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Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By SweetSilver
I would encourage your husband to be fairly loose...

I would encourage your husband to be fairly loose on this first test, and use it as more of a baseline for future progress, just like states that require progress on testing outcomes. Make sure he...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,135
Posted By SweetSilver
Wow, Canada. You folks are getting some US-style...

Wow, Canada. You folks are getting some US-style craziness up/over there. Yikes!
Forum: Unschooling   10-21-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By SweetSilver
I have to be really really motivated to finish a...

I have to be really really motivated to finish a book. Game of Thrones, for example, kept me enthralled for about 6 months reading through all 5 books. I read every second I had, and towards the...
Forum: Unschooling   10-21-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By SweetSilver
rumi, I think the key is identifying and defining...

rumi, I think the key is identifying and defining "needs" and what it would mean to adjust to that. Example: My daughter had very poor fine motor skills, and writing was a chore for her. In this...
Forum: Unschooling   10-21-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By SweetSilver
I really hate the "I'm making you do something...

I really hate the "I'm making you do something you don't like because you need to get used to doing something you don't like" thing. It's not only patronizing, I feel it generally sets kids up to be...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-20-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 621
Posted By SweetSilver
155.5 Modest, but under 155 is in sight!

155.5

Modest, but under 155 is in sight!
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-18-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 621
Posted By SweetSilver
:laugh Nothing much. Energy down. Doing...

:laugh

Nothing much. Energy down. Doing fine. Hit 155 today, but we'll see. All I have left today and tomorrow is workworkwork. Feeling really tired and low today. Had to work yesterday,...
Forum: Unschooling   10-18-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By SweetSilver
Good ideas, biographies of scientists. Not...

Good ideas, biographies of scientists. Not exactly fiction, but stories nonetheless. Though it's not physics, one of my favorites was a picture book about Roger Tory Peterson, "For the Birds" I...
Forum: Unschooling   10-18-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By SweetSilver
Yes, probably the vendor.

Yes, probably the vendor.
Forum: Unschooling   10-18-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By SweetSilver
The homeschool laws in Washington are not...

The homeschool laws in Washington are not involved, they just *look* involved. Nobody is looking over anyone's shoulder anywhere. Need 45 quarter college credits to homeschool? Who's double...
Forum: Unschooling   10-18-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By SweetSilver
Yes, homeschooling and unschooling is well...

Yes, homeschooling and unschooling is well supported in our corner of North America. I live in the greater Olympia area. Personally, I feel extremely lucky to be living in this region. Isolated...
Forum: Unschooling   10-18-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By SweetSilver
Good point about an agreed upon score. Is...

Good point about an agreed upon score.

Is the Canadian test self-administered? The US test we ordered was, and we had 2 weeks to complete it and send it back. This was when dd1 was at the end of...
Forum: Unschooling   10-17-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By SweetSilver
I get overwhelmed just thinking about everything...

I get overwhelmed just thinking about everything there is to know about, and I mean really cool things, not just "well, you gotta know about this..." kind of things, if that makes sense. So, when...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-17-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By SweetSilver
Grumble grumblegrumble gripe. My coleader,...

Grumble grumblegrumble gripe.

My coleader, without consulting me, told the girls she's going to give points for "good behavior" and wearing vests. They can redeem their points for little...
Forum: Unschooling   10-16-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By SweetSilver
I agree about the preferences. I was always...

I agree about the preferences. I was always hyper-empathetic and hated nonfiction growing up. Now, I read it almost exclusively though usually in the context of auto/biographies ("The Road from...
Forum: Unschooling   10-15-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By SweetSilver
My girls love non-fiction and always have. ...

My girls love non-fiction and always have.

At their ages, when they are still working out some of the difficulties of reading with total ease, they prefer to listen to fiction rather than read...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-15-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 621
Posted By SweetSilver
It's the hardest thing to get back up after a...

It's the hardest thing to get back up after a hard day, but once you get back in the habit it's the best feeling. Knowing that you are never so down that you can't get up and do an hour of yoga or...
Forum: Unschooling   10-13-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By SweetSilver
I hope this trip will be fabulous. Bon voyage!

I hope this trip will be fabulous. Bon voyage!
Forum: Site Help   10-13-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By SweetSilver
Oh, it's a hash tag Why does it do that? ...

Oh, it's a hash tag

Why does it do that? It's annoying when you want to just write "#1".
Forum: Site Help   10-13-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By SweetSilver
Why does #1 create a link?

#1 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1)
#2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2)
Forum: Allergies   10-13-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By SweetSilver
You are discovering the frustrating world of...

You are discovering the frustrating world of INTOLERANCES.

It seems like those are just-- well, pooh!-- mild versions of allergies, but that's entirely incorrect. Intolerances can be...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-13-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 621
Posted By SweetSilver
Good morning! (yawn) This morning 156. I'm...

Good morning! (yawn)

This morning 156. I'm 5'3". That's down another pound from last challenge (yay!)

Hoping for the next 3-4 pounds during this challenge that would get me firmly below 155...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-11-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By SweetSilver
My daughters and I are still working on dd9's...

My daughters and I are still working on dd9's last journey for her summit. Finishing up a bit late, but my coleader is fine with it. They decided to try to get a deer crossing sign on our road...
Forum: Unschooling   10-10-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By SweetSilver
I do know some millenials with degrees--good...

I do know some millenials with degrees--good ones-- and difficulty finding positions connected to that.

I never gave it a second thought that my mom was paying for my theater degree. She never...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-09-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,025
Posted By SweetSilver
Oh, gosh, I was just thinking about this thread...

Oh, gosh, I was just thinking about this thread recently.... I just had to reread it. :p Then I just had to resurrect it!

I wanted to add Jon Snow, and even Robb Stark to my list. It does help...
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