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Forum: Queer Parenting   09-25-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Cassidy68
Facebook group?

Does anyone know how I can find the MDC queer families group on Facebook? Have searched but not found it... Help please!
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-25-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Cassidy68
Thanks Letitia! I'll keep you posted... The book...

Thanks Letitia! I'll keep you posted... The book is scheduled for publication in 2016.
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-25-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Cassidy68
Thanks! I didn't know there was a Facebook group...

Thanks! I didn't know there was a Facebook group too- I will check that out! And thanks for the support :)
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-22-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Cassidy68
Looking for queer families

Hello. I'm a queer parent of a ten year old, and also an author of a number of novels for kids and teens. My latest project is a non-fiction kids' book about Pride Day (aimed at ages 11-14). I want...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-04-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,102
Posted By Cassidy68
Beautiful. I love her sarcasm and her sense of...

Beautiful. I love her sarcasm and her sense of humour. Read it aloud to my son, who also appreciates such things :)
Forum: Unschooling   07-04-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,302
Posted By Cassidy68
Oh yes, this! Absolutely. You'd think I'd be used...

Oh yes, this! Absolutely. You'd think I'd be used to it but it just blows me away every time. Serious stealth learning happening. Sometimes when you least expect it.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-26-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Cassidy68
My son is nine and has been a homeschooler since...

My son is nine and has been a homeschooler since he was six. I think the idea that home schooled kids have less opportunities is a bit of a myth. Where we live, there is a large and active home...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-23-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 64,301
Posted By Cassidy68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 4evermom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1346295/11-year-old-addicted-to-minecraft/100#post_17547878) ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-14-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 939
Posted By Cassidy68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by seawind http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1385605/minecraft#post_17546736)
 I can sort of understand why...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-18-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Cassidy68
Hi and welcome.   I think that if you are...

Hi and welcome.
 
I think that if you are planning to send your child to school (which I think you have to do in Sweden, is that right?) it can be important to have an understanding of common...
Forum: Unschooling   12-08-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Cassidy68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1393997/passions-vs-interests#post_17521620)
 I think the idea...
Forum: Unschooling   12-07-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Cassidy68
This is a fascinating topic to me. I grew up...

This is a fascinating topic to me. I grew up with a parent who had work that he was extremely passionate about-- and I kind of assumed that I would also find a job that I loved as much as he loved...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-22-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,642
Posted By Cassidy68
   I'm leaning towards option 2 for a few...

  
I'm leaning towards option 2 for a few reasons. First, almost two years is a long time to cope in the current school. 


 
This. Two years still feels like a long time for me, in my forties,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-22-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Cassidy68
Lisa Rivera's book  gives a nice overview of a...

Lisa Rivera's book  gives a nice overview of a wide range of approaches: 
http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Home-Schooling-Resource-Families/dp/0910707480...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-11-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Cassidy68
My son and I enjoyed it too. Actually, he's...

My son and I enjoyed it too. Actually, he's enjoyed all of Gordon Korman's books (good news- there are MANY. Like 70+ I think). 
Forum: Unschooling   10-11-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Cassidy68
Interesting. We've done similar things to others...

Interesting. We've done similar things to others here... I've never been a sports person but I try to stay reasonably fit-- I have a treadmill in the living room, so I can exercise on days that my...
Forum: Unschooling   10-08-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By Cassidy68
You know, the more I think about it, I'm kind of...

You know, the more I think about it, I'm kind of blown away by the amount of learning that has come from Minecraft here. Specific things-- like digital circuits and logic gates- AND/OR/XNOR etc--...
Forum: Unschooling   10-07-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By Cassidy68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Fillyjonk http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390274/ok-minecraft#post_17478388)
  
My feeling is that it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-27-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,096
Posted By Cassidy68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mommsie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1389925/if-you-work-part-time-and-homeschool#post_17469357)
 What...
Forum: Parenting   09-20-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,797
Posted By Cassidy68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Spindlewood http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-12-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By Cassidy68
Most of my books are for teens but I've written...

Most of my books are for teens but I've written two books for 7-9 year olds-- Ben's Robot and Ben the Inventor. They're good ones for curious, imaginative kids who like robots, gadgets and inventing...
Forum: Unschooling   07-19-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Cassidy68
Just realized that when I posted this earlier, I...

Just realized that when I posted this earlier, I posted it in the wrong thread. Oops- I have a cat needing eye drops every two hours and I don't do well with sleep deprivation! Anyway, here are a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-19-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Cassidy68
If he is interested in computer game design,...

If he is interested in computer game design, check out these (all free, though you can buy full version of GameMaker if you like the lite version and want more): Scratch, Kodu, GameMaker 
 
If he...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-17-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Cassidy68
Lots of very cool kits and also Arduino projects...

Lots of very cool kits and also Arduino projects here: http://www.makershed.com/
My son has the 4WD Arduino robot- might be right up your son's alley, as it requires building, soldering and C++ (I...
Forum: Unschooling   07-14-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By Cassidy68
I was like that as a kid- I read constantly....

I was like that as a kid- I read constantly. Most of our family photos from my childhood show me with a book- there's even one taken at a wedding, with all the wedding guests lined up posing and...
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