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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-16-2013, 06:36 AM
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Views: 779
Posted By fritz
I'll tell you what we're doing with our son.  DS...

I'll tell you what we're doing with our son.  DS is 8, and will be starting 3rd grade this fall.  For the first time in his life, he'll be enrolled in public school.  I'm expecting it to be a huge...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-10-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 297
Posted By fritz
For non-breakable, how about felt ornaments?...

For non-breakable, how about felt ornaments?  Buy sheets of felt at any local craft store, then either trace or free-hand cut out various shapes (stars, trees, circles, bells, angels, etc).  Leave...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-06-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By fritz
My DS is 7yo and also suffers from carsickness,...

My DS is 7yo and also suffers from carsickness, although he's getting a bit better.  There are so many different triggers for my DS:  stomach too full, stomach too empty, driving through lots of...
Forum: Unschooling   09-09-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By fritz
Admitting my biases:  I love Start Trek, and I...

Admitting my biases:  I love Start Trek, and I allow almost unlimited media for my DS.  My dad was a Trekkie, so I grew up watching TOS; when I was a teen, me and my parents were glued to the screen...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-04-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By fritz
Another MD resident here, chiming in with the...

Another MD resident here, chiming in with the voice of experience.  My DS is 7yo and 2nd grade equivalent.  We've been homeschooling in Anne Arundel county since kindergarten (which was very...
Forum: Parenting   03-25-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,702
Posted By fritz
At this point in time, I would stop asking your...

At this point in time, I would stop asking your mom to help out.  Wait a few years, until your DD is older/more self-sufficient, then try again.  That isn't to say you should cut off all contact,...
Forum: Parenting   03-25-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,702
Posted By fritz
How's your dad as a babysitter?  If things go...

How's your dad as a babysitter?  If things go more smoothly with him, would it be possible to have him be the babysitter and just leave your mom out of it (would she be relieved to not have to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-01-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By fritz
I agree with everyone else who advises to stop...

I agree with everyone else who advises to stop putting the offending foods on her plate.  It's enough that she's exposed to the sight/smell of them at the table.  She sees the rest of the family...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-29-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,728
Posted By fritz
DS (6yo) and I are homebodies (and DS gets...

DS (6yo) and I are homebodies (and DS gets horribly carsick, so we limit our driving excursions to museums and woods, etc.).  I try to get us out of the house on a neighborhood walk every day.  We...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-29-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By fritz
I can relate.  My 6yo DS also has sensory...

I can relate.  My 6yo DS also has sensory integration issues, and getting him to eat fruits and vegetables or any kind of sauce, or ... hasn't gone as expected yet.  I agree with PP that it doesn't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-11-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,641
Posted By fritz
Disclaimer:  My DS is 1st grade equivalent, and...

Disclaimer:  My DS is 1st grade equivalent, and I'd classify us as very relaxed, eclectic homeschoolers.  Pro tip:  never mention the term "unschooling" during your school district reviews.  They've...
Forum: Parenting   01-09-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,584
Posted By fritz
I can relate to your frustration.  My 6.5yo DS...

I can relate to your frustration.  My 6.5yo DS has some sensory integration issues--he cannot tolerate "particles" and will not try any sauces (although pizza is fine--logic is not involved on his...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,266
Posted By fritz
My DS is 6, and I still put lotion on him after...

My DS is 6, and I still put lotion on him after his weekly bath to prevent dry skin (which gets itchy).  I do the same for myself.  Not a big deal to us.
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-02-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By fritz
Mancala Scrabble Rush Hour Jr.   For...

Mancala
Scrabble
Rush Hour Jr.
 
For Christmas I'll be giving my DS a Bingo set (I know he'll enjoy turning the cage), and I just found a Tetris boardgame (the computer game's too hard for him).
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-27-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By fritz
Maybe Hexbugs would work for your DS?  Or a...

Maybe Hexbugs would work for your DS?  Or a build-your-own soda can bug kit?  It "walks" by vibrating, and can be a little loud.
 
My 6.5yo DS isn't yet over his Lego fixation, so he'll be getting...
Forum: Parenting   11-23-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By fritz
Yesterday I made sugar cookie cut-outs with my...

Yesterday I made sugar cookie cut-outs with my 6yo DS for Thanksgiving (after taking a long walk in the rain, during which I very briefly talked about how/why a lot of Americans celebrate it the way...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-22-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By fritz
Up to Ten...

Up to Ten (http://uptoten.com/kids/uptoten-home.html)?
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-22-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By fritz
Thanks for the replies!  I think I'll check out...

Thanks for the replies!  I think I'll check out some of our local bike shops first (not only so DS can actually sit on a few bikes to see what's comfortable for him) to see what we can learn.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By fritz
Are they familiar with traditional burials? ...

Are they familiar with traditional burials?  Digging a hole in the ground and interring the body (covered in wrappings or housed in a coffin of some sort) and marking the grave with some sort of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,068
Posted By fritz
We're a rather secular family, but we love the...

We're a rather secular family, but we love the Christmas decorations, and both DH and I grew up celebrating Christmas with a variety of holiday traditions, some of which we're continuing with our...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-20-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By fritz
Background:  DS is 6.5 years old and has finally...

Background:  DS is 6.5 years old and has finally expressed an interest in riding a two-wheeler.  He's had a plastic big wheeler for years, but almost never rode it, and when he did, he'd really only...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-08-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,760
Posted By fritz
Maybe something like Young Frankenstein...

Maybe something like Young Frankenstein (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072431/), which is actually a spoof of the Frankenstein story/films?  It does contain some sexuality/innuendo, IIRC.  Coraline...
Forum: Parenting   10-03-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,602
Posted By fritz
  Quote:Originally Posted by...


Quote:Originally Posted by Super~Single~Mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-27-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 352
Posted By fritz
Battleship, Monopoly, Yahtzee!, Sorry, Rush Hour...

Battleship, Monopoly, Yahtzee!, Sorry, Rush Hour (Jr.), Checkers, Blokus, and Othello spring to mind for boardgames.  Card games:  Memory, Go Fish, Rummy, Racko (it's been 20 years since I played...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-01-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By fritz
My DS was 5 when he got his first pair of...

My DS was 5 when he got his first pair of glasses (and he, too, freaked out at the eye drops part of the exam, but it was b/c it was cold and stung for a few seconds), and other than wearing them...
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