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Forum: Personal Growth   09-25-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By quietplease
Try daveramsey.com. You will not be able to...

Try daveramsey.com. You will not be able to change your financial life until you get your spending and budget under control. Once it's under control, you'll be in a position to choose what will make...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-07-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,780
Posted By quietplease
We went to two awesome pinata parties this...

We went to two awesome pinata parties this sumer. One had fake jewels that my daughters were all over. The other had small party-cracker type gizmos, and those were a huge hit as well. Hope that...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-19-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By quietplease
I'm not sure, but I'm in a similar situation so...

I'm not sure, but I'm in a similar situation so I will be reading the responses. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif to you. It's hard to deal with an addict.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-10-2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 377
Posted By quietplease
DH, your birthday is tomorrow. That means you...

DH, your birthday is tomorrow. That means you still have to do some parenting tonight. Sitting literally within arm's reach of DS while he plays video games for 15 minutes past the agreed upon time,...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   01-02-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By quietplease
Thanks for the wonderful suggestions! Anybody...

Thanks for the wonderful suggestions! Anybody else???
Forum: Utah, Arizona   12-31-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By quietplease
Hi everyone! We live in Washington State and are...

Hi everyone! We live in Washington State and are hoping to do a week of camping in Utah this summer in order to see some cool dinosaur excavation sites and museums. Can anybody recommend some...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-23-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By quietplease
I always wonder, when I see shows like Wife Swap...

I always wonder, when I see shows like Wife Swap or Trading Spouses, how parents can put their kids through that? I can understand being willing to stretch, grow, suffer, or whatever as the adult,...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-19-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,047
Posted By quietplease
I'd get some spyware, frankly.

I'd get some spyware, frankly.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-28-2009, 02:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By quietplease
I did REAL Science (life) with my gifted 1st...

I did REAL Science (life) with my gifted 1st grader, and used it with lots of additional outside materials for her gifted 4th grade brother. I really liked it and it is full of information. It is...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-09-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 323
Posted By quietplease
It is very isolating. DH does not want me to...

It is very isolating. DH does not want me to talk about his problems with depression. He pretends everything is normal when we are with other people, and at home is glued to his work e-mail, his...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-24-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 573
Posted By quietplease
I hated the ant farm because the insert said...

I hated the ant farm because the insert said that in the wild, the ants could live for about a year, but in the farm they would live 2-3 weeks. It felt like a death watch to me.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-15-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By quietplease
We just started Challenge Math and 10yo DS...

We just started Challenge Math and 10yo DS really likes it. It does seem to cover a very wide range of topics. I am using it as a supplement to Singapore and so will not hit every chapter. We just...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-10-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 844
Posted By quietplease
Also, you really do have to tend the gardens...

Also, you really do have to tend the gardens regularly or they will die.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-10-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 844
Posted By quietplease
I can relate to all of this! My DDs love their...

I can relate to all of this! My DDs love their Webkinz, and I have taken quizzes into the night as a fast way to replenish their bank accounts after they go on a spending spree for pink beds or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-07-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By quietplease
My son came home after 2 years of public school...

My son came home after 2 years of public school and 2 years of an alternative school. He loves it and never wants to go back. My DD had a wonderful preschool experience and has homeschooled since -...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-18-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By quietplease
There's a huge thread in Parents as Partners,...

There's a huge thread in Parents as Partners, I'm not sure if there's a minimum post number to access that forum or not.

Good luck to you. There are a lot of us here with similar issues.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-05-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By quietplease
My kids love SOTW and love to hear the stories...

My kids love SOTW and love to hear the stories read aloud, even though they can read them themselves. We uploaded them to their MP3 players and they listen to them in the car all the time. We also...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-20-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 10,252
Posted By quietplease
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif oneotamama
Forum: Learning at School   12-19-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By quietplease
Here is a free resource with printables that I...

Here is a free resource with printables that I use for homeschooling:

http://www.sfreading.com/resources/ghb.html

Hope that helps!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-19-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By quietplease
In my experience, both as a public school...

In my experience, both as a public school teacher before I had kids and as a parent of a gifted kid who attended public school for 2 years before we pulled him out, administrators FREQUENTLY do not...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-11-2008, 04:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 320
Posted By quietplease
One time as I was driving in my subdivision I...

One time as I was driving in my subdivision I came upon a girl who looked about 10yo walking down the street looking very upset, with a man in a car driving along slowly next to her. I pulled in...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-10-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 320
Posted By quietplease
Strangers are not as big a danger to your kids...

Strangers are not as big a danger to your kids as your own family and friends, statistically speaking.

I'm not going to reject a wrapped candy cane from a thoroughly background- checked mall...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-27-2008, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 686
Posted By quietplease
ROTFL. I loved it!

ROTFL. I loved it!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-27-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,343
Posted By quietplease
How terrifying. I am hoping you'll get wonderful...

How terrifying. I am hoping you'll get wonderful news soon!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-24-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By quietplease
Everyday Math is definitely your problem. The...

Everyday Math is definitely your problem. The ITBS measures a more old-fashioned kind of computation. If you look at sample test, you will see the type of math you probably did in your childhood....
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