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Forum: Judy Arnall   06-13-2017, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Judy Arnall
When should young children begin to "listen"?

Here is a great slide that shows the development of executive function in children's pre-frontal cortex. Notice the 2 big leaps - one from age 3 to 6 and the second from age 13-25 years. This is...
Forum: Judy Arnall   06-13-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By Judy Arnall
Hi Miranda! When my second son was 7, he got...

Hi Miranda!

When my second son was 7, he got a Nintento 64 for Christmas. I thought I messed up really bad as he wanted to play it 18 hours a day. We unschooled so he had the time. I would...
Forum: Judy Arnall   06-13-2017, 09:18 AM
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Views: 251
Posted By Judy Arnall
Hi Lauren: Thank you so much for your very...

Hi Lauren:
Thank you so much for your very thoughtful reply. I hadn't considered the "agenda" aspect of the internet as opposed to the 3d world. That's a very good point. I think the balance...
Forum: Judy Arnall   06-12-2017, 06:24 AM
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  bullies
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Posted By Judy Arnall
Sorry to hear about your son. Bullying is a huge...

Sorry to hear about your son. Bullying is a huge issue and it takes the whole community to combat. Teachers, parents, other kids must take a stand.

Warmly, Judy
Forum: Judy Arnall   06-11-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 46
Posted By Judy Arnall
You Don't Have to Be Like Your Parents! How to change your parenting style

Do you come from a "dysfunctional family?" Is your ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) score so high that you worry about doing the same to your kids? Can parenting habits change in one generation?...
Forum: Judy Arnall   06-11-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By Judy Arnall
Screen Time Mitigates Summer Learning Loss

This meme has been floating around my groups and I have to say that I totally disagree with it. First, I am the worst model of this. Email comes first in the morning with my cup of tea. Every person...
Forum: Judy Arnall   06-11-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
  bullies
Views: 453
Posted By Judy Arnall
How to Know if Your Child is a Bully

This is an interesting question. Bullying is different from childhood conflict because it has unique characteristics:

1. Bullying is targeted. Conflict occurs with anyone.
2. Bullying is...
Forum: Judy Arnall   06-05-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
  bullies
Views: 453
Posted By Judy Arnall
Dear Kamisan13 If a child is 6, I am pretty...

Dear Kamisan13

If a child is 6, I am pretty sure he is not a bully. Maybe he has leadership behaviours that border on bossiness, but he is 6! Children that age need a lot of practice toning it...
Forum: Judy Arnall   02-21-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By Judy Arnall
NOTE! I messed up the poll! Just respond yes...

NOTE! I messed up the poll!
Just respond yes or no to the main question. The additional information in the yes or no, doesn't line up and I can't seem to edit! Sorry! Need more coffee!
Forum: Judy Arnall   02-21-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By Judy Arnall
To Register for Kindergarten or Not

Wondering if you should register your child for Kindergarten this year or next year? If you have a child with a birthday late into the year such as January or February, you could register them this...
Forum: Judy Arnall   02-11-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By Judy Arnall
Benefits of Travelling With Children

This is the time of the year that I want to get away!
We brought our two children (a toddler and a baby) to England and Ireland on our first family overseas trip in 1996. During that first trip, we...
Forum: Judy Arnall   12-15-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 532
Posted By Judy Arnall
Benefits of Non-Punitive Parenting

Hi Everyone:
I just figured out how to add a photo! This one encapsulates why one would want to practice non-punitive parenting! You can raise decent kids to be great citizens and caring people....
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-15-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By Judy Arnall
http://amzn.to/2hKuN5c Parenting With...

http://amzn.to/2hKuN5c

Parenting With Patience, by Judy Arnall

Packed with tips on how to handle our anger and children's anger with kindness and respect.
Forum: Judy Arnall   12-15-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By Judy Arnall
Raising a Respectful Teen

[QUOTE=mum4vr;19534825]I am not disagreeing or criticizing, but have an honest question: do you think some of this is a matter of semantics? What one parent may call requiring remediation, another...
Forum: Judy Arnall   08-15-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By Judy Arnall
How to Raise a Respectful Teen

There have been a lot of opinions published online lately regarding public shaming of children on the internet and social media, in order to teach kids a lesson and acquire good behaviour. Public...
Forum: Judy Arnall   07-26-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 658
Posted By Judy Arnall
Mid-Summer Play Ideas - for all ages (even teens)

*Play Ideas that Encourage Creativity, Imagination, Initiative, and Problem-solving


Toddlers 1-2 years

• A big rubber bin filled with puffed wheat, rice, lentils, trucks and cars, measuring...
Forum: Site Help   07-25-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,994
Posted By Judy Arnall
Where is the password reset page? Judy

Where is the password reset page?
Judy
Forum: Judy Arnall   07-25-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 420
Posted By Judy Arnall
Ways to Learn Math Without a Workbook

My son finished his very first online math class at age 14. We started at a grade 8 (Alberta) level which seems to bridge elementary and high school math concepts nicely. He learned integers,...
Forum: Unschooling   07-25-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By Judy Arnall
Ways to Learn Math Without a Workbook

My son finished his very first online math class at age 14. We started at a grade 8 (Alberta) level which seems to bridge elementary and high school math concepts nicely. He learned integers,...
Forum: Judy Arnall   07-25-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 949
Posted By Judy Arnall
Unhappy sleeping alone

Hello there:
My apologies for getting back to you so late. Password issues getting into the forum. Has the situation got better or worse? I think by age 6, your son is able to talk to you about...
Forum: Judy Arnall   06-21-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,374
Posted By Judy Arnall
Options are great! Children are very different...

Options are great! Children are very different and not one size fits all.
Warmly, Judy
Forum: Alberta   06-14-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,514
Posted By Judy Arnall
Hi Jeannie Marie: I just saw this now, but here...

Hi Jeannie Marie:
I just saw this now, but here is a great site for some Alberta specific information
http://www.professionalparenting.ca/homeschooling.html
Forum: Judy Arnall   06-14-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,625
Posted By Judy Arnall
That's a textbook example of why consequences...

That's a textbook example of why consequences don't work. They don't address underlying problems. What is so bad about school that he is skipping? Is there a need that is not being met? What is it...
Forum: Judy Arnall   06-14-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 844
Posted By Judy Arnall
Socialization: It's more than just having friends...

When families homeschool, parents are often asked the question, “What about socialization?” Many people are fine with the academic achievement of homeschooling but worry that children who do not go...
Forum: Judy Arnall   04-24-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,224
Posted By Judy Arnall
Unhappy The $120 Swim Lesson: Should you let your child quit the hated activity or persevere?

This was the summer my son was going to learn how to swim! He was seven years old and old enough to agree to the lessons when I asked him in March. I signed him up and paid the $120.00 Come July, he...
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