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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-12-2003, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Linda in Arizona
There are as many different ways to homeschool...

There are as many different ways to homeschool as their are families that homeschool. There isn't one right way, there is just what works best for your family.

My favorite thing about this board...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-10-2003, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,664
Posted By Linda in Arizona
<<Also, I feel that I may not be able to give...

<<Also, I feel that I may not be able to give her what she needs academically?>>


I'm learning a ton along with my kids and getting really excited and interested in things again. Because we read...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-10-2003, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By Linda in Arizona
faerie mom, I didn't take it that way at all! I...

faerie mom, I didn't take it that way at all! I was worried that you had taken ME the wrong way! ROFL!

Our lesson time is truly quality time. We do very cool things like owl pellets, play with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-09-2003, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By Linda in Arizona
Jenga (whole family fun) Bear in the big...

Jenga (whole family fun)

Bear in the big Blue House Game (great for 3 and 4 year olds)

Go Fish

Cliffords Birthday Party Game (my 4 year old current favorite)

We've ordered some great...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-09-2003, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By Linda in Arizona
I think that we should work toward making our...

I think that we should work toward making our lives the way we want them to be. For me, that meant letting go of the idea of playing with my kids because it just didn't work for us. It seemed like...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-08-2003, 04:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By Linda in Arizona
I do Flylady and it really really helps. I have...

I do Flylady and it really really helps. I have a morning and evening routine, and a weekly plan where different jobs are focused on each day. My morning routine has to be done before ANYTHING else...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-08-2003, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By Linda in Arizona
We've did this last fall! It was way cool and we...

We've did this last fall! It was way cool and we will do it again next year.

The pellets have been treated (I can't remember how) to kill anything that might make us ill. The pellets aren't gross...
Forum: Parenting   03-02-2003, 07:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,164
Posted By Linda in Arizona
Quote: Originally posted by LailaCA So they...

Quote:
Originally posted by LailaCA
So they can choose to wear it and go...or perhaps do a different (but fun) activity at home.
I'm lost. What if you really HAVE to leave the house. For example...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-01-2003, 08:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,186
Posted By Linda in Arizona
My older DD had speech delays and our Dr. sent...

My older DD had speech delays and our Dr. sent her for hearing tests when she was 2. At the time, I thought it was sort of silly because I felt she could hear just fine and was learning to talk at...
Forum: Parenting   02-28-2003, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,164
Posted By Linda in Arizona
<<I just am not able to carry everything for...

<<I just am not able to carry everything for everything for everyone. I see this as just opposite of what you said in the end, for them to take care of themselves. >>

It hasn't worked out that...
Forum: Parenting   02-27-2003, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,164
Posted By Linda in Arizona
I would take the coat with me and then when the...

I would take the coat with me and then when the child realized it was cold, help them put it on. This is more work in the short run because it mean holding on to things, stopping in the middle, etc,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-20-2003, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By Linda in Arizona
I think it is odd that we live in a society...

I think it is odd that we live in a society where kids are pushed to start reading when they are 4, but where people get upset if they get lost in a book when they are 10.
Forum: Parenting   02-14-2003, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By Linda in Arizona
I think there is a big difference between trying...

I think there is a big difference between trying to manipulate a child ("they are all gone" types of lies) and just having fun ("let's leave cookies on a plate for Santa" kind of lies). The intent...
Forum: Parenting   02-14-2003, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By Linda in Arizona
<<Part of me really *needs* a break - please...

<<Part of me really *needs* a break - please don't flame me for saying that - but I really do, I have felt on the edge of a breakdown for the past several months, and I know that it is not *normal*....
Forum: Parenting   02-12-2003, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By Linda in Arizona
We opted out of preschool for many of the same...

We opted out of preschool for many of the same reasons that we AP. The only people I know who don't send their kids to preschool either are APing or are planning on homeschooling (or both!).

But...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-25-2003, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By Linda in Arizona
I think that the primary role of American...

I think that the primary role of American schools is to socialize kids. Although this sounds radical, I think that EVERYBODY knows it and likes it that way. It explains so much -- why people always...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2003, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By Linda in Arizona
I went to preschool when I was little while my...

I went to preschool when I was little while my mom worked part time. I hated it. I can still remember feeling lost and alone. My parents thought that I really liked it. My mom thought it seemed like...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2003, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By Linda in Arizona
Quote: Originally posted by applejuice Saxon...

Quote:
Originally posted by applejuice
Saxon math is the best!

I collect math textbooks to research the best way to teach math, and believe me, it is THE best.

ABeka is a close second....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-19-2003, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,588
Posted By Linda in Arizona
Homeschooling laws vary from state to state. I...

Homeschooling laws vary from state to state. I think that you are going to have to get info specific to Maryland. I did a quick search and found this web site, which appears to have lots of links...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-15-2003, 03:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,132
Posted By Linda in Arizona
Quote: Originally posted by mamui Ok sorry...

Quote:
Originally posted by mamui
Ok sorry if I'm throwing my own baggage in here but I can't not respond. I am wary of the suggestions that your stress and unhappiness is your fault, that there's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-13-2003, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Linda in Arizona
<<My uninformed guess is that homeschooling...

<<My uninformed guess is that homeschooling really works best when it is done in concert with a group of families all sharing similar values, and perhaps living in a non-urban environment where...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-13-2003, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Linda in Arizona
I'm not in Texas, but some of your questions are...

I'm not in Texas, but some of your questions are universal. Kids can be involved in organizations such as Little League and Scouts without being enrolled in school. They have nothing to so with the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-12-2003, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,348
Posted By Linda in Arizona
<<my negative reaction to the preschool section...

<<my negative reaction to the preschool section was not just that it included learning the alphabet and other academic type work, but that it didn't include the wealth of things that I believe are...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-11-2003, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By Linda in Arizona
Hi! We've moved over and over for my DH's...

Hi!

We've moved over and over for my DH's job too. It is really hard to have to start over making friends. Here is what I do:

1. Get out of the house. I know it sounds obvious, but you aren't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-11-2003, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,348
Posted By Linda in Arizona
I've read WTM but we don't use it. We might...

I've read WTM but we don't use it. We might someday when they kids are older -- a lot older. I disagree with a great deal of what the WTM says about early childhood education. (I would consider...
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