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Forum: Unschooling   11-26-2012, 01:03 PM
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Posted By Oobleckmama
I think my ds would love this. He enjoys...

I think my ds would love this. He enjoys computer stuff but his dad and I don't have any programming experience at all, so I'm looking for something that he would be able to use mostly...
Forum: Unschooling   09-26-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By Oobleckmama
Can we discuss this. Sometimes it seems like...

Can we discuss this. Sometimes it seems like people are going to ridiculous links to fascilitate their kids interests and that that is completely normal among online unschooling communities. I want...
Forum: Unschooling   07-28-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Oobleckmama
My 4 y/o dd chose dinner over ice cream...

My 4 y/o dd chose dinner over ice cream yesterday. After having couple of bites of ice cream, she said she didn't want it, then resumed eating the dinner that was left on her plate. Her older...
Forum: Unschooling   07-28-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By Oobleckmama
another way to demonstrate evaporation - pour...

another way to demonstrate evaporation - pour water on the sidewalk and draw around it with chalk, then check back later to see how it's shrunk.

Make ice in different size and shaped containers...
Forum: Unschooling   07-28-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Oobleckmama
this one out of a North Texas CBS affiliate....

this one out of a North Texas CBS affiliate. Okay, I think this one is the most balanced one I've seen. Yay! edited to add, the video is to the right of the screen.
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Forum: Unschooling   07-23-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Oobleckmama
haha! I love that this mom chose to be...

haha! I love that this mom chose to be interviewed while standing in front of a book/game shelf!!! Yes!!!
Forum: Unschooling   07-23-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By Oobleckmama
What effect do you think all of this publicity...

What effect do you think all of this publicity will have on unschoolers?

I love that folks who may be interested in learning more about it are finding out about it, but I'm a bit afraid that...
Forum: Unschooling   07-23-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By Oobleckmama
and ask yourself about all the things you missed...

and ask yourself about all the things you missed by not unschooling? But I hear you, I loved that stuff too. Maybe what you want is to make rituals with your kid(s) at certain times of the year.
Forum: Unschooling   07-21-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,372
Posted By Oobleckmama
well, you said you like to read to them a lot,...

well, you said you like to read to them a lot, so what about finding a good reading list and choosing books from there. We're unschoolers using Sonlight books. While most of their selections are...
Forum: Unschooling   07-21-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By Oobleckmama
http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/...-kids-2010...

http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/...-kids-20100720 (http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/special_reports/is-unschooling-right-for-your-kids-20100720)

The reporters here seemed less biased than...
Forum: Unschooling   07-09-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,763
Posted By Oobleckmama
Yes Piglet, it saddens me too. I think that the...

Yes Piglet, it saddens me too. I think that the "professional, upper-middle class" part of your story makes a huge difference. I am also Canadian, (on the opposite coast) and there's a stigma about...
Forum: Unschooling   07-09-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,763
Posted By Oobleckmama
I thought that every neighbour that knocked on...

I thought that every neighbour that knocked on my door would see the mess and call to report us. I thought that someone driving by my house and seeing my kids riding their bikes during school hours...
Forum: Unschooling   07-08-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Oobleckmama
okay, op here, I feel better now, because I...

okay, op here, I feel better now, because I seriously thought I was the only one who doesn't stop for meaningful discussions during the reading. It just felt cumbersome whenever I would try. I do...
Forum: Unschooling   07-07-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Oobleckmama
I'm curious how you all handle a couple of...

I'm curious how you all handle a couple of things that come up during read alouds. When you come across vocabulary words that are likely new to your kids, if they don't ask what they mean, do you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-06-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,190
Posted By Oobleckmama
Quote: Originally Posted by ewe+lamb...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ewe+lamb http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15488120)
Sorry if I gave you the impression that I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-06-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,190
Posted By Oobleckmama
Someone mentioned whole grain. It's really all...

Someone mentioned whole grain. It's really all he's ever known since he was a baby other than the occasional pastry or restaurant dinner roll. What we offer to him is good stuff, but variety has...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-06-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,190
Posted By Oobleckmama
Quote: Originally Posted by 4evermom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4evermom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15487925)
One idea about the juice, my ds likes it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-06-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,190
Posted By Oobleckmama
Quote: Originally Posted by 4evermom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4evermom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15487900)
There are a few things I do with my ds who...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-06-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,190
Posted By Oobleckmama
Quote: Originally Posted by rhiandmoi...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rhiandmoi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15485830)
This is a major red flag for a blood sugar...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-06-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,190
Posted By Oobleckmama
This is in response to the poster(s) who have...

This is in response to the poster(s) who have mentioned dieting and weight watchers.

I've never been on a diet in my life and as I said before have never had weight issues, however, I've been...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,190
Posted By Oobleckmama
Thank you for your input. I really like these...

Thank you for your input. I really like these ideas. When I ask him what his hunger feels like, instead of trying to feel it, he just tells me what he thinks hunger feels like. And it's true that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,190
Posted By Oobleckmama
this is interesting. It never occured to me that...

this is interesting. It never occured to me that one could have a desire to chew. And I know that boredom is a big part of it, he has always been a kid that needs constant stimulation. I've tried...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,190
Posted By Oobleckmama
I really like your ideas about getting a water...

I really like your ideas about getting a water cooler and putting the juice and milk a bit out of reach or behind stuff in the fridge. Come to think of it, it's been a couple of years since our last...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,190
Posted By Oobleckmama
How can I help my ds9 achieve a healthy body...

How can I help my ds9 achieve a healthy body size. He is average height for 9 years old, but weighs over 100 lbs. He isn't into sports but plays outside with his friends almost daily. They ride...
Forum: Unschooling   06-04-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,982
Posted By Oobleckmama
http://thesparklingmartins.blogspot....ine-truth....

http://thesparklingmartins.blogspot....ine-truth.html (http://thesparklingmartins.blogspot.com/2010/06/nightline-truth.html)
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