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Forum: Learning at School   09-22-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,001
Posted By SweetSilver
Already?? That was a quick turnaround. I...

Already??

That was a quick turnaround. I was completely unprepared for this coming so soon.
Forum: Unschooling   09-21-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,506
Posted By SweetSilver
Oh, yikes! Hope she recovers soon, whatever it...

Oh, yikes! Hope she recovers soon, whatever it is.



You're right-- survival is less immediate. I also think that in communities where humanity has been raised since the dawn of it, everyone...
Forum: Unschooling   09-20-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,506
Posted By SweetSilver
@mckittre...

@mckittre (http://www.mothering.com/forum/member.php?u=127447) That was the main reason why I let the girls quit their school experiment after one week. To see them so wiped out at the end of the...
Forum: Unschooling   09-17-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By SweetSilver
We've had to have these conversations...

We've had to have these conversations surreptitiously. My youngest especially wants total control over the flow of her life. My oldest likes the idea, but not enough to apply herself, but I can...
Forum: Unschooling   09-16-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,506
Posted By SweetSilver
Baby bunnies. Too cute to complain about.

Baby bunnies.

Too cute to complain about.
Forum: Unschooling   09-13-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By SweetSilver
Thanks for asking. I have some packing to...

Thanks for asking.

I have some packing to do for a camping trip and an early morning departure, but I'll say briefly that it's OK, and mostly good. I am seeing some nice things that have held...
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,506
Posted By SweetSilver
@mckittre...

@mckittre (http://www.mothering.com/forum/member.php?u=127447)

Everything is driven by chemistry and then particle physics... where can you NOT go??? Point and shoot. I'm most interested in...
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By SweetSilver
I do know Lori Pickert's work and have fallen off...

I do know Lori Pickert's work and have fallen off from reading most of her stuff. I'll look back into it. For now, I'm feeling drained today. My youngest is going to miss her friends, and she's...
Forum: Unschooling   09-07-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By SweetSilver
Help me with the transition back to homeschooling

We are done with our schooling experiment. In short: there is too much mourning for the beloved things that are lost, and the substitute is meaningless and bland and I can't abide forcing the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-07-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By SweetSilver
Be easy on yourself. I hear so often how this...

Be easy on yourself. I hear so often how this change in attitude shifts when one child reaches the age we would be sending them to school, and we can barely shoulder the burden we carry already. ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-06-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By SweetSilver
PS, the age you are at is the worst juncture for...

PS, the age you are at is the worst juncture for this feeling you are having. If it is "only" this, again, hang in there. You are not failing in any way, but I know how heavily the feeling weighs...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-06-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By SweetSilver
Yes, yes, yes and yes. But first, a word of...

Yes, yes, yes and yes.

But first, a word of encouragement. You are in the depths at the moment, when kids aren't self-sufficient and the ability to care for yourself seems like a dim hope. You...
Forum: Learning at School   09-05-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By SweetSilver
I wanted to add, as a mother of an anxious kid:...

I wanted to add, as a mother of an anxious kid: stop talking about it.

I'm anxious myself, and I get caught in the trap of overpreparation. I'm not saying you are doing this, but know that if...
Forum: Learning at School   09-04-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By SweetSilver
It was my homeschoolers' first day at school as...

It was my homeschoolers' first day at school as well, but they are now 4th and 6th graders. My oldest was in tears at the end of the day, so first day tears might not be something you should worry...
Forum: Unschooling   09-03-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,506
Posted By SweetSilver
It was indeed! I'm glad it's a hit. I know! ...

It was indeed! I'm glad it's a hit. I know! Why not? :joy
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-03-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,502
Posted By SweetSilver
Wow!!!!! THANK YOU @Ankita Tiwari...

Wow!!!!! THANK YOU @Ankita Tiwari (http://www.mothering.com/forum/member.php?u=396185) !!!!

100% original Product!!!
Forum: Learning at School   09-02-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By SweetSilver
:rotflmao Thanks so much for all the advice!...

:rotflmao

Thanks so much for all the advice! Yes, I do remember your conversations about your daughter. I will most definitely keep what you said in mind.

We are coming into school straight...
Forum: Learning at School   09-02-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By SweetSilver
In these parts, like on MDC? So far, no, but ...

In these parts, like on MDC? So far, no, but 'round these here parts of the PNW, I'm meeting quite a few. (I would expect that anyway.) I'm just starting mine, and won't be taking any actual...
Forum: Learning at School   09-02-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By SweetSilver
Is she a freshman already? Going to the local...

Is she a freshman already? Going to the local school?

Sad, isn't it? I'm especially missing our old life in the mornings. I love slow mornings, though I wake up early, and our collective school...
Forum: Learning at School   09-01-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By SweetSilver
Never thought I'd be joining y'all here!

Both my lifelong unschoolers just finished their second day of school. Ive lurked here for years, but now I guess we are official.

Who'da thunk it?

So greetings! I'm sure many of you know me...
Forum: Unschooling   09-01-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,506
Posted By SweetSilver
SEPTEMBER!!! Totally lurking this month. ...

SEPTEMBER!!!

Totally lurking this month. :lurk

As you know, we are starting school, and we are technically not unschooling. Today started out miserable, and my oldest was so defiant. I did...
Forum: Unschooling   09-01-2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,756
Posted By SweetSilver
Oh, well, thank you.

Oh, well, thank you.
Forum: Unschooling   08-31-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,756
Posted By SweetSilver
Thanks zebra15 My oldest had a hard, hard...

Thanks zebra15

My oldest had a hard, hard day. We'll see how she fares. I've told her winter break, just 1.5 months away, and she can homeschool for any reason, but it can't be unschooling for...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-31-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By SweetSilver
Welcome back! We've been out camping for a few...

Welcome back! We've been out camping for a few days, and I have to deal with overeating aftermath (camping makes me eat for some reason).

If you lost four pounds while doing all that exercise,...
Forum: Unschooling   08-31-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,756
Posted By SweetSilver
Thank you Nazsmum We will do well, I think. ...

Thank you Nazsmum

We will do well, I think. And if we homeschool again, we will know exactly what we give up when we attend school. It is a resource, but it comes at a cost.
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