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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-25-2014, 10:59 PM
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Posted By rumi
We review through the county (Harford) and it has...

We review through the county (Harford) and it has worked pretty well for us. I have learned to translate what we do into their format.
Forum: Unschooling   12-24-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 900
Posted By rumi
Glad you liked it, moominmamma. I personally...

Glad you liked it, moominmamma. I personally can't draw one to save my life but I think that it fits with the overall philosophy of slowing down, connecting with the earth and the community … in...
Forum: Unschooling   12-24-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 900
Posted By rumi
mckittre, does your library get Home Education...

mckittre, does your library get Home Education Magazine. There is an article in the Nov-Dec 2013 (http://unschooling.com/homeeducationmagazine/november-december-2013_table_contents/) issue called...
Forum: Unschooling   12-24-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 900
Posted By rumi
We have a holiday that we celebrate in the middle...

We have a holiday that we celebrate in the middle of January (rice harvest time in India) and traditionally the festivities begin for the whole month in advance. One neighbor of ours does the...
Forum: Unschooling   12-20-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 900
Posted By rumi
actually come to think of it, we did make a lot...

actually come to think of it, we did make a lot more effort to go to playdates and such when dd was younger. now due to a combination of her actually wanting time to herself, time to do nothing...
Forum: Unschooling   12-20-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 900
Posted By rumi
Just to pipe in on a topic that came up earlier,...

Just to pipe in on a topic that came up earlier, I can see where Sweet Silver is coming from wrt the socialization question. I myself have wondered why no one ever asks about how we cover all the...
Forum: Unschooling   12-18-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 900
Posted By rumi
I never had a fully unschooled attitude towards...

I never had a fully unschooled attitude towards screens if that means that you never limit them, etc. However I tried not to "impose" any limit but rather to see that we had enough other activities...
Forum: Unschooling   12-18-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 900
Posted By rumi
wrt to unschoolers thinking about high school … ...

wrt to unschoolers thinking about high school …

I know, I am finding it funny too, that we are starting to think about dd going to high school just about the time I feel like I/ she would be the...
Forum: Unschooling   12-08-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 900
Posted By rumi
Logging in after a very long time - for the past...

Logging in after a very long time - for the past month or longer I haven't been able to access this site at all! I think the non-neutral internet has already started because I am finding around half...
Forum: Unschooling   10-22-2014, 07:49 AM
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Posted By rumi
Interesting thread. Not having multiple kids I...

Interesting thread. Not having multiple kids I haven't faced the kinds of situations you all have described. Not just because it is easy to cater to the wishes of the child when she is the only...
Forum: Unschooling   10-22-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By rumi
and, to take this further, I think that "doing...

and, to take this further, I think that "doing what they want" can sometimes be harder than following a regime. Certainly when it comes to intellectual pursuits I have observed that dd has such...
Forum: Unschooling   10-21-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,130
Posted By rumi
Hi - this thread caught my attention because over...

Hi - this thread caught my attention because over the past few years I have observed that my dd prefers fiction every single time.

Earlier she did read quite a bit of nonfiction picture books,...
Forum: Unschooling   10-21-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By rumi
interesting topic. I do think that...

interesting topic.

I do think that unschoolers probably live with fewer constraints. And I have also observed that dd has pretty good self-discipline and the ability to do things she does not...
Forum: Unschooling   10-17-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,728
Posted By rumi
Picking up from the most recent post, since that...

Picking up from the most recent post, since that is an easy one, I am thrilled to say that dd reads to me! She is very happy to do so, in fact. I am on book 5 of Harry Potter (I am reading one book...
Forum: Unschooling   10-17-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By rumi
Logging in after a long time and shocked to read...

Logging in after a long time and shocked to read this thread.

What a terrible loss for the community.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-01-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By rumi
So I got the books a couple of weeks ago and...

So I got the books a couple of weeks ago and started reading it. I may have mentioned to dd that I had gotten them but nothing more. Last night she commented that Life of Fred, which she generally...
Forum: Unschooling   09-17-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By rumi
Interesting discussion on the broader components....

Interesting discussion on the broader components.

I personally find it hard to believe that someone who normally led a structured life and suddenly had 1-6 weeks free wouldn't have a ton of...
Forum: Unschooling   09-12-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,428
Posted By rumi
Welcome Deborah. Mine also dislikes cutesy stuff...

Welcome Deborah. Mine also dislikes cutesy stuff like that and I have heard others say this too. Makes me wonder why they even make the books like that at all.

Reading about Scotland's vote and...
Forum: Unschooling   09-11-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,428
Posted By rumi
Sure you got it for less than half the price but...

Sure you got it for less than half the price but also less than half the fun of our plan!
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,428
Posted By rumi
This calls for a Rainbow Gathering … Maryland...

This calls for a Rainbow Gathering … Maryland 2015?
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By rumi
Sorry if this is growing increasingly irrelevant...

Sorry if this is growing increasingly irrelevant to the OP but as a PP brought up Burning Man and as I have been to neither event, let me jump and say that I think they are quite different in that...
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,428
Posted By rumi
Wow, hadn't heard of Diane Gottlieb till now. ...

Wow, hadn't heard of Diane Gottlieb till now. She sure packs a punch in her poetry.

Garlic Festival???? wow! Sounds like something I should be attending. (But, like the Rainbow Festival, it...
Forum: Unschooling   09-07-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By rumi
Hi, just wanted to say hi. I've not been to a...

Hi, just wanted to say hi. I've not been to a Rainbow Gathering and had not heard of them until a few months ago when I read a book called "Free Spirit" written by someone who had attended (at...
Forum: Unschooling   09-07-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 715
Posted By rumi
Well McKittre, I think that passions grow in a...

Well McKittre, I think that passions grow in a context and so does our life. SO if we are involved in each others' lives then even if right now we (adults) decide nearly all of the big picture, our...
Forum: Unschooling   09-07-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,428
Posted By rumi
OMG I haven't had the kind of trauma that I...

OMG

I haven't had the kind of trauma that I hear you describing but can still relate to the incident you mention. dd has said things that hurt my feelings and later said that she didn't mean it...
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