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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-28-2011, 03:45 PM
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Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
I was born off the grid with no birth...

I was born off the grid with no birth certificate and so were several of my siblings.  It was fine for our parents because they didn't have to prove anything.  But, I wanted to go to college, get...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-16-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
Could she use another bathroom at the school?...

Could she use another bathroom at the school?  The nurse's office or a visitor's bathroom?  I wouldn't wan to use the bathroom either.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-16-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
I work full time in the summer and variable...

I work full time in the summer and variable hours during the school year (15 to 40 a week).  My husband works from home and does some of the home schooling one or two days a weeks.  He also does...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-13-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,835
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
Setting boundaries about hitting and swearing is...

Setting boundaries about hitting and swearing is cool.  The rest of your post reeks of cliquey exclusion.  Do you know how difficult life is for kids who are different?  Probably not.  I'm guessing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-10-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
We have delved deeper in depth then I intended...

We have delved deeper in depth then I intended with my then 8 year old.  For MLK day, we read some books on MLK and he started asking questions about what the Civil Rights Movement was.  So we read...
Forum: Women's Health   04-05-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,635
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
My great aunt died from scarlet fever in the...

My great aunt died from scarlet fever in the 1940's before the introduction on antibiotics.  I'm not a huge fan of antibiotic.  I've seen first hand the effects of the super bugs in my patients.
I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-24-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,134
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
We added several sets of shelves to my son's old...

We added several sets of shelves to my son's old play room.  It's basically a wide windowless hallway.  Between the kitchen and living room.  We store our books, a shelf for library books, arts and...
Forum: Unschooling   03-24-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,279
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
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Forum: Unschooling   03-23-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,279
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
I don't unschool my son.  I was unschooled, home...

I don't unschool my son.  I was unschooled, home schooled, and attended a democratic school, which was basically unschooling at school.  I'm not judging anyone, but my personal experience is radical...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-22-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,120
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
The Intellego Unit Studies look great!  Has...

The Intellego Unit Studies look great!  Has anyone used them?  I get the critical thinking catolog and I always want to order something, but it does seems pricey.  I sometimes take my son to Barnes...
Forum: Parenting   03-21-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
Be honest with your friend.  My son isn't on the...

Be honest with your friend.  My son isn't on the spectrum, but has ADHD and especially when he was younger he had major speech and social delays.  Play dates with typical peers were essential to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-19-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,120
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
What I have loved: 1.  Explode the code...

What I have loved:
1.  Explode the code online, my son can do it himself.  He has a certain number of of units to do each day.  He can't argue with the computer, so it can't devolve into a power...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-19-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
My local library has this books, I'll have to...

My local library has this books, I'll have to check it out.  Thanks.
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-17-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-17-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
I used a number line to help my son transition...

I used a number line to help my son transition from blocks to higher numbers.  I just wrote a number line 0 to 20 on the top of the page.  For some reason having the visual cue made the transition...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-13-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,587
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
I don't post much anyway, but the new format is...

I don't post much anyway, but the new format is hard to navigate, starting a new thread is a nightmare, it's slow, and I hate the spell check.  Those are kind of petty reasons, but certainly are one...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-09-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
First of all, your son should be eligible for...

First of all, your son should be eligible for early intervention provided by the state.  The evalaution and services are free,  If you are already getting EI, disregard this.  
 
My son was...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-06-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
We've been through this with our eight year old....

We've been through this with our eight year old. I have a hard time with his diagnosis, he's had several including ASD.  The last one, and probably the most accurate, was ADHD and mild SPD.  But, at...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-31-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,146
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
I seriously doubt the validity of IQ tests for...

I seriously doubt the validity of IQ tests for kids with learning disabilities, whatever the learning disability is ADHD, speech related, dyslexia, or auditory processing.  My son's IQ has been...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
When we decided to home school our son after a...

When we decided to home school our son after a less then successful year of kindergarten in a private school, both sides of our family had concerns.  My sister, an educator, did express her concerns...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-15-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,499
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
My son has ADHD, he doesn't take medication for...

My son has ADHD, he doesn't take medication for it at the moment.  He also has food allergies/intolerances and has a restricted diet due his ADHD.  One of my relatives decided his food allergies...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-14-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
I'm sorry for both you and your son.  DS had...

I'm sorry for both you and your son.  DS had some similar  experiences in kindergarten, minus the mixed age recess.  I find the idea of junior high kids hanging out with 1st grades, except under...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-14-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
I was unschooled for a while as a child both at...

I was unschooled for a while as a child both at home and at an alternative school.  The school was completely child led and no one really kept track of what we were doing.  I loved to read and spent...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-13-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
Could your children qualify for the state...

Could your children qualify for the state insurance plan?   It varies from state to state, but some states have high income caps, especially for a family of four.  Where we live the income limit for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-10-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 77
Posted By NightOwlwithowlet
I'm looking for resources; websites, movies,...

I'm looking for resources; websites, movies, books, anything, for a 8 year old.  My attempts to explain the Civil Rights movement and MLK have been kind of pathetic.  We have been doing history...
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