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Forum: Unschooling   Today, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By moominmamma
Love starling&diesel's ideas, and that book looks...

Love starling&diesel's ideas, and that book looks fantastic!

One trick with the drawing thing that I found useful when my biggest perfectionist was at this stage was to take a stack of blank...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 08:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,542
Posted By moominmamma
Healthy momma, glad the thread was helpful. I...

Healthy momma, glad the thread was helpful. I think it can be really hard for parents who are work-away-from-homers, because their process of deschooling is so much slower than the in-the-trenches...
Forum: Site Help   Yesterday, 10:00 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,848
Posted By moominmamma
Yes, having the same problem here, on iOS7 and on...

Yes, having the same problem here, on iOS7 and on MacOsX using both Safari and Chrome. Bit of a mess. :(

Miranda
Forum: Unschooling   07-18-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By moominmamma
Siblings' roles in forming identity

Our family dynamics are in flux this summer, and that's got me thinking about this issue. It seems to me that unschooled kids, since they don't have the tangibility of grade levels and age-levelled...
Forum: Unschooling   07-18-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,542
Posted By moominmamma
No, don't worry, that's not what I meant. I...

No, don't worry, that's not what I meant. I mustn't have explained myself very well. Your story wasn't critical at all. I was just thinking a little thought experiment: if your child hadn't performed...
Forum: Unschooling   07-17-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,542
Posted By moominmamma
That's awesome! I've had moments like that...

That's awesome! I've had moments like that myself. Not with friends pop-quizzing my kids, but when my various kids started high school and need accelerated material to get any challenge, or when they...
Forum: Unschooling   07-17-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,542
Posted By moominmamma
lol, SweetSilver... we've had origami blitzes...

lol, SweetSilver... we've had origami blitzes here too ... so many cranes, so many boxes

Fiona is at Dance Camp this week. She's made a good friend, a girl who it turns out dances at the same...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-15-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By moominmamma
My experience homeschooling gifted kids is that...

My experience homeschooling gifted kids is that they're not usually ready for formal instruction any younger than their non-gifted peers. They're just capable of learning vast amounts informally --...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-15-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By moominmamma
I'm not understanding this. How does a highly...

I'm not understanding this. How does a highly exceptional IQ disqualify him from certain options?

If it makes you feel any better I've found that intellectual mismatches get easier to bridge as...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-14-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By moominmamma
I find this really weird too. Is it normal for...

I find this really weird too. Is it normal for colleges in the US to assume a sort of supervisory function over their students? In Canada that's not the case: residence living here is optional and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-14-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By moominmamma
"Bronte-like academy of four..." Lol! When my...

"Bronte-like academy of four..." Lol! When my eldest was your ds's age I was chasing a preschooler and an exceedingly rambunctious 5-year-old, had no vehicle during the day, and lived 3 miles up a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-13-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By moominmamma
Yes I agree with sewchris... why she is staying...

Yes I agree with sewchris... why she is staying with you would definitely play a role in deciding how to respond to her difficulties. Was this an adventure she chose because there was something about...
Forum: Unschooling   07-12-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,542
Posted By moominmamma
So mckittre, are you saying that if one is using...

So mckittre, are you saying that if one is using full-time enrolment in 5th grade primarily as a form of free child care (because you have to work full-time away from home during the day, for...
Forum: Unschooling   07-12-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,542
Posted By moominmamma
Here is the video from the summer music program...

Here is the video from the summer music program for young children that Fiona assisted with

Music Explorers 2014 (https://vimeo.com/100562161)

Miranda
Forum: Unschooling   07-11-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,542
Posted By moominmamma
I have a bunch of friends who talked about...

I have a bunch of friends who talked about possibly/probably homeschooling their kids but then enrolled them in school once kindergarten rolled around. I get it: while there's a lot of idealism...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-10-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By moominmamma
I completely agree with this. I am eternally...

I completely agree with this. I am eternally grateful to fate that I began teaching violin to a number of young children at about the same time I started noticing my own kids' intellectual gifts....
Forum: Unschooling   07-09-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,542
Posted By moominmamma
We made a trip to the nearest medium-sized city...

We made a trip to the nearest medium-sized city to pick up dd20. The two younger sisters wanted to come along (8 hours round-trip) but ds had to work so he stayed behind: he really hates road trips...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-07-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,018
Posted By moominmamma
I'm curious why not? I do this from time to time...

I'm curious why not? I do this from time to time with my various kids. They like it; they feel I have confidence in them and they relish the alone time and independence.

Maybe I'm missing...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-07-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By moominmamma
From an observational standpoint don't think...

From an observational standpoint don't think there's much practical difference between saying "he's a one in a hundred exception" and "he's a one in ten thousand exception." Practically speaking, in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-07-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By moominmamma
I don't even do as much as you do. No formal...

I don't even do as much as you do. No formal curriculum, except in math which is done fairly sparingly and in a child-led way. I honestly don't know of anyone in real life who follows a lesson plan,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-06-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,373
Posted By moominmamma
My solution has just been to make an effort to...

My solution has just been to make an effort to stay caught up myself. I don't have much interest in Snapchat myself, but I made an account and got comfortable enough with the culture there to get a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-06-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By moominmamma
I think Linda is right on the money. I think this...

I think Linda is right on the money. I think this feeling (which is very common, I agree, and almost an inevitable part of being a parent) comes of observing something specific about your child and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-05-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,373
Posted By moominmamma
Certainly there are some differences in...

Certainly there are some differences in philosophy here ... personally I think lack of anonymity creates the accountability that promotes better on-line behaviour. But I was wondering more...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-05-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By moominmamma
I think new-to-homeschooling moms often get it...

I think new-to-homeschooling moms often get it backwards: they figure they'll start with some curriculum structure when their kids are young so they feel like they have something to go on, and then...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-05-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,373
Posted By moominmamma
Maybe I'm missing something here, but what's the...

Maybe I'm missing something here, but what's the "yikes" for?

I live in a small town that has a small-town newspaper in which my kids are quite regularly photographed and written about. That's...
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