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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-17-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By puzzlepeace
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Triniity http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387757/disrespect-and-disobedience-big-time#post_17424414)
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-21-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 282
Posted By puzzlepeace
Any suggestions on teaching problem solving...

Any suggestions on teaching problem solving skills and deeper thinking to an 11 year old boy? 
 
While using Life of Fred for math has helped some in these areas (beyond math problem solving) I am...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-25-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By puzzlepeace
Thank you for sharing that video, what an...

Thank you for sharing that video, what an inspiration she is!
 
As inspiration to you and eventually your daughter, you might want to learn more about Sarah...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-04-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By puzzlepeace
I used to be much better about rhythms when my...

I used to be much better about rhythms when my kids were littler. I tried hard not to stick to the Waldorf only interpretation, but to find things that made sense with our life/ their stages of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-04-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By puzzlepeace
I was wondering what subject you find hardest to...

I was wondering what subject you find hardest to teach to your kids (age/grade)?  If you are homeschooling more than one is it the same for both?  Has it changed over time? Do you think it is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-15-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By puzzlepeace
Quick update... Thanks for the input. It...

Quick update...
Thanks for the input. It actually was very helpful, along with reading on here and a few review sites, speaking to other homeschool parents, and speaking to the companies...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-15-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By puzzlepeace
We just got the Intermediate Life of Fred...

We just got the Intermediate Life of Fred books.  I am really pleased so far.  We do have other practice books to work through topics for repetition and general practice (I have been using Sylvan...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-02-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By puzzlepeace
Thank you for the additional info. I was looking...

Thank you for the additional info. I was looking at the sample lessons on their site and trying to figure out if they are meant for a day or a week? I talked to them and asked a ton of questions the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-30-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By puzzlepeace
Quote:Originally Posted by littlest...

Quote:Originally Posted by littlest birds http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-29-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By puzzlepeace
Well we have decided against Calvert for a...

Well we have decided against Calvert for a number of reasons.  I am still researching some other options also but am strongly leaning towards Oak Meadow if anyone has input about higher elementary...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-25-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By puzzlepeace
Hello all. I had posted a while back about...

Hello all. I had posted a while back about homeschool during a crisis.  My family life has gotten more chaotic as my mom's illness has progressed.  I have come to the point that I need to switch to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-10-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By puzzlepeace
Tutoring costs tend to be very regional.  On the...

Tutoring costs tend to be very regional.  On the East Coast of the US you can anticipate paying $50-100 an hour depending on age of student and subject material as well as the tutor's experience. ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-10-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By puzzlepeace
Thanks! That looks quite helpful.  

Thanks! That looks quite helpful.
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-09-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By puzzlepeace
Thank you all for the outpouring of support! We...

Thank you all for the outpouring of support! We are, amazingly enough, still homeschooling.  I have backed off tremendously (quit as teacher for a few weeks because we both needed the break, however...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-09-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By puzzlepeace
Any input on high school curriculum? Something...

Any input on high school curriculum? Something that would have teachers overseeing preferably. Could be online or physical books. 
 
DD is advanced academically. She is in 8th grade.  She aspires...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-18-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By puzzlepeace
Thank you for all the thoughtful responses.  It...

Thank you for all the thoughtful responses.  It has been very helpful to hear of others' similar experiences. The chemo rounds have been very rough on our family as it has brought out many of our...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-10-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By puzzlepeace
I didn't read the previous responses too closely...

I didn't read the previous responses too closely but saw some great tips.  While I homeschool now (my dc is older), I taught K for many years.  Things I found worked well were lots of movement...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-10-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By puzzlepeace
12/9/12 Update below in #17... ...

12/9/12 Update below in #17...
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Original post-
 
One of my parents is dealing with an illness. While we do not know how long this...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-18-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By puzzlepeace
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1363559/tired-of-the-laziness-and-tears#post_17114119)
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-18-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By puzzlepeace
Not sure when the appointment is, they may have...

Not sure when the appointment is, they may have already gone.  I know that in this area (MD/DC/NoVA), there seems to be a rotation in which hospital had the current reputation as "good" for doing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-18-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By puzzlepeace
How do you mark the end of the school year? ...

How do you mark the end of the school year?  What if it is a "big" year [ie- pk4, k, 5th, 8th, or 12th] coming to a close?
 
Public schools in our area go k-5, 6-8, 9-12.  Most private schools do...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-18-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By puzzlepeace
Quote:Originally Posted by Savoir...

Quote:Originally Posted by Savoir Faire http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1363559/tired-of-the-laziness-and-tears#post_17113125)
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-17-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By puzzlepeace
I am tired of the tears over working. DS (5th...

I am tired of the tears over working. DS (5th grade) would do nothing ever if I was okay with it.  Each week I make a Word table of work. There are 7 columns- subject, notes for the week, Monday,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By puzzlepeace
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MamaPrincess http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-09-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By puzzlepeace
First off, hugs as you work on these challenges...

First off, hugs as you work on these challenges and welcome!  I would probably call the ped and ask for a referral to a developmental pediatrician.  The dev ped can assess her and give a diagnosis. ...
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