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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-29-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,705
Posted By fluttermama
That is an incredible blanket statement, wow!!...

That is an incredible blanket statement, wow!! I'm too shocked to even comment at the moment except to say that it is completely wrong and off base and sad.
Forum: Waldorf   12-28-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By fluttermama
We also had a wonderful Christmas!...

We also had a wonderful Christmas! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:

We're savoring the twelve days of Christmas as well...enjoying the Fireside Stories book and other...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-26-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By fluttermama
Quote: And also biomed things Would you mind...

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And also biomed things
Would you mind pm'ing me with things that you have tried for speech? My son's issues are articulation and I haven't found much help with biomed in this but am more...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-26-2008, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By fluttermama
Little Bear, Mister Rogers, Caillou, just...

Little Bear, Mister Rogers, Caillou, just started with Toot and Puddle once in awhile...the slow, gentle stories...Max and Ruby. We only do an hour a day or less.
Forum: Waldorf   12-26-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By fluttermama
We will be doing things throughout the...

We will be doing things throughout the week...making gingerbread men (we always have one run out the oven and onto the kiddos pillows!)...and then we are hosting an Epiphany brunch and games at our...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-22-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,447
Posted By fluttermama
While I understand the intellectual points that...

While I understand the intellectual points that you are taking with your dd, what about the social/emotional points...I mean conversation for older children is much much different than conversation...
Forum: Waldorf   12-21-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,295
Posted By fluttermama
There are some Waldorf items that you can...

There are some Waldorf items that you can purchase at Amazon with fast shipping...some games and books, in particular.

I love Nova Naturals and they have fast shipping, as well.

Have a great...
Forum: Waldorf   12-11-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,271
Posted By fluttermama
I am completely stumped for my four and a half...

I am completely stumped for my four and a half year old son...I'm just not sure what to get him this year. Or my seven and a half year old...both of their play has changed drastically over the past...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-10-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 388
Posted By fluttermama
Just came here to ask the same question, thanks!...

Just came here to ask the same question, thanks! I was thinking a Target giftcard so I'm glad to know that seems okay....I might do a Children's Place giftcard, too, since she has a little one.
Forum: Waldorf   12-09-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By fluttermama
Quote: someplace in the NE there is a Waldorf...

Quote:
someplace in the NE there is a Waldorf school for special needs children
http://www.beaverrun.org/
Forum: Waldorf   12-08-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,701
Posted By fluttermama
The above link is for playroom pics...I'm...

The above link is for playroom pics...I'm looking for bedroom-sleeping areas. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Waldorf   12-07-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,701
Posted By fluttermama
Would anyone be willing to share pics of your...

Would anyone be willing to share pics of your Waldorf kiddos bedrooms?

My son's room is pretty...well...boring (which was fine, but he's getting older now and spends more time in there) and I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-07-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,335
Posted By fluttermama
I am in a junior in the University of Phoenix BS...

I am in a junior in the University of Phoenix BS in psychology program. I am working towards becoming a marriage and family therapist, after I earn my Master's degree.
Forum: Waldorf   12-05-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By fluttermama
It sounds more to me like sensory issues..I...

It sounds more to me like sensory issues..I don't think hitting and biting are "boy" behavior, especially biting. Biting is often a major red flag for sensory issues and needing space. Does your dh...
Forum: Waldorf   12-05-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By fluttermama
I am amazed that they would fire a teacher...

I am amazed that they would fire a teacher mid-year and combine first and second who are completely and totally different levels. Especially in Waldorf education there is a HUGE difference between...
Forum: Waldorf   12-02-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By fluttermama
The "Waldorf" kids that I know are sweet,...

The "Waldorf" kids that I know are sweet, nurturing, caring, polite, and immensely creative kids.
Forum: Waldorf   12-01-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By fluttermama
Yes, and I loved it. I believe Shea Darian is a...

Yes, and I loved it. I believe Shea Darian is a part of the Unitarian church...her books are inspiring and perhaps spiritual in nature, but I wouldn't call them religious.
Forum: Waldorf   12-01-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,271
Posted By fluttermama
My MIL bought ds a Waldorf friend doll from Nova...

My MIL bought ds a Waldorf friend doll from Nova Naturals...Louis. I think it looks a lot like him. I think she thought I was a little crazy for buying a 4 year old boy a doll, but she agreed so I...
Forum: Waldorf   11-28-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,319
Posted By fluttermama
We didn't start the Waldorf lifestyle until dd...

We didn't start the Waldorf lifestyle until dd was 2, so she did get early TV. My son didn't watch TV until he was 3 and only very limited TV after that. We stick with slow programs-right now they...
Forum: Waldorf   11-25-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By fluttermama
We've been living a Waldorf lifestyle for about...

We've been living a Waldorf lifestyle for about five years now...and through the years I relaxed a whole lot when it comes to things with family. I really think the most important thing is that the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-25-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,872
Posted By fluttermama
You know, I read a Waldorf author about a month...

You know, I read a Waldorf author about a month ago who gave a great perspective (I thought) on the memorizing...she talked about how mama's who have young children biologically seem to lose their...
Forum: Waldorf   11-25-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By fluttermama
Quote: constantly refusing to do as she is...

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constantly refusing to do as she is asked and yesterday I tried to take her hand to lead her into her bed and she started fighting me! I'm hoping this is just b/c she hasn't been well (She...
Forum: Waldorf   11-25-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By fluttermama
I would graciously accept them and then put them...

I would graciously accept them and then put them away until they are older...I think age 7 or 8 is a great age to be able to play with these outside and for you to keep one while they play outside...
Forum: Waldorf   11-25-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By fluttermama
Quote: I bet it was a really tough decision to...

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I bet it was a really tough decision to make--I know it was hard when we had Nicholas evaluated--and I know one of things I worried about was our non-mainstream lifestyle
YES!! That is it...
Forum: Waldorf   11-24-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By fluttermama
Quote: That said, I think the speech...

Quote:
That said, I think the speech therapist's expectations were off base for any four-year-old. Not all kids play board games. Not all kids want to. Not all kids have access.

Was she appalled...
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