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Forum: Unschooling   12-08-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Swimmyswim
Hurray!   It was science books with my 2...

Hurray!
 
It was science books with my 2 too.  And the Beano!
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-07-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By Swimmyswim
What do you get out of your relationship with...

What do you get out of your relationship with him?  Is it a happy relationship?  Is he worth your time and effort?  
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   12-07-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By Swimmyswim
Hi  Great question.  Good luck with the degree. ...

Hi  Great question.  Good luck with the degree.
 
I don't think we can make decisions about what 'normal' childhood activities are based on our own experiences.  'Normal' is subjective.
 
I...
Forum: Unschooling   12-07-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By Swimmyswim
We're new to unschooling but I thought I'd...

We're new to unschooling but I thought I'd outline a fairly typical day for us.  Our kids are 5 and 9.
 
The kids are going to bed later and sleeping later since we don't have a set time to get...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-07-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 950
Posted By Swimmyswim
This is such a great question.  Thank you to...

This is such a great question.  Thank you to everyone who has responded!
 
18 year old me would never believe she'd become the 41 year old me at all.  Strict vegetarian turned meat eater....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-07-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,415
Posted By Swimmyswim
I have ADHD.  I had a nightmare childhood and...

I have ADHD.  I had a nightmare childhood and have had a very difficult adult life.  I only began on concerta a year ago.  I am now applying for a PhD.  Knowing and understanding my ADHD has...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-07-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 599
Posted By Swimmyswim
Our youngest learnt how to undo his belt and...

Our youngest learnt how to undo his belt and climb out of his seat at just turned 2.  A telling off and a warning of how dangerous what he'd done was didn't have any effect and the second time he...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-07-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,761
Posted By Swimmyswim
So interesting to read everyone's opinions on...

So interesting to read everyone's opinions on this.
 
We cosleep still with our 5 year old and our 9 year old comes into our bed sometimes too if he's poorly or struggling with insomnia.  
 
It...
Forum: Unschooling   12-07-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By Swimmyswim
Thanks!  I understand caching now.  I don't have...

Thanks!  I understand caching now.  I don't have any of those things but my friend gave me an old phone recently which may be useful.  I'll try to find out - I haven't worked out how to use it yet...
Forum: Unschooling   12-06-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By Swimmyswim
Thanks everyone.  Some good ideas.   A...

Thanks everyone.  Some good ideas.
 
A trampette is a small trampoline with less 'bounce'.  They're really for adults but we don't have room for anything bigger and the kids are used to not being...
Forum: Unschooling   12-05-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By Swimmyswim
Hi!   We're in England.  I live with my...

Hi!
 
We're in England.  I live with my husband and our 9 year old and 5 year old boys.  
 
The eldest came out of school 3 months ago after flexi-schooling for a while and being generally...
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