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Forum: Learning at School   11-18-2014, 05:57 AM
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Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Teaching critical thinking using horoscope and tarot?

I wanted to invite or LAS members to contribute to a related thread posted in Religious Studies.
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Forum: Religious Studies   11-18-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 15
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Teaching critical thinking using horoscope and tarot?

I'm curious to hear from folks who practice some forms of spirituality related to reading horoscope or tarot.

First, I'd like to hear how people who practice these things feel about things like...
Forum: Activism and News   11-17-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,617
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I absolutely agree with your link but not your...

I absolutely agree with your link but not your connection with Sears (who is no great love of mine, btw), which (to repeat) mentions this: "Avoid forceful restraint. If holding makes your child...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-16-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 124
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Another obvious route would be to contact someone...

Another obvious route would be to contact someone at the ACLU for your local area to see if they can recommend a good support group.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 124
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yes there is(Convention on the Rights of the...

Yes there is(Convention on the Rights of the Child), and to my knowledge, that has still not been ratified by the United States. Lovely, ha?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-16-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 124
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Does the highschool have some sort of...

Does the highschool have some sort of Gay/Straight Alliance program? If I were you, I would feel like I needed to have a little more community support and feedback for this situation.

While this...
Forum: Activism and News   11-11-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,617
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
One other thing to add is that here at MDC "AP"...

One other thing to add is that here at MDC "AP" and "NFL" are often used together. In reality, they are two different things. Sure, you can make an argument that caring for the Earth is the ultimate...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-10-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Subbing to hear ideas. I'm a student now and am...

Subbing to hear ideas. I'm a student now and am out of the home for 2 full days (and evenings). I will do my student teaching in January so I'll be "working" 5 full days + 2 night classes. Curious to...
Forum: Parenting   11-09-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 287
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
This, to me, is the only value of AP (as a...

This, to me, is the only value of AP (as a label/grouping of parting practices). And, my experience is very different from the people feel oppressed by AP. When I get close to people it seems like a...
Forum: Activism and News   11-09-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,617
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I was thinking about this thread today while...

I was thinking about this thread today while bored at the soccer field watching one of my kids play. :eek: I don't know quite how to describe what I want to contribute because it's like this funky...
Forum: Parenting   11-09-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 287
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Being a carpool curmudgeon, I wish I could say...

Being a carpool curmudgeon, I wish I could say that thinking the activity was cool amounted to a hill of beans when driving across town. ;-) Ha, ha, ha.
Forum: Activism and News   11-09-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,617
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Subbling because this is the sort of parenting...

Subbling because this is the sort of parenting discussion that I enjoy. Also chiming in that respect for self and a balanced, fulfilled, joyful life for the parent is as important as anything else....
Forum: Parenting   11-09-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 287
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Side-stepping what NML was implying (because the...

Side-stepping what NML was implying (because the question seemed to be more about her own experiences), "AP" was the less time-consuming choice for me as a parent. Over the years I've heard stories...
Forum: Parenting   11-09-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 287
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
This is just my philosophical observation but I...

This is just my philosophical observation but I find the divide more noticeable the less I know someone. There are certainly times when I either observe or read about a stranger and wonder what the...
Forum: Parenting   11-08-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 287
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Chiming in with the crowd to agree that I think...

Chiming in with the crowd to agree that I think we're all about the same. ;-) I think there are some key things that AP helps support parents on if that's what works for their family (extended BFing,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-04-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I got one child all the way to 13 and another one...

I got one child all the way to 13 and another one chugging along to 3.5 without ever locking a single door. Or shutting a door. So that gives you some idea of where we're coming from.

I don't...
Forum: Learning at School   11-04-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet but...

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet but by the time we were picking a MS with my DC, she was really one driving the bus. She and I sat down and we put together a system for comparing schools....
Forum: Learning at School   10-25-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
One out of the box idea - a different public...

One out of the box idea - a different public school that offers full-day K? Of course if you have any choice schools (like a charter/magnet) they are likely full by this time in the year. Although,...
Forum: Learning at School   10-25-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I don't think there is anything wrong with it,...

I don't think there is anything wrong with it, though I do think it is considered retention (because he is repeating K, right?). The thing is, you may not have that option. I would speak with the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-16-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
We did a combo (this thread is from last year)....

We did a combo (this thread is from last year). We are definitely working with a complicated situation in that our extended family really wants to help and be involved in the sort of way where they...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-28-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,610
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
My opinion about laws with regard to neglect and...

My opinion about laws with regard to neglect and supervision is that CPS involvement really needs to be very individuated and laws will not be all that helpful in determining neglect. In my state a...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-28-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,610
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
One of the articles I linked, which I think was...

One of the articles I linked, which I think was from 2013, mentioned that only three states have an age recommendation for when parents can start deciding to leave kids.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-27-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,610
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I am honestly not all that interested in picking...

I am honestly not all that interested in picking apart that one case - only even glanced at the article and didn't see the footage you saw, so all of my comments are more general and not related to...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-27-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,610
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
LT, I share your opinion. Even when my DC was...

LT, I share your opinion. Even when my DC was very young, I tended to be an observer rather than a "player". I absolutely LOVE to sit back and watch my children play. I KNOW that people are looking...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-27-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,610
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I think we see BOTH. Certainly in the "AP" world...

I think we see BOTH. Certainly in the "AP" world we do see some discussion of autonomy that I think takes us away from a culture of mutual respect that doesn't seem to embrace community input and...
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