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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-06-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 624
Posted By skreader
Not all knowledge is for use. Some is glorious...

Not all knowledge is for use. Some is glorious and beautiful in and of itself. There's "ars gratia artis" - art for arts' sake; I think that on some levels it's great to have knowledge for...
Forum: Learning at School   11-06-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By skreader
My kids attended schools w/ uniforms from...

My kids attended schools w/ uniforms from kindergarten until high school. My eldest just graduated from high school.

The uniforms are/were uniform - exact same shirts, skorts, shorts, trousers, ...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-06-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By skreader
deleted because I realized I wasn't answering the...

deleted because I realized I wasn't answering the question asked
Forum: Spirituality   06-30-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By skreader
Here's some to start - see if any catches your...

Here's some to start - see if any catches your fancy

Indigo Girls
Closer to Fine - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUgwM1Ky228
Secure Yourself -...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-30-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By skreader
DD18 - working in an English Learning centre...

DD18 - working in an English Learning centre until end of July (earning $$). Then we will have about 3 weeks to enjoy each other & the city before she heads overseas to start college.

DS -16 - has...
Forum: Parenting   06-09-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 976
Posted By skreader
DD - traveling to the consulate to renew her...

DD - traveling to the consulate to renew her passport

DS- volunteering in a microbiology lab
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-22-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By skreader
Hope something positive comes of it, just saw...

Hope something positive comes of it, just saw this report in the news: DCF has more than 36,000 cases (children) to look after.
 
According to the SEIU (the union that represents the DCF case...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-21-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By skreader
Massachusetts' Dept of Children & Families has a...

Massachusetts' Dept of Children & Families has a warning signs check-list. Some of what you describe is there:
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dcf/child-abuse-neglect/warning-signs.html...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-19-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,085
Posted By skreader
Hi ContactMaya,   No, I assuming that one...

Hi ContactMaya,
 
No, I assuming that one stranger is asking another stranger to disclose their ethnic background  and/or family history (which was the initial point of the thread), no implication...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-19-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By skreader
Fried rice (if any left-over)  cooked w/ any...

Fried rice (if any left-over)  cooked w/ any leftover veggies or mixed veggies
 
boiled pasta w/ butter or olive oil  + sprinkle some cheese + simple lettuce salad
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-18-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,085
Posted By skreader
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by contactmaya http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361247/where-are-you-guys-from/20#post_17631035)

  How can...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By skreader
Rather than "push" with a "you must read X...

Rather than "push" with a "you must read X amount per day" I think it would be better to get some from the Library. Then, do "read at bed-time" (or other time - we always did before bed, but YMMV) ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By skreader
I know you said you want to start w/ US History,...

I know you said you want to start w/ US History, but  you might want to look at Peace Hill Press's "The Story of the World" by the Wise-Bauer's (home-schooling "Classical Education")...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-15-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By skreader
Quote: To each his own,...

Quote: To each his own, obviously. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
 
Miranda


 
Yes, my kids (like  DH and me) are very structure & process oriented. We like making our...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-14-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,085
Posted By skreader
Hi Enrooted,   It can be offensive for some...

Hi Enrooted,
 
It can be offensive for some people because it may imply that they are not like  "real Germans" or "real Americans" or "real Chinese". Asking questions about another person's family...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-13-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By skreader
Hi Miranda,   I respectfully disagree with...

Hi Miranda,
 
I respectfully disagree with the idea that adults do not typically have chores assigned. When I lived with other adults as flat-mates, we found that it was very useful to have have...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-11-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By skreader
We see mainly two GPs - so it's no big deal,...

We see mainly two GPs - so it's no big deal, we've all shared the same doctors for years. When they go off to college they will use the clinics there.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-11-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By skreader
DD - just turned 18 & DS - just turned 16.  We...

DD - just turned 18 & DS - just turned 16.  We live in a flat that about 1,000 square feet (maybe a bit less)
 
Each does the dishes 3 times per week (DH & I do the 1 day they do not)
Each does...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-17-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By skreader
I am suspicious & wonder if carsonm3 is really a...

I am suspicious & wonder if carsonm3 is really a parent at all, or someone trying to troll the forums & to see how much nonsense we will swallow.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-17-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By skreader
I began to read Time magazine when I was 10...

I began to read Time magazine when I was 10 years old - my parents had it in the house.
 
I think any current news magazine is capable of being understood and enjoyed by teenagers. My kids are now...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-06-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By skreader
My kids are now 16 & almost 18. Since they got...

My kids are now 16 & almost 18. Since they got to secondary school, there's been a general expectation that they should tidy their rooms and vacuum once a week & that they change their bed-linens...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-03-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By skreader
My husband also often talks to his mom  (who is...

My husband also often talks to his mom  (who is also a widow & visits w/ her. But, that's one of the the things I love about him. My DH is also the eldest son of a Chinese family & feels the...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-03-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 33,892
Posted By skreader
I was once in a women's group and one meeting...

I was once in a women's group and one meeting someone brought a book about massage & we all learned & practiced giving foot massages to each other.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-31-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By skreader
Our son is just turned 16 & my husband and I...

Our son is just turned 16 & my husband and I have noticed in the past month or two he sometimes speaks to us in a surly or raised tone of voice. Sometimes there is eye rolling and a bit of what is...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-31-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By skreader
I sometimes try and have these thoughts &...

I sometimes try and have these thoughts & sayings echo in my brain
 
  "Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without"
 
From different religions.
 
"Who is rich? He who is contented with his...
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