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Forum: Learning at School   09-16-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By cosmos
My kids school has lunch offered 2 days a...

My kids school has lunch offered 2 days a week...all organic and natural whole foods. They compost, recycle and limit from-home food choices. Plus some food is grown for lunches in an on-site...
Forum: Learning at School   09-16-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By cosmos
My oldest DD almost always played alone (or with...

My oldest DD almost always played alone (or with her sister) until about age 6. I worried for a while about her, then realized she had her own inner world going on and when kids were playing games,...
Forum: Learning at School   09-16-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By cosmos
My DS is in a preschool program in a very remote...

My DS is in a preschool program in a very remote area, in fact it was the only preschool within 60 miles up until a few years ago. The teacher was strong with gender stereotyping and a few parents...
Forum: Learning at School   08-07-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,662
Posted By cosmos
Quote: Originally Posted by Linda on the move...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14205103)
an old friend of mine is very tight...
Forum: Learning at School   08-07-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,260
Posted By cosmos
Quote: Originally Posted by The Hidden Life...

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Originally Posted by The Hidden Life http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14202164)

Now I'll have to figure out what to...
Forum: Waldorf   07-25-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,332
Posted By cosmos
I have a dairy-free version of WW bread: ...

I have a dairy-free version of WW bread:

Mix 1 1/2 TBSP yeast and 2 C. warm water in a large bowl.
Add 2 C. whole wheat flour

Let rise until double

then add 1/4 C. oil ( I use olive)
1/3...
Forum: Learning at School   05-19-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,513
Posted By cosmos
I thought this was a fake post at first. I live...

I thought this was a fake post at first. I live in a very small district too and I have never heard of a fee like this.
Forum: Learning at School   04-20-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,640
Posted By cosmos
We hs'd for 2 years-then chose the crunchy ps...

We hs'd for 2 years-then chose the crunchy ps over traditional ps for our kids when hs no longer worked. There are no private schools here. There is animosity between some of the parents of the...
Forum: Waldorf   04-10-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By cosmos
I just came back from visiting family and...

I just came back from visiting family and thinking how pages from a coloring book completely changes the activity. I have only provided blank paper for my kids at home and here a family member gave...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-25-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,165
Posted By cosmos
Quote: Originally Posted by That Is Nice...

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Originally Posted by That Is Nice http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13062830)

As much as I think GD is the way to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-25-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,165
Posted By cosmos
Quote: Originally Posted by *~Danielle~*...

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Originally Posted by *~Danielle~* http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13062613)
I would not address it. My mil has said...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-25-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By cosmos
I think if you are involving yourself verbally...

I think if you are involving yourself verbally or physically in a situation with the kids and grandma you are doing the same thing grandma is, even though you are approaching from a completely...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-25-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By cosmos
Just throwing in my opinion here- but you may...

Just throwing in my opinion here- but you may not get as many replies from the email as you hope. I would call them. I have a couple of groups I run and have found that emails are ignored, then you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-20-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By cosmos
Quote: Originally Posted by JustVanessa...

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Originally Posted by JustVanessa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13021080)
At what age did your child grasp the...
Forum: Parenting   01-16-2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By cosmos
I don't know. I think every child feels...

I don't know. I think every child feels important for different reasons in different ways. Some children would probably do better if they felt they were running the show, others if they did an...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-15-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By cosmos
First of all-good for you for wanting to try GD!...

First of all-good for you for wanting to try GD!

I think for some of the behaviors described in your behavior chart, consequences wouldn't work anyway. This hopefully will be a good fit for you!...
Forum: Learning at School   01-13-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By cosmos
I agree with previous posters that you can't...

I agree with previous posters that you can't control or even resolve issues with social stuff.

My dd has 3 other girls in her classroom who have all been good friends inside and outside of...
Forum: Learning at School   01-10-2009, 12:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 793
Posted By cosmos
Check into a public charter school. My kids go...

Check into a public charter school. My kids go to one and all the kids work at their own level regardless of their age. Good luck!
Forum: Learning at School   12-17-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By cosmos
Quote: Originally Posted by sunnmama...

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Originally Posted by sunnmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12813135)
I'd just say something like "We are very...
Forum: Learning at School   12-17-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By cosmos
One of the 3rd grade groups in my dd's class is...

One of the 3rd grade groups in my dd's class is multiplying improper fractions
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Forum: Learning at School   12-14-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By cosmos
My dd has a pretty introverted personality, and...

My dd has a pretty introverted personality, and is a bit of a perfectionist. She has some confidence issues probably due to her perfectionist nature. Her new teacher suggested she come in and help...
Forum: Learning at School   12-13-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By cosmos
I'd do a bunch of research and see what the...

I'd do a bunch of research and see what the existing rules are about where kids are to go. Then I'd be very frank at the hearing that the needs of the child should come first, and moving kids around...
Forum: Learning at School   12-13-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,998
Posted By cosmos
Quote: Originally Posted by nannymom...

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Originally Posted by nannymom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12770531)

At a time when many are trying to figure...
Forum: Learning at School   12-12-2008, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By cosmos
We hs'd for 2 years, dd entered a great charter...

We hs'd for 2 years, dd entered a great charter school for 2nd grade and her sister went to K. The school is awesome, they love it (they are in their 2nd year there). I think it helped that they...
Forum: Learning at School   12-08-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By cosmos
I give chocolate. Being on the receiving end of...

I give chocolate. Being on the receiving end of chocolate, it still tastes pretty good after my new year's resolution has worn off http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
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