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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By furfeet
she's going to visit soon so I think I'll give...

she's going to visit soon so I think I'll give her the "In Sync" books I have by Carol Stock Kranowitz... my mom really didn't get it until she did some reading so hopefully MIL will come around?...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-10-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By furfeet
We had to pull ds1 out of school because he was...

We had to pull ds1 out of school because he was having such a difficult time. We finally got an evaluation and he was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder and anxiety disorder. He is now going...
Forum: Homebirth   05-10-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By furfeet
I'm very loud and my kids really took it in...

I'm very loud and my kids really took it in stride. This last birth we just talked a little about what kinds of things happen (including sounds) and made sure they knew mom would be in good hands...
Forum: Unschooling   04-20-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By furfeet
ok first of all, your grammar is much better...

ok first of all, your grammar is much better than most of the stuff I read on the internet!!
personally I think it's not a big enough deal to warrant sending him to school if that's not what you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-12-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By furfeet
ooo that's a good idea, I'll pick one of those...

ooo that's a good idea, I'll pick one of those up for sure. I think he'd much rather have the repellent be automatically dispensed than have to pour it in each time...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-09-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By furfeet
Does anyone know what's going on for out of...

Does anyone know what's going on for out of district enrollment with Homesource for next year? I was told All-Prep is out and as of now only Bethel district students can enroll there. We're in the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-09-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By furfeet
thanks everyone, your stories and advice helped...

thanks everyone, your stories and advice helped me see the humor in this and also come up with a plan that's working already.
I "ordered" some crab repellent concentrate (red food coloring) and we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-06-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By furfeet
About 2 months ago, DS1 "jokingly" told DS2 that...

About 2 months ago, DS1 "jokingly" told DS2 that crabs can crawl up the pipes and out of the toilet. Now he's scared of things crawling out of the toilet and no amount of convincing by dh ds or...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-07-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By furfeet
ok trying to sort things out here... It was...

ok trying to sort things out here...

It was not our first option to homeschool, and dh is still not very happy about it. It's difficult for me to try to get a program started while trying to care...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-06-2010, 02:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By furfeet
yeah that's correct, we pulled him out to...

yeah that's correct, we pulled him out to homeschool, but technically since he's still 6 he's not required by law to be in school or even registered as a homeschooler.

I contacted the special ed...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-05-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By furfeet
trying not to cry... We had to take DS out...

trying not to cry...

We had to take DS out of school a month ago because of severe behavioral issues. His teachers agreed that the school environment was just too much for him, and it was...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-15-2010, 04:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By furfeet
I understand where you're coming from... we...

I understand where you're coming from... we moved across the country and dh's new job is really draining and the hours are all over the place. Before we moved he was great with the kids but now he...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-14-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,684
Posted By furfeet
thank you for the info on therapies, it's funny...

thank you for the info on therapies, it's funny those are my ds's favorite activities, besides the weighted stuff. He freaks if anything is "on" him even if it's just his little bro when they're...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-05-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,684
Posted By furfeet
kalynnsmom, I'd for sure explain to her why your...

kalynnsmom, I'd for sure explain to her why your daughter does this, and either tell her yourself that her comment hurt your daughter's feelings or have your dd do it if she wants. bravo for your...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   02-05-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,309
Posted By furfeet
rainbow playgrounds sounds great. we're open...

rainbow playgrounds sounds great. we're open pretty much any time... google says their hours are: Mon-Thu 10am-4:30pm, 5pm-8pm; Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, 6:30pm-8pm; Sun 12pm-5pm, 5:30pm-8pm
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   02-02-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,309
Posted By furfeet
Quote: Originally Posted by janasmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by janasmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15006551)
Furfeet - You and I should get together for...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   02-02-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By furfeet
we got there late (2:20) and didn't see you...

we got there late (2:20) and didn't see you amongst the throngs of people who came out for such a beautiful day. Maybe we could try again sometime? We go to that park often...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-31-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By furfeet
Hi there! We're new to Eugene and also reclusive...

Hi there! We're new to Eugene and also reclusive so I know how you feel! We were planning to go to a planetarium show tomorrow at that time but I think they have an earlier one we could catch...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-29-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By furfeet
the library system here is great, so that's a...

the library system here is great, so that's a plus. I think I'm going to go with a little garden flower and possibly seasons of joy... oh what I'd give for a quiet minute to think...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-28-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By furfeet
I might do just one month and see what it's all...

I might do just one month and see what it's all about, you're right $5 isn't a big loss.
I'm also thinking of ordering the winter or spring seasons of joy. Do those have illustrations to go with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-28-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By furfeet
awesome! I requested to join the...

awesome! I requested to join the waldorfcurriculum and waldorf supplies yahoo groups.
I don't see the free curriculum stuff on waldorfcurriculum, but I do see they have more content available for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-28-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By furfeet
I used to work in a Montessori and I've been...

I used to work in a Montessori and I've been looking into Waldorf for my son. Here are the main differences I've noticed:

they are both dependent on a carefully planned environment, but the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-28-2010, 01:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By furfeet
thank you! I just checked it out and I know my...

thank you! I just checked it out and I know my son would LOVE to do that, I let him try some of the sample online lesson/game type things on k12 and he asks to do them again a few times a week!...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-27-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By furfeet
I was planning to go with k12 but our district...

I was planning to go with k12 but our district doesn't release students to it and I can't afford to buy the private option http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

I don't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-27-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By furfeet
ETA: I think a wonderful (although completely...

ETA: I think a wonderful (although completely contradictory) blend for us would be the time4learning with waldorf supplementation. I would just spring for the oak meadow curriculum but we can barely...
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