanks for posting, I find this program very interesting. How cool to get such good people (teacher and principles) to start the program with! I hope you are able to convey to this new principle...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By mapleleaf
Sounds like student wants to go to college? What...

Sounds like student wants to go to college? What area does this student want to pursue? I would advise to pick subjects that would relate to that area. Also any that genuinely interest them.
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-17-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By mapleleaf
I am an unschooler and am struggling screen time...

I am an unschooler and am struggling screen time with my 8 year old son too. He will sit at the computer and/or game system all day; sometime he paying games, sometime watching youtube videos on...
Forum: Unschooling   09-05-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By mapleleaf
HI, my children are 9,8,3 and have never been to...

HI, my children are 9,8,3 and have never been to school, I considered myself an unschooler. I have always gone through periods of doubt, they come and go. From talking to many home schoolers this...
Forum: Unschooling   09-04-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,242
Posted By mapleleaf
I am pregnant with our fourth child and due at...

I am pregnant with our fourth child and due at the end of this month, Sept 28th. My brother is getting married Oct 3rd. My children are in the wedding. It's a 2.5 hour drive to the ceremony...
Forum: Unschooling   09-04-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,672
Posted By mapleleaf
Yes, I agree. Thanks for the clarification...

Yes, I agree.

Thanks for the clarification on relating or not relating to unschooling.



I am due Sept 28th! They are very excited, we all are. It's been a bit of a wait for my three year...
Forum: Unschooling   09-04-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,672
Posted By mapleleaf
I'm late to this discussion, I read much of the...

I'm late to this discussion, I read much of the posts so far, but to be honest some got skimmed. I don't understand why chores and money are not related to unschooling? Or why they conflict? They...
Forum: Unschooling   05-21-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By mapleleaf
I agree that after so much institutional...

I agree that after so much institutional schooling it takes a while to adjust to the concept of unschooling.  I often question the term unschooling and a friend of mine said she thought it was...
Forum: Unschooling   05-15-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By mapleleaf
I often feel the same way with my 9 yr old...

I often feel the same way with my 9 yr old daughter, that we should be doing more "school work" and have felt that way for some months, I just can't seem to get there.  My children spend a lot of...
Forum: Unschooling   05-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,253
Posted By mapleleaf
Last night families of our home school group met...

Last night families of our home school group met with some astronomers outside of the city.  We saw the moon, Jupiter and four of its moons, Saturn and moon, and Mars. Apparently we are lucky...
Forum: Unschooling   04-04-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,105
Posted By mapleleaf
We went to the sugar bush today, had a nice...

We went to the sugar bush today, had a nice brunch and tour with some homeschooling peeps. It was cold and raining but great fun, my sister and mother came with us.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-02-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By mapleleaf
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by m-mariette http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399623/charlotte-mason#post_17599974)

Thanks Mapleleaf
I...
Forum: Unschooling   03-31-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By mapleleaf
Again I think think it sounds like they are...

Again I think think it sounds like they are reacting negatively to your effort.  Perhaps you do not mean it, but you could be interpreted as "testing" them  (Why a reading game if you know they...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-29-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By mapleleaf
More Charlotte Mason education : a home...

More Charlotte Mason education : a home schooling how-to manual  by Catherine Levison
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-24-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By mapleleaf
There is an annual unschooler's water park...

There is an annual unschooler's water park gathering in Ohio....
http://www.unschoolerswaterparkgathering.com/
Forum: Unschooling   03-23-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By mapleleaf
I just watched a piece from 60 minutes about...

I just watched a piece from 60 minutes about unschooling, and it's not all negative like most media on unschooling..
http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/schools-out/xtt4pc6

If it's the...
Forum: Unschooling   03-23-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By mapleleaf
Quote: DH got all annoyed, making a big deal...

Quote: DH got all annoyed, making a big deal about DS's irresponsible attitude toward a concert. I really disagree with that. DS is well prepared, and I think it's great that he's passionate enough...
Forum: Unschooling   03-23-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 545
Posted By mapleleaf
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by skreader http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399211/how-do-i-best-help-my-son-learn#post_17594185)
I will now...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-23-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By mapleleaf
 If it's the socialization that she will miss...

 If it's the socialization that she will miss then I would reach out to the home schooling community in your area to meet people.  Go on some parks dates, field trips with other home schoolers, set...
Forum: Unschooling   03-22-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 545
Posted By mapleleaf
I was also going to mention that limiting diary...

I was also going to mention that limiting diary might help with constipation.  If he is not getting much fibre you could try to add hemp hearts into his diet.  They are high in fibre, as well as...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-20-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By mapleleaf
Some great advice already, I don't really have...

Some great advice already, I don't really have any but just wanted to add that my oldest is 9, never been in school, and I still get moments of feeling overwhelmed!  As my children get older things...
Forum: Unschooling   03-20-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 545
Posted By mapleleaf
The wonderful thing about homeschooling is your...

The wonderful thing about homeschooling is your son doesn't have to measure up against other children, and quite honestly he doesn't sound that "behind".  My son, who will be eight soon, still likes...
Forum: Unschooling   03-15-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,046
Posted By mapleleaf
A few spring like days here too:)  Getting out...

A few spring like days here too:)  Getting out for walks is lovely, yesterday was very wet and dd3 splashed in puddles the whole way, I wonder how long it will take her boots to dry!  We haven't...
Forum: Unschooling   03-11-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By mapleleaf
I understand how this can be hard for you, it...

I understand how this can be hard for you, it usually takes people awhile to get their head around how unschooling is beneficial.  I often question the term unschooling, a friend once told me it's...
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