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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-15-2005, 09:34 PM
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Views: 1,824
Posted By Linda KS
Quote: Originally Posted by gethane Second....

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Second. My mother was one of those 60's feminists. Some of the way she's raised me has been harmful and counterproductive to the way I have chosen to live my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2005, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 695
Posted By Linda KS
Quote: Originally Posted by benjalo I know...

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I know it's hard not to have a plan - I love having a plan - but I strongly recommend you take it one year at a time.

I totally agree! Some of the people I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2005, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By Linda KS
The Wizard of Oz is my all time favorite read...

The Wizard of Oz is my all time favorite read aloud, though Paddington comes in a close second. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was wonderful too.

(I do have to say for the record that I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2005, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By Linda KS
Thank You! That was exactly what I was...

Thank You!

That was exactly what I was looking for. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2005, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By Linda KS
I think it would be a good idea to go to the...

I think it would be a good idea to go to the Girl Scout office and browse the leader's manual (there is one specific to Daisys) and Daisy handbook before you decide.

Daisys is really different...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2005, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Linda KS
Most families have more than 1 child, so a 3...

Most families have more than 1 child, so a 3 year old also may have a infant sib and a 7 year old sib. My kids have only particpated in things where we were ALL welcome, or that they could do...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2005, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Linda KS
Quote: Originally Posted by morgainesmama We...

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We do homeschool park day once a week and a field trip once or twice a month. She's in a play this summer. I'm trying to organize a little girls' book...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2005, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Linda KS
I agree with what the PP said. We don't use text...

I agree with what the PP said. We don't use text books for a lot of reasons. I think that if your kids have spent the year in a classroom and then you try to do school at home, you will all most...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-14-2005, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Linda KS
There is "school" that you report what your...

There is "school" that you report what your child does and they make an official transcript. I think the name is Chlondara or something like that. It is used by unschoolers living in places where...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-14-2005, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By Linda KS
We are buying a house that comes with a...

We are buying a house that comes with a trampoline. My kids are thrilled. My old DD has sensory issues and it should be a great thing for her.

BUT -- how do we keep this as safe as possible? What...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-14-2005, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,721
Posted By Linda KS
Quote: Originally Posted by Elphaba Do they...

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Do they know their alphabet and recognize letters? Can they associate letters with the corresponding sound? Can they identify initial consonant sounds (F is for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-14-2005, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Linda KS
My older DD had a pacifer and had trouble...

My older DD had a pacifer and had trouble sleeping for th first few nights without it, but adjusted within a week. I think that sticking with a solid bedtime routine and not napping during the day...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-14-2005, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Linda KS
Quote: Originally Posted by Mom4tot Linda~...

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Linda~ don't you think the skills they will learn in the process are valuable? Like painting and organizing their rooms, organizing the kitchen, measuring for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-13-2005, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By Linda KS
My younger DD was a Daisy Scout and it was a...

My younger DD was a Daisy Scout and it was a nice experience for her. It's is for Kindergarten aged kids, though, so I'm not sure what it would have to do with preschool.

So much really depends...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   05-13-2005, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 460
Posted By Linda KS
Quote: Originally Posted by lilyka I know...

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I know that kind of seperation would end in divorce. So wherever he goes we will follow.

That's us, too.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-13-2005, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Linda KS
Sometimes I feel like I'm doing a great job...

Sometimes I feel like I'm doing a great job homeschooling my kids. Sometimes I don't. We move often for my DH's job and right now we are in temp housing in a new city. We've done wonderful things...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-13-2005, 10:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,899
Posted By Linda KS
right now it's breakfast time -- I saw your...

right now it's breakfast time -- I saw your title and all I could think was how wonderful a Swiss Cake Roll would taste right now. Yummmm -- with a cup of coffee.

There's nothing like that in my...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   05-13-2005, 01:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 460
Posted By Linda KS
THIS IS LONG --SORRY! My DH's job moves us...

THIS IS LONG --SORRY!

My DH's job moves us every year or 2 (not military). My kids are 6 and 8.
Our moves with kids:

1. We were living in Wichita KS when DD #1 was born
2. Little Rock (DD#2...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-13-2005, 12:59 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,160
Posted By Linda KS
Quote: Originally Posted by rowantree my...

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Originally Posted by rowantree
my nephew just got that rocket!

we have a Lee thing going on. My moms Vicki Lee, Im Jesse Lee my DH is Leland (called Lee) and my dd middle name is Kali...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-12-2005, 11:56 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,415
Posted By Linda KS
Quote: Originally Posted by chfriend I...

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I didn't notice the mom thing, but maybe that's because we've only got moms in our house, so if a parent screws up...yup, it's mom!

:LOL...
Forum: Parenting   05-12-2005, 05:13 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,474
Posted By Linda KS
Quote: Originally Posted by Greaseball I...

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I think aversion therapy tends to backfire. A lot of kids I knew who started smoking and drinking at young ages were first introduced to substances by a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-12-2005, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 760
Posted By Linda KS
Quote: Originally Posted by keeksmom I think...

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I think the combination of homeschooling and travel had given dd an ability to adapt to all kinds of situations, make friends easily and be maybe less...
Forum: Parenting   05-12-2005, 03:42 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,474
Posted By Linda KS
Quote: Originally Posted by Greaseball I...

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I think coffee is a drug and not a food. It just seems wrong to me for young children to drink it.

You wouldn't let your child have 1 sip so they could...
Forum: Parenting   05-12-2005, 03:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,069
Posted By Linda KS
Quote: Originally Posted by ani'smama I...

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I don't see the need for one and the less TV the better in my book. We usually take a couple long car trips(12-16 hrs. one way) per year.

Like I said in a...
Forum: Parenting   05-12-2005, 02:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,069
Posted By Linda KS
Quote: Originally Posted by JenLove One...

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One thing I forgot to add in my last post... while grocery shopping one day, I looked over to see a young boy (about 3 or 4) in the cart holding a portable dvd...
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