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Forum: Unschooling   09-26-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By Picard
At this stage in his life (3.5), we're dealing...

At this stage in his life (3.5), we're dealing with a conflict between interest and maturity (IMO). DS is very interested in electronics and electricity, tools, etc. He's lucky to live in a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-08-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,574
Posted By Picard
Thanks for this thread. DS is 3 and can be the...

Thanks for this thread. DS is 3 and can be the most delightful person. Tonight he was a sweet, engaging, cooperative angel. This afternoon, he needed a nap and, as sometimes happens, became...
Forum: Spirituality   06-19-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,312
Posted By Picard
I haven't read them, but the Nag Hammadi is...

I haven't read them, but the Nag Hammadi is definitely on my list of books to read this summer. I'm exited! I'm not a Catholic anymore, but am still very curious what these gospels have to give for...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-07-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Picard
I hear you! It is really tough. DS nursed very...

I hear you! It is really tough. DS nursed very frequently throughout the night until he was about 33 months. Now, half a year later, he quite suddenly does not nurse at night anymore. I too got...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-01-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,355
Posted By Picard
I would pull my child out of that school. I too...

I would pull my child out of that school. I too was bullied; pulled out of school and taken to a new school where I was bullied again. I'm certain that it has had far-reaching repercussions for me....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-01-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By Picard
My son just turned three and has recently...

My son just turned three and has recently weaning himself from night feedings. He went from nursing quite frequently to not nursing at all at night in a span of three weeks. I know that he is not...
Forum: Unschooling   05-06-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,949
Posted By Picard
I like this thread. Today is a stay at home kind...

I like this thread. Today is a stay at home kind of day. DS just turned three. He began by asking to be read about electricity (kinetic/potential), electrons, while I was having my morning coffee....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-06-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,071
Posted By Picard
I probably wouldn't rock the boat. Maybe I would...

I probably wouldn't rock the boat. Maybe I would say something about extended nursing in general, but I would not volunteer that I am still nursing my 3 year old. I'm a sensitive person and prefer...
Forum: Learning at School   02-22-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By Picard
I think that your concern is a valid one. And,...

I think that your concern is a valid one. And, for what it is worth, I would probably not have watched my child interact in such a manner for such a long period of time. I would have approached his...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-25-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,031
Posted By Picard
Many reasons, really. They stem from having been...

Many reasons, really. They stem from having been in the public education school system for way too many years myself. I feel robbed of my sense of self. I was bullied, I was bored. I disliked the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-24-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,678
Posted By Picard
--Are you Dutch? :)   Born, raised, escaped...

--Are you Dutch? :)
 
Born, raised, escaped :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,678
Posted By Picard
I haven't been there either, but I too speak the...

I haven't been there either, but I too speak the language or at least one of them. From what I can gather online and through speaking with people, it is a joyful, peaceful (now anyways),...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,678
Posted By Picard
Sorry tho hear about your dilemma! Just...

Sorry tho hear about your dilemma! Just replying, really, to say - yey Suriname! It is my land of possible resettlement!
FWIW, I'd homeschool until I would get found out. Then, I'd look at...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-12-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By Picard
Thanks for posting about your level of anxiety....

Thanks for posting about your level of anxiety. I think that that is a difficult thing to do! I am not a specialist in the field of anxiety, but I certainly recognize the way you think. I sometimes...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-06-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By Picard
I guess my title is pretty self-explanatory. DS...

I guess my title is pretty self-explanatory. DS is dropping his nap-nurse session and I am in discomfort. I encourage him, but he does not want to nurse. I feel discomfort (in my left breast) and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-27-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By Picard
I would have him evaluated to see if he has a...

I would have him evaluated to see if he has a UTI.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-25-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,049
Posted By Picard
I'm totally fine with DS playing in the rain,...

I'm totally fine with DS playing in the rain, playing with dirt, etc. When he is at home, he can pretty much do whatever. Run in the nude if he wants, pick stuff off the floor, not wash his hands. I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-01-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,713
Posted By Picard
Yelling is not professional and a big no-no! I...

Yelling is not professional and a big no-no! I would shop for a different doctor and perhaps even ask the college what her reputation is. I also would not go back every month. Kids do not gain a...
Forum: Unschooling   11-30-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By Picard
I don't know how we will answer this. Our DS is...

I don't know how we will answer this. Our DS is still too young to be unschooled, but my sister keeps asking me if he is in preschool yet and when he will go to Kindergarten. So far, I have been...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-30-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Picard
Hey mama - it gets hard sometimes and I am...

Hey mama - it gets hard sometimes and I am emailing you because we just went through weeks of sleep deprivation due to colds, coughs and such. All I can say is that you have the strength and energy...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-23-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Picard
Thank you for your replies, but the problem is...

Thank you for your replies, but the problem is that we live in an open-plan house. We have no lockable doors. The other day, we tried locking the bathroom door with the key and we locked ourselves...
Forum: Spirituality   11-22-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,344
Posted By Picard
Eastykal - I think that within the Kundalini...

Eastykal - I think that within the Kundalini tradition, you may explore attending a white tantric yoga meditation session. Everyone that I have ever spoken with who did this found it very powerful...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-22-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Picard
DS is 31 months. Generally a good boy, but at...

DS is 31 months. Generally a good boy, but at times he is very difficult to be with. What do you do in these situations: willfully throws water on the floor (again and again); biting; throwing stuff...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-22-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By Picard
We are planning to host a Christmas dinner for...

We are planning to host a Christmas dinner for about 14 people. We are usually doing a cheese fondue or a filet mignon dinner with veggies and potatoes. I am looking to make something different this...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-21-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,893
Posted By Picard
When DS is sick (colds so far) we stay home for...

When DS is sick (colds so far) we stay home for the first three days, at least. He can play in the yard if he wishes, of course. I am glad to read some of the replies here about social etiquette and...
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