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Forum: Preteens and Teens   Today, 10:28 PM
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Posted By moominmamma
I never interfered in my kids' social lives,...

I never interfered in my kids' social lives, never set up playdates for them unless they asked, never pushed them to play with others. Not at any age. So for us there was no real age of transition. ...
Forum: Unschooling   Today, 10:16 PM
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Views: 631
Posted By moominmamma
Left Fiona home alone for the weekend. She had...

Left Fiona home alone for the weekend. She had friends over to watch movies on the projector/screen, and a couple of them spent the night. There is a risk in this situation, especially since her...
Forum: Unschooling   12-01-2016, 07:24 PM
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Posted By moominmamma
December 2016 Unschooling Thread

day to day, everyone welcome ... add what you want to this thread.

Miranda
Forum: Unschooling   12-01-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By moominmamma
Hey guyzzzz... it's December! :)

Hey guyzzzz... it's December!

:)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-28-2016, 05:14 PM
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Posted By moominmamma
Educating isn't something I do to my children....

Educating isn't something I do to my children. It's a process they define, direct, create.

My kids have always enjoyed playing computer games. But it wasn't a case of me saying "here's a game...
Forum: Unschooling   11-28-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By moominmamma
Coffee maker ... I am a huge fan of the...

Coffee maker ... I am a huge fan of the Aeropress. We bought one for the House-in-town, but even at home where we own a high-end home espresso machine I prefer the $30 Aeropress. (We bought an extra...
Forum: Education   11-24-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By moominmamma
Beading, knitting, spool knitting, weaving, Lego,...

Beading, knitting, spool knitting, weaving, Lego, Playmobil, K'nex, musical instrument study (eg. recorder, piano, violin, cello), Hama beads, coloring books, rainbow loom, Scupley/Fimo, plasticine,...
Forum: Unschooling   11-24-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By moominmamma
Not really, at least not at this age. Had...

Not really, at least not at this age. Had preschool teachers concerned about my eldest's language development at age 4, since she was mute and preferred to sit in the corner looking at books. She was...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-23-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,541
Posted By moominmamma
I will ask again ... "can you point me to even...

I will ask again ... "can you point me to even one case where a random teen who adhered to basic rules of personal safety was harmed because someone knew where they live" ?

Really, I think you're...
Forum: Unschooling   11-20-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By moominmamma
Here's the whole sordid tale: Ds's...

Here's the whole sordid tale:

Ds's suspension was for allowing a girl to drink beer in his hotel room during a school trip. The girl was 18yo and legal drinking age in Alberta, where the trip was,...
Forum: Unschooling   11-18-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By moominmamma
Yes, rather unlikely to change, lol! ...

Yes, rather unlikely to change, lol!



When you think about it, a school is a public good -- especially important in small towns and neighbourhoods where it might be the only space suitable for...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-17-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,541
Posted By moominmamma
Not upset at all. I just think trolling, which...

Not upset at all. I just think trolling, which you've done unabashedly since arriving her at MDC, is one of the lowest forms of human interaction. Please take it elsewhere. Or maybe you could just...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-17-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,541
Posted By moominmamma
I don't think trolling is appropriate in this...

I don't think trolling is appropriate in this community. Nor is calling the original post stupid. Parents have enough to stress over without having drama added to their lives artificially. This is...
Forum: Unschooling   11-16-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By moominmamma
The Flipped Classroom and Unschoolers

Something a week or so ago got me thinking anew about the flipped classroom model, this time from the perspective of an unschooling parent whose kids have all eventually chosen to go to school.
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Forum: Unschooling   11-16-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By moominmamma
Lol, when he was 17 my ds got a 1-day suspension...

Lol, when he was 17 my ds got a 1-day suspension from school (long kind of funny story, not worth getting into, but it was a "keeping up appearances" suspension given reluctantly by the principal...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-16-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,541
Posted By moominmamma
I don't doubt that this is possible, if someone...

I don't doubt that this is possible, if someone were incredibly determined. But, you know, lots of people know where my kids live. What is the harm in that, in and of itself?

In order for harm to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-15-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,541
Posted By moominmamma
Being recognized on the street is a danger how? I...

Being recognized on the street is a danger how? I guess I'm showing my small-town colours here, but being recognized on the street is normal for us ... and my children don't necessarily always know,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-14-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,541
Posted By moominmamma
I'm not clear on precisely what the 'danger' is...

I'm not clear on precisely what the 'danger' is in showing one's face? In real terms, what are the risks?

Miranda
Forum: Unschooling   11-09-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By moominmamma
I keep seeing this election through the lens of...

I keep seeing this election through the lens of education. I can't help but think that it is the result of voters growing up without the habits of mind, critical thinking skills and media literacy...
Forum: Canada   11-06-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By moominmamma
I'm the mom to one former teen girl (22) and two...

I'm the mom to one former teen girl (22) and two current teen girls (13 and 17). And I'm a former teen girl myself ;)

Miranda
Forum: Unschooling   11-06-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By moominmamma
Some words and phrases that might inspire...

Some words and phrases that might inspire something...

Looking Outside the Box
Delight-Driven Home Learning
Facilitating with Finesse
The World Is Our Classroom
Living and Learning

??
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-03-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By moominmamma
For me it boils down to this: do your best to...

For me it boils down to this: do your best to imagine how things look and feel to others and take that into account when you act and speak. It's bragging if it might make others feel worse about...
Forum: Unschooling   11-01-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By moominmamma
Things my unschooler is learning through...

Things my unschooler is learning through attending school:

Recharging... it's really apparent these days how much of an introvert she is, now that she's spending so much of her days in large...
Forum: Unschooling   11-01-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By moominmamma
November 2016 Unschooling Thread

Anything goes!

Miranda
Forum: Unschooling   10-30-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,974
Posted By moominmamma
We have mostly non-cordless phones because of our...

We have mostly non-cordless phones because of our frequent power outages. But those are still easy to buy new. Rotary phones, gosh, they stopped selling those in the 1970s. You're a major dinosaur,...
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