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Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-07-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By DBZ
My child went through something pretty much just...

My child went through something pretty much just like this. I ended up pulling her out of public school and homeschooled her. She was in 9th grade at the time. She is now happy and confident. She...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-07-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By DBZ
For my kids, there room is a place to go for...

For my kids, there room is a place to go for quiet. They can relax in there, read, etc. I think that would be ruined if they had a TV, gaming system, computer, etc. in their room. We have an xbox....
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-07-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 435
Posted By DBZ
I wonder how you know you had a metabolic shift?...

I wonder how you know you had a metabolic shift? My metabolism has always seemed a bit slow, but maybe I just want to place the blame there. I wonder if there is a really good way to increase your...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-12-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By DBZ
My daughter is 14, but wants to stay 11 forever...

My daughter is 14, but wants to stay 11 forever LOL!!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-09-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By DBZ
My daughter's grammar has a lot of room for...

My daughter's grammar has a lot of room for improvement. I am looking for a book that would cover a lot and does not say what "grade" the book is. Well, I'd be happy with a book, workbook, or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-09-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By DBZ
I just started homeschooling my 9th grader. She...

I just started homeschooling my 9th grader. She isn't taller then me and I am guessing she won't be shaving any time soon (her face that is). One of my doulas (she was at my 3rd birth) has...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-02-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By DBZ
  Quotes in green   What sort of...


Quotes in green
 
What sort of curriculum are you looking for?  Religious? Secular? A full program? Or select individual programs/texts for each subject or each year?  
 
Secular. What are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-02-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By DBZ
I finally made up my mind to homeschool my 14...

I finally made up my mind to homeschool my 14 year old. I've been on the fence about it for a long time. My daughter is excited and so am I. 
 
Can anyone help me with curriculum?
 
Thanks,
Kara
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-08-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By DBZ
I do not mean a birthday party. Many kids have...

I do not mean a birthday party. Many kids have trouble with them. I just mean with a birthday in general. I've always kept my oldest child's birthdays low key. Really the biggest difference is a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-08-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By DBZ
I explained things to my oldest daughter about...

I explained things to my oldest daughter about her disability when she was 10ish. Knowing where all her quirks came from really helped her. She knew she was different. Knowing why helped her to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-08-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 916
Posted By DBZ
I understand how you feel. There are times when...

I understand how you feel. There are times when I am tempted to say something like that, but the people that really matter already know my DDs issues. There have been times when I have told a grown...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-08-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By DBZ
 I have a pretty limited income. I hope these...


I have a pretty limited income. I hope these curricula are affordable. A placement test would be great.
 
My daughter's school doesn't go over board with calculators, but my daughter relies on a...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   11-08-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By DBZ
I am looking for a better option then the...

I am looking for a better option then the regular public school for my 14 year old. They are failing her miserably. I live in Ayer which is between Concord and Leominster.
 
TIA
Kara
Forum: Learning at School   11-08-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By DBZ
I find guns real or fake are highly...

I find guns real or fake are highly inappropriate at school. I would totally call and complain. Unless it was a hot pink water gun it could have easily terrified a kid! My oldest just recently had a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-08-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By DBZ
She has never been a great fit for our public...

She has never been a great fit for our public school and high school is even worse. I am afraid that she won't even be able to graduate on time if I keep her in there. I'm considering other options...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-20-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By DBZ
Yesterday was wicked stressful. A boy who was...

Yesterday was wicked stressful. A boy who was suspended last week went into the school via the restaurant (it's a tech school) and headed straight for the cafe. He had a rifle. He was tackled in the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-20-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By DBZ
I used to smoke. I was like Adaline'sMama's dh...

I used to smoke. I was like Adaline'sMama's dh though and I didn't cosleep then. If he smells like smoke, he needs to take a shower and he needs to be smoking outside and all that. Also, it was...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-20-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By DBZ
omg my mother is decluttering!!! She said I had...

omg my mother is decluttering!!! She said I had to take the baseball cards from when I was a kid out of her house. I don't blame her one bit. I don't know if I would have kept them for so long LOL....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-20-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By DBZ
My daughter's ortho wants to give my girl botox...

My daughter's ortho wants to give my girl botox injections in her inner thighs. She has cerebral palsy because of a stroke she had before she was born. At 3.5 she still can only walk with the help...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-11-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By DBZ
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by askew http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1324388/hypotonic-cp-anyone#post_16650723)






PVL? My...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-11-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By DBZ
I've had an account there for years. Now I'm...

I've had an account there for years. Now I'm going to list some stuff there to sell. Should I make a new account for that purpose or should I just use the one I already have? I don't want to call...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-09-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,545
Posted By DBZ
well if you have to stick it out for that long,...

well if you have to stick it out for that long, can you negotiate a salary increase? I don't blame you for feeling the need to stick it out. I hope they put themselves in a nursing home asap.  Hang...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-09-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By DBZ
What a horrible and stupid thing for someone to...

What a horrible and stupid thing for someone to do. My mom is a real estate agent. I can't wait to ask if anyone has ever done anything similiar. 
 
But I just thought of something. When a friend...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-09-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By DBZ
My daughter has hemiplegic cp due to a stroke...

My daughter has hemiplegic cp due to a stroke she had inutero. She requires support (me or a walker) for standing or walking. Most of the tone in her legs is low. The exception is her hamstrings....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-09-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,324
Posted By DBZ
OMG I friggin HATE the people at SSI. They act...

OMG I friggin HATE the people at SSI. They act like the money is coming directly out of their paycheck. They just stopped my oldest kids SSI, because I missed an appointment....2 really. The first...
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