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Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-14-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,454
Posted By Openskyheart
Congratulations on your pregnancy, Mynetname!...

Congratulations on your pregnancy, Mynetname! I'm glad you've heard good things about The Rock. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Onemagicmummy - regarding your son -...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-12-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,454
Posted By Openskyheart
Glad to hear another positive reference for The...

Glad to hear another positive reference for The Rock, Mynetname. I did some research on the various SIs that even accepted 11 year olds, and then made a list of those she could audition for that had...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-12-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,454
Posted By Openskyheart
My dd, 11 1/2, has been studying at a ballet...

My dd, 11 1/2, has been studying at a ballet studio for 3 years now, and was at a recreational dance studio (ballet, jazz, hip, hop, tap, etc.) from the ages of 3 until 8 1/2. Ballet is her life.
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-07-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Openskyheart
I'm sorry to hear about your feet, LCB. I never...

I'm sorry to hear about your feet, LCB. I never had ballet dreams as a child, but I understand what you mean. I played classical piano from the time I was 7, and played 20 + hours per week in my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-07-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,376
Posted By Openskyheart
We are very relaxed, eclectic homeschoolers. We...

We are very relaxed, eclectic homeschoolers. We sometimes go for long periods without doing anything schoolish at all, then one or the other, or both kids will go through a period of more schoolish...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-07-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,544
Posted By Openskyheart
IQuote: would provide my sexually active teens...

IQuote:
would provide my sexually active teens with birth control or access to birth control. I have some concerns about hormones in BC pills, but that doesn't mean I would prohibit them... it just...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-07-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By Openskyheart
I love your summer of Healthy Lifestyle plan,...

I love your summer of Healthy Lifestyle plan, and I concur with Roar and NiteNicole that one of the best things you can do for your DSD, but more importantly for yourself is to stop the discounting...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-07-2008, 02:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,544
Posted By Openskyheart
JaneyD - I just reread your post (as I'm sure is...

JaneyD - I just reread your post (as I'm sure is true of most, if not all of us who've read your dilemma, I've been thinking about it). In your original post, you said that you have a feeling that...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-05-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,544
Posted By Openskyheart
Hmmm...I don't think I'd let her go. My daughter...

Hmmm...I don't think I'd let her go. My daughter is in the 6th grade, and I have son who's an 8th grader. I'm trying to just check in with my gut feelings, and my first instinct is if this were my...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-05-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,177
Posted By Openskyheart
My dd loves Limited Too, and since she's also a...

My dd loves Limited Too, and since she's also a skinny-minny, it is literally the only place in our small town where I can buy pants that fit her. Otherwise, we have to drive 45 minutes to the big...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-05-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Openskyheart
Thanks for the support laxonat and editmom...

Thanks for the support laxonat and editmom http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif. It was such a weird day - we're up! Yay!!, oh...we're down, ugh. But we're up - let's call...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-05-2008, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Openskyheart
My dd, 11 years old (she'll be 12 in August), is...

My dd, 11 years old (she'll be 12 in August), is a serious ballet student. She dances 5 days a week. This winter was also my dd's first ballet summer intensive audition season. Ballet students all...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-05-2008, 02:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By Openskyheart
I just love this thread too. My friend and I...

I just love this thread too. My friend and I walk together a couple of times a week. We both have 13/14 year old sons. They used to hang out together, but they've never gone to school together, and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-04-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Openskyheart
Robin4kids - California is probably one of the...

Robin4kids - California is probably one of the easiest states to homeschool in. You don't have to check in with a teacher - ever, nor do you have to test your kids. You just have to fill out one...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-04-2008, 08:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 888
Posted By Openskyheart
We've been homeschooling for 6 years with my...

We've been homeschooling for 6 years with my son, and this is my dd's 4th year. My son wants to go to high school next year, and my dd will continue homeschooling.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-04-2008, 03:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 779
Posted By Openskyheart
Hi Fluttermama (and Elizawill,) I'm a...

Hi Fluttermama (and Elizawill,)

I'm a homeschooling mom who was a speech pathologist for 12 years prior to homeschooling my kids. I worked with every age group from infancy through the elderly,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-04-2008, 03:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,246
Posted By Openskyheart
My now 11 year old dd was way into the princess...

My now 11 year old dd was way into the princess themed movies, and dress-up play. I just let it be. She no longer watches those movies (though we did enjoy the new movie Enchanted together!...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2008, 02:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,190
Posted By Openskyheart
I've always done the same as a lot of you - just...

I've always done the same as a lot of you - just my kids ages, and if they ask what grade, I say what grade they would be in school. They are, of course, old enough now to answer for themselves!...
Forum: Unschooling   01-19-2008, 02:05 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 17,064
Posted By Openskyheart
You know, you're right, Mammal Mama. Fake...

You know, you're right, Mammal Mama. Fake assignments from mom - even though he wants to be prepared for school, probably don't have the same sense of urgency, or of reality that school assignments...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By Openskyheart
Indulge, baby, indulge! What's wrong with...

Indulge, baby, indulge! What's wrong with indulging ourselves every now and then (or weekly, or twice weekly, etc.) anyway? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Unschooling   01-17-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 17,064
Posted By Openskyheart
What an interesting thread. I've actually had...

What an interesting thread. I've actually had this same conversation going on in my head for the past 6 years that we've been homeschooling...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-06-2007, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Openskyheart
I have 6 nephews 13 and older, and one son who...

I have 6 nephews 13 and older, and one son who is 13, so I have a bit of experience in this area http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif. When I tried to get my nephews anything...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-06-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,651
Posted By Openskyheart
If your intuition is telling you that there is a...

If your intuition is telling you that there is a possibility this stage is more than just hormones, it doesn't hurt to get some more information and support. I've consulted therapists at certain...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-04-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By Openskyheart
Sounds like you have all the bases covered - as...

Sounds like you have all the bases covered - as much as possible in this situation. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif. Keep us posted!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-04-2007, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,651
Posted By Openskyheart
What a great tool you've given your dd to help...

What a great tool you've given your dd to help her cope with her emotions! It's great to have a common language to fall back on, and to be able to use to interject a little bit of sanity into the...
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