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Forum: Unschooling   07-26-2016, 07:24 PM
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Posted By healthy momma
Hard to describe...self regulation? meeting everyones needs? (just need feedback)

Ah. "Another screen time question" everyone will think. And on one level you would be right. But on a deeper level I am more curious about self evaluation and self regulation and the ways to guide...
Forum: Unschooling   07-16-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,685
Posted By healthy momma
My hubby finished a canoe that he built for us on...

My hubby finished a canoe that he built for us on July 2nd. We had done 3 short paddles either alone or with some friends up until now. This weekend we finally got to take our first family canoe...
Forum: Unschooling   07-10-2016, 05:14 AM
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Posted By healthy momma
Oh, I totally get that it would be easy to be...

Oh, I totally get that it would be easy to be perceived as judgmental that's why I was gathering ideas. And in many cases I wouldn't even think of saying anything. However, these are friends who have...
Forum: Unschooling   07-10-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,685
Posted By healthy momma
This is great Miranda. I remember you writing...

This is great Miranda. I remember you writing about this when you were first raising funds and thinking how awesome your community sounds.
Forum: Unschooling   07-05-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,685
Posted By healthy momma
Ok. Here is another one for you. How would YOU...

Ok. Here is another one for you. How would YOU concisely (and in a totally friendly way to someone interested in learning more) explain why this quote shows that someone just really doesn't "get"...
Forum: Unschooling   07-05-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,685
Posted By healthy momma
I think you are right about this. I still want to...

I think you are right about this. I still want to learn some new ways to assist him if he asks again but it may just truly be a timing issue and when he is really developmentally ready to have it...
Forum: Unschooling   07-05-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,685
Posted By healthy momma
Oooh. Closed caption. Totally didn't think of...

Oooh. Closed caption. Totally didn't think of that one. Thanks! :-)
Forum: Unschooling   07-04-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,685
Posted By healthy momma
While I rarely get a chance to write I am out...

While I rarely get a chance to write I am out here. Miranda, I appreciate hearing all your thoughts as you are so much farther on this journey than I. I'm tucking these thoughts about adolescence...
Forum: Unschooling   05-04-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,179
Posted By healthy momma
My thoughts exactly Miranda! I was reminded in...

My thoughts exactly Miranda! I was reminded in reading some of the comments that no matter how well someone explains things or what evidence is put in front of someone, some people just want to keep...
Forum: Unschooling   04-22-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,273
Posted By healthy momma
I think so too! My oldest is almost 8 but 7 has...

I think so too! My oldest is almost 8 but 7 has been a really great year. He just gets more and more fun. I love our one-on-one time (without the 3 year old) when we really get a chance to talk.
Forum: Unschooling   04-18-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By healthy momma
How did I miss this thread the first time around?...

How did I miss this thread the first time around? Fun and interesting. Right away I was reminded of my inability to find the "man in the moon." I'm not sure how old I was when I learned that it was a...
Forum: Unschooling   04-16-2016, 05:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,273
Posted By healthy momma
We started having a weekly Poetry Teatime at our...

We started having a weekly Poetry Teatime at our house in January this year and it's been a big hit with my two boys. Honestly, it kind of surprised me because they are just so darn active and the...
Forum: Unschooling   04-12-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,273
Posted By healthy momma
Had 26 people in my house (not a huge house...

Had 26 people in my house (not a huge house either!) today for a poetry teatime. 15 were kids under the age of 10! Chaotic but fun! Looking forward to the spring warm up this weekend - finally!
Forum: Unschooling   03-13-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,042
Posted By healthy momma
A couple of quick thoughts to add: 1. True...

A couple of quick thoughts to add:

1. True story - I get in the best reading with my 3 year old when he is going to the bathroom. It's one of the only times he is sitting still. ;-) I'm not...
Forum: Unschooling   02-22-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,546
Posted By healthy momma
I got a chuckle out of this quote Miranda. The...

I got a chuckle out of this quote Miranda. The third and fourth/last in my family are NOTHING alike! :-)
Forum: Unschooling   02-22-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,546
Posted By healthy momma
I got a chuckle out of this quote Miranda. The...

I got a chuckle out of this quote Miranda. The third and fourth/last in my family are NOTHING alike! :-)
Forum: Unschooling   02-13-2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,546
Posted By healthy momma
Hmmm. Honestly, it's been so long that I will...

Hmmm. Honestly, it's been so long that I will botch up the description pretty bad. I'll try to pull out the book this week and get back to you. And yeah, they aren't books for everyone. But if they...
Forum: Unschooling   02-12-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,546
Posted By healthy momma
Have you ever read the Ringing Cedar series?...

Have you ever read the Ringing Cedar series? There is a discussion in there on weddings that just rocked my world. Soooo not what today's weddings are about.
Forum: Unschooling   02-12-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,840
Posted By healthy momma
I'm diving into the Kamana Naturalist Training...

I'm diving into the Kamana Naturalist Training Program this week. I'm excited to do something new and totally for myself "just because." I don't know how far it will lead but it is challenging me and...
Forum: Unschooling   02-01-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,546
Posted By healthy momma
I'm so excited that I have officially booked a...

I'm so excited that I have officially booked a rental for two weeks in March. I told my hubby last year that I would be going somewhere a bit warmer for the month of March in the future (because as...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-26-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By healthy momma
You might want to check out bravewriter.com. It...

You might want to check out bravewriter.com. It is a language arts and writing "program" that really is unique.
Forum: Unschooling   12-28-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By healthy momma
Anna, i'm so sorry you lost your first response...

Anna, i'm so sorry you lost your first response (terribly frustrating) and I really appreciate your willingness to take the time to rewrite it. It really was beneficial for me to read about your...
Forum: Unschooling   12-28-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By healthy momma
Here's an example of the type of thing I was...

Here's an example of the type of thing I was thinking about. Found it with some googling.

http://move-with-me.com/self-regulation/4-tools-to-help-young-children-self-regulate-focus/
Forum: Unschooling   12-26-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By healthy momma
Thank you for your response Sweetsilver. We are...

Thank you for your response Sweetsilver. We are committed to both classes (the art one is only 4 weeks and the tumbling/gymnastics is 9 weeks) already so I can't really check it out beforehand. From...
Forum: Unschooling   12-24-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By healthy momma
Ways for child to refocus himself

My son is closing in on 8 years old. He is very active, easily distracted, and impulsive. Not developmentally inappropriate (although maybe a bit more than the majority of kids we are around) and he...
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