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Forum: Unschooling   07-25-2015, 05:38 PM
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Posted By greenemami
Thinking about unschooling...questions!

Hi all-we have always homeschooled, but I'm considering moving to a more unschooling approach, particularly for my 8-year-old (since I haven't been doing formal school with the 5-year-old yet...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-20-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By greenemami
Normal-my kids have both said that at some point....

Normal-my kids have both said that at some point. My son especially would say he was going to marry his sister, for the same reasons as SS-it's all they can imagine!

In your situation, it sounds...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-14-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By greenemami
Oh VM-I'm so sorry for what you are going...

Oh VM-I'm so sorry for what you are going through. You always seemed to get along well with your ex, so it 's doubly sad now that he is choosing to make things difficult. But realistically, you and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-09-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By greenemami
I experienced this from the other side-I was the...

I experienced this from the other side-I was the stepmom who left dsd's dad.

My ex and I split up 2 years ago, when dsd had just turned 12 (and our kids together were 6 and 3). So, a little...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-07-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By greenemami
It is not your daughters' responsibility to worry...

It is not your daughters' responsibility to worry about how boys react to their clothing. They do not need to dress "modestly" in order to prevent boys from looking at them/being attracted to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-06-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By greenemami
Thanks again all-my ex (kids' dad) just told me...

Thanks again all-my ex (kids' dad) just told me that he doesn't have the tax information in order to apply for financial aid, so the private school is definitely out.

I'm not willing to do the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-02-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By greenemami
Most of the friends she plays with on a regular...

Most of the friends she plays with on a regular basis ARE homeschooled! That's what is so funny about the fact that she keeps insisting that "all" of her friends go to school. Also, apparently her...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-02-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By greenemami
My concern with just trying it for a couple of...

My concern with just trying it for a couple of days is that she might not get the full picture-i.e. the novelty might not wear off in that period of time. And I doubt the schools would let her try it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-01-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By greenemami
Yes, she totally has this idea of school being...

Yes, she totally has this idea of school being all fun. This is a kid who absolutely hates doing school for more than a couple of hours a day, and most of that is me reading to her and doing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-30-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By greenemami
Dd asking to go to school.

My 8-year-old dd is asking to go to school :( I'm finding out quickly how much I don't want to send her to school, specifically the public schools (I would consider some private schools, but they...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-25-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By greenemami
Hmm..how would he react if you told him pretty...

Hmm..how would he react if you told him pretty much what you said above? That you are fine with her watchign them a couple of hours here and there, but that he needs to let you know if he isn't going...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-20-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By greenemami
You have your son now, yes? Do the two of...

You have your son now, yes?

Do the two of you have written legally binding custody agreement? If you do, then you absolutely need to follow that agreement, even if it means moving back to where...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-19-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By greenemami
The sleep thing does sound off to me-I'd make an...

The sleep thing does sound off to me-I'd make an appointment to ask a doctor for some advice there-it doesn't make me think of anything specifically, but it could be that she just flat out needs more...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-18-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By greenemami
Yes, that would bother me. I think it's fine to...

Yes, that would bother me. I think it's fine to tell them that you are not comfortable with your son being alone with an adult leader in a private place like that (i.e. be really straightforward...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-17-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By greenemami
Do you have a yard at all? I have a really small...

Do you have a yard at all? I have a really small yard, but investing in a sprinkler/baby pool/squirters really helps for summer and most are really cheap. Also a sandbox for the little ones.

I...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-16-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By greenemami
I wonder what the ex told his gf though-I could...

I wonder what the ex told his gf though-I could see my ex telling me that dsd really really really wanted me there and making me feel like I had to go for her sake, or even telling me that her mom...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-15-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,687
Posted By greenemami
I'm glad that you feel your control is improving....

I'm glad that you feel your control is improving. And I'm so glad that you were able to reach out and ask for help-that must have been really hard.

I do, however, want to suggest that you go back...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-15-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By greenemami
I think you already know the answer to this, but...

I think you already know the answer to this, but here's my two cents: No, I would definitely not confront her about it. You will never, never, never get an appropriate response from her. In fact, I'd...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-12-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By greenemami
Oh gosh, I understand. My ex sounds really...

Oh gosh, I understand. My ex sounds really similar. His gf no longer lives there, but when she was, it was baking cookies/water balloons/tickle fights, full on attention all weekend long-ex has the...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-12-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By greenemami
I'm sorry-it's rough dealing with new...

I'm sorry-it's rough dealing with new relationships.

Unfortunately, you can't really prevent him from bringing his gf to soccer-I assume it's in a public place, and he is welcome to bring...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-09-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By greenemami
I'm not usually one to say this, but if she is...

I'm not usually one to say this, but if she is truly only giving them 500 calories a day, I would immediately report her to CPS. Like, yesterday. Where are you getting that information from?

It...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-08-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By greenemami
It's pretty common for kids to change tastes...

It's pretty common for kids to change tastes frequently. Or if a child simply doesn't want something, they might really mean they "don't like it"-it's just that they happen to not like it *right...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-08-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By greenemami
Do you still have shared legal custody? Could you...

Do you still have shared legal custody? Could you perhaps contact the school to ask for some counseling services and let them know what she said to you? I'm not sure if they are obligated to alert...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-03-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By greenemami
I think it is absolutely appropriate to tell them...

I think it is absolutely appropriate to tell them that you are getting divorced now. It would have been appropriate as soon as you started bird nesting, IMO-I can imagine they have been a bit...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-03-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,323
Posted By greenemami
This sounds so so so so much like my dd. We...

This sounds so so so so much like my dd. We struggled through a half a year of online charter school, then another half a year of just trying to get her to do anything. That was first grade. This...
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