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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-23-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By forrestguy
I need good reasons why we should keep...

I need good reasons why we should keep homeschooling. I'm having such a hard time with my boys fighting! It seems like it goes on all day and I've got the baby to take care of and all the dishes to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-31-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By forrestguy
We have done the LawrenceVirtualSchool for three...

We have done the LawrenceVirtualSchool for three years now and it's okay. It's not a fabulous, amazing curriculum, but for the price you pay and the amount of stuff and support you get, it's a great...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-31-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By forrestguy
We did it, here in Kansas, when our son was in...

We did it, here in Kansas, when our son was in first grade. He just went to the "specials" which are art, music, and gym. It only lasted 30 min. The principal was going to let us do more, like just...
Forum: Gardening   01-30-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By forrestguy
Does anyone know when you can harvest celery...

Does anyone know when you can harvest celery root? Do you need to leave it for a few years? Also, does celery come back every year? I don't really want to dig up the root if the leaves are going to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-29-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 44,519
Posted By forrestguy
For us, none of that stuff from the book has...

For us, none of that stuff from the book has really held true. After I read that book I started really encouraging longer napping and made sure he was getting to sleep by 7:30. He was still waking...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-15-2008, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By forrestguy
Well, first of all, he's three. That about sums...

Well, first of all, he's three. That about sums it up. In a few years he'll be a completely different kid. But he reminds me alot of my second child who COULD NOT keep his hands to himself anywhere...
Forum: Fertility   11-15-2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By forrestguy
I didn't get periods with my first two for...

I didn't get periods with my first two for almost two years.
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-15-2008, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By forrestguy
And not just occasionally. He's 12 months and he...

And not just occasionally. He's 12 months and he regularly(or, rather, not so regularlyhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif) poops only every five to ten days. This is my...
Forum: Parenting   11-06-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,444
Posted By forrestguy
Stand your ground. You will be so glad that you...

Stand your ground. You will be so glad that you did after your baby is older and you can look back and know you did the right thing. Find some good evidence and research online and start printing...
Forum: Parenting   10-24-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 16,959
Posted By forrestguy
Wow. I don't know if I have ADD, but I sure can...

Wow. I don't know if I have ADD, but I sure can relate to alot of what you guys are saying. I do, however, have a son with ADD, but the only reason I say that is 1. because of his behavior and 2. we...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-01-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By forrestguy
I just want to say that I feel for you. My kids...

I just want to say that I feel for you. My kids were really little when I split with their dad and I had such heart wrenching guilt so many times, esp. when they were crying to stay with me and not...
Forum: Religious Studies   09-26-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By forrestguy
My inner cynic comes from growing up in a...

My inner cynic comes from growing up in a college town and going to the Unitarian church in high school, which had a picture of Jesus holding a bucket of KFC in our youth room. My dad was an...
Forum: Religious Studies   09-25-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By forrestguy
I grew up in a very cynical household and find...

I grew up in a very cynical household and find it hard to take myself seriously when I think about praying. There's this inner critic laughing at myself for being so silly. I really believe this...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-25-2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By forrestguy
I hate to say this, because I know how stressful...

I hate to say this, because I know how stressful it is having a toddler and being pregnant, but I see alot of red flags going up. I was married to an alcoholic, verbally abusive guy, and it doesn't...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-24-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By forrestguy
My ex husband started trying to convince me that...

My ex husband started trying to convince me that spanking was ok when my older ds was 1. I remember the first time he spanked him, he was around three and it was very sad, esp. since it coincided...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-21-2008, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By forrestguy
I would worry about bribing with candy because...

I would worry about bribing with candy because that could lead to issues with sugar later on.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-19-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,408
Posted By forrestguy
Looks like the last post in this thread was...

Looks like the last post in this thread was about a month ago, but this has reminded about the Virtues Guide, which we were using for a while and then put away. I need to revise the way we were...
Forum: Parenting   09-18-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,676
Posted By forrestguy
I know this was a while back that anyone has...

I know this was a while back that anyone has posted, but I have three boys. I love the idea of a boys only thread.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-18-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By forrestguy
The most common ones in our house are KEEP...

The most common ones in our house are

KEEP THE CHAIR ON THE GROUND

KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF

EAT OVER YOUR PLATE

STOP JUMPING ON THE COUCH
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-18-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By forrestguy
mine fight all the time too. I'd love some help...

mine fight all the time too. I'd love some help with this issue. I read siblings without rivalry, and that helped a bit.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-18-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By forrestguy
I agree that three is awful. Personally, I...

I agree that three is awful. Personally, I didn't find four that much better. Go ahead and send em to preschool. Both my kids went to preshool and we are homeschooling now. Homeschooling nine and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-18-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By forrestguy
I feel for you, my five y/o is exhibiting some...

I feel for you, my five y/o is exhibiting some of those tendencies, too. I don't know if you can just 'put a stop to it' right away. It's going to take time. Try to get a dialogue going, in a non...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-17-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By forrestguy
just remember, everyone has bad days whether...

just remember, everyone has bad days whether you're homeschooling or not. People have bad public school days and bad homeschool days. I would take a break from the curriculum and go on a field trip....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-17-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By forrestguy
Exactly! My six y/o has no idea when to stop or...

Exactly! My six y/o has no idea when to stop or any sense of personal space or boundaries. He's used to being on the offensive, too, because when my older son has friends over and they don't want to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-17-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By forrestguy
I'm sure they do pick up on my tension. I need...

I'm sure they do pick up on my tension. I need to relax, and also realize that not everyone is judging me. Instead of being so worried about what everyone else is thinking, just share my fears or...
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