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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-12-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Stephenie
Did I give up some time to myself, sure. But it...

Did I give up some time to myself, sure. But it is SO worth it. 
I get to watch my babies make connections, learn and grow. I get to learn alongside them.
We are not tied to a school schedule....
Forum: Unschooling   03-05-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Stephenie
I am really disappointed with how the church is...

I am really disappointed with how the church is handling this. A church, of all places should figure out how to work with children of all abilities. My son has special needs (asperger's, SPD, ADHD,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-10-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By Stephenie
Out of the blue today he asked to make Valentine...

Out of the blue today he asked to make Valentine cards! I was pretty shocked, but I quickly got out the paper, crayons, scissors and glitter glue before he could change his mind. He stayed...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-10-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Stephenie
It was always being discussed around my son- his...

It was always being discussed around my son- his doctors, therapists etc mentioned it all the time... plus he was reading before his dx and started aba somewhere with a big sign that said "Autism...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-09-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By Stephenie
I think at some point photography may be good....

I think at some point photography may be good. He had one of the "kid tough" digital cameras. He loved it, but apparently, it was not "tough" enough because he broke it. I am actually a professional...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-07-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By Stephenie
Thanks everyone.  Part of art could be his...

Thanks everyone. 
Part of art could be his delayed motor skills. I try lots of mediums and he is just not into it unless it is messy and then it isn't the art, but splashing paint ect that he...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-06-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By Stephenie
My son turns 5 in April. He's really bright,...

My son turns 5 in April. He's really bright, possibly gifted, and also has Asperger's as well as other neurological issues.
 
He reads really well (several grade levels ahead) He does math really...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-30-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 771
Posted By Stephenie
Schools get money allocated to them based on...

Schools get money allocated to them based on attendance, so some people find it unfair to not send any child to public school because that is one less child therefore one less payout. Though with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-29-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Stephenie
Could you glue magnets together to make larger...

Could you glue magnets together to make larger numbers?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-27-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Stephenie
Thanks everyone. 

Thanks everyone. 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-26-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Stephenie
My son really wants to learn more about how...

My son really wants to learn more about how babies grow inside their mamas. Part of this sparked from a study we did about chicks growing in an egg and part of it is because I am pregnant, so he's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,257
Posted By Stephenie
We mailed ours out today, so you should be...

We mailed ours out today, so you should be getting your cards from TX soon.I'll have to apologize for my handwriting, I had a neurological episode last month  that affected my right side that I am...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-20-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,257
Posted By Stephenie
TX will come out soon. I promise. We've had a...

TX will come out soon. I promise. We've had a crazy few months and I feel really bad for for forgetting about this. But I have them all ready to be addressed and they will go out asap. 
Forum: Parenting   01-09-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,879
Posted By Stephenie
We dealt with a lot of that with my in laws....

We dealt with a lot of that with my in laws. Criticism, showing up at my parents' work behind my back to tell them that I am anorexic (I'm far from it!) when pregnant with my son. Calling my mom and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-31-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Stephenie
Thanks for the suggestion - I had planned to use...

Thanks for the suggestion - I had planned to use Miquon at one point and sort of forgot about it. The reviews are great and you can not beat the price. 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-30-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Stephenie
My son is 4 1/2, but advanced and always asking...

My son is 4 1/2, but advanced and always asking to learn more. He also needs a lot of structure. 
He's really interested in math, but we have not had a math specific program yet. His Moving Beyond...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-26-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,587
Posted By Stephenie
I don't have a clue how many words my first had-...

I don't have a clue how many words my first had- more than I could count and he was using 3-4 word sentences regularly at his first birthday. The day he first walked, he announced it: "I go walk!"...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-26-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,058
Posted By Stephenie
The first thing I remember is jumping up and...

The first thing I remember is jumping up and down in my crib, wanting someone to come get me. I could see my parents through the crack in the door having cake with my grandparents. I jumped and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-25-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By Stephenie
I think parents usually know when something is...

I think parents usually know when something is up. My kids have never been in school, but I know my son has Asperger's, SPD and ADHD and my daughter has SPD. Regular visits with the ped and paying...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   12-23-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Stephenie
Hi, I know a few non vax friendly doctors. Dr....

Hi,
I know a few non vax friendly doctors. Dr.  Bain @ Healthy Kids pediatrics in Frisco and Dr. Chartrand in McKinney. They're both really good. I don't know anything about Waldorf-inspired...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-22-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Stephenie
I've been doing some of this without having a...

I've been doing some of this without having a name for it. My son is deeply interested in dinosaurs and we've been researching them at every moment for about 9 months. This has spawned a book he's...
Forum: Parenting   12-20-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By Stephenie
My mom calls my kids "her babies" but it does...

My mom calls my kids "her babies" but it does not really bother me. She often states "I know you're the mama." etc. It's just a term of endearment to her. But if she really had the attitude that my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-18-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 398
Posted By Stephenie
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Forum: Parenting   12-18-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,939
Posted By Stephenie
Duplicates.... I would try to return those as...

Duplicates.... I would try to return those as well. My son's first Christmas he got THREE rocking horses.I had no problem donating two of them. 
Forum: Parenting   12-18-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,939
Posted By Stephenie
Those who send gifts usually send them...

Those who send gifts usually send them unwrapped, so I could sensor if I wanted to, but it has not been an issue. Though if a gun showed up, it would not be given to my kids. That's our only rule. 
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