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Forum: Unschooling   10-11-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Attila the Honey
I have an almost 10 year old that begs to watch...

I have an almost 10 year old that begs to watch all sorts of things that I consider inappropriate - American Horror Story, Walking Dead, etc.  She really loves horror and never seems to have...
Forum: Unschooling   10-01-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 671
Posted By Attila the Honey
I am so grateful for the cooler weather.  It's...

I am so grateful for the cooler weather.  It's given us a lot more energy and motivation to do things. We've been taking a lot of day trips, mostly visiting spots that George Washington visited on...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-23-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 199
Posted By Attila the Honey
My dd 9 loves them. She has a really big...

My dd 9 loves them. She has a really big collection and aside from legos, outdoor toys and equipment, books, and art supplies they are really all she plays with. She's getting a sewing machine for...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-23-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,654
Posted By Attila the Honey
My daughter moved into her own bed in her own...

My daughter moved into her own bed in her own room about a year ago at age 8. She wanted to before then but didn't feel able to because of a complicated living arrangement/room sharing situation....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-05-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 240
Posted By Attila the Honey
We are unschoolers, and right now my daughter is...

We are unschoolers, and right now my daughter is really fascinated by George Washington Carver, for reasons I don't completely understand.  So, she's been devouring any information she can find on...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-20-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By Attila the Honey
In my state homeschoolers are able to get all...

In my state homeschoolers are able to get all the books and workbooks the public schoolers use. I've never personally done that, but I know of 2 families that have. Would that be an option?
Forum: Unschooling   08-20-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 369
Posted By Attila the Honey
It's going well here.  We are 28 days in, out of...

It's going well here.  We are 28 days in, out of 180 days that we have to complete in our state.   She practices math facts on one of about 5 apps we have on our kindle daily, she reads everyday,...
Forum: Unschooling   08-20-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,603
Posted By Attila the Honey
I think the clearinghouse has merit and it's...

I think the clearinghouse has merit and it's more than just an attempt to slam someone.
 
If someone is out there plagiarizing, selling a false bill of goods, setting up conferences and then...
Forum: Unschooling   08-19-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,162
Posted By Attila the Honey
I love PBH, but have not quite made the leap...

I love PBH, but have not quite made the leap from reading about it and falling in love with the method to actually doing much with it.  LOL  Although, it's not really for me to do much with...I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-01-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 907
Posted By Attila the Honey
As things stand now, no I wouldn't do it.  But,...

As things stand now, no I wouldn't do it.  But, I would do whatever I could to make it happen.  Like others mentioned - can you get on Medicaid/state insurance in case you need a transfer?  Is there...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-30-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,163
Posted By Attila the Honey
Count me in!   I'm Jenn, I live with my...

Count me in!
 
I'm Jenn, I live with my husband and my 9 year old.  I am a sahm and I unschool.
 
My goals:  oy, so many!  first and foremost, we have to pay our property taxes this summer. We...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-28-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,926
Posted By Attila the Honey
I am really enjoying this thread, it's very...

I am really enjoying this thread, it's very helpful for me right now.  My husband was recently promoted and it came with a raise and I am trying to be very mindful of not spending away the "extra"...
Forum: Unschooling   06-17-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Attila the Honey
I have a 9 year old dd.  Mostly, when I see her...

I have a 9 year old dd.  Mostly, when I see her ambling around looking bored or uninspired I ask her if she wants to learn some Math stuff.  Sometimes she says yes, but not always.  If she doesn't,...
Forum: Unschooling   06-17-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By Attila the Honey
I keep it simple - to me, it's child led...

I keep it simple - to me, it's child led learning.   It can (and for us, does) involve any method there is, pretty much.
Forum: Unschooling   06-06-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 313
Posted By Attila the Honey
I am sorry if this has been suggested, can you...

I am sorry if this has been suggested, can you ask for broken electronics on freecycle?  That might eliminate the guilt about waste?
Forum: Unschooling   06-06-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,248
Posted By Attila the Honey
My daughter is 9 and we've tried all sorts of...

My daughter is 9 and we've tried all sorts of methods.  Right now I don't limit TV at all, but like Woodchick's philosophy I try to introduce other activities if I start to feel uncomfortable with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-01-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By Attila the Honey
I also homeschool and only, and love it.  I...

I also homeschool and only, and love it.  I wouldn't have it any other way!
Forum: Unschooling   04-25-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,649
Posted By Attila the Honey
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 4evermom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1382046/unschooling-on-wife-swap#post_17337421)

OK, just...
Forum: Unschooling   04-21-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,649
Posted By Attila the Honey
Did anyone see Dayna Martin on Wife Swap?   ...

Did anyone see Dayna Martin on Wife Swap?
 
I thought it was a great episode, and unschooling (and Dayna) came off as far more "normal" than the other mother.  She was just an angry, miserable...
Forum: Unschooling   04-19-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,771
Posted By Attila the Honey
No worries, I've found this discussion very...

No worries, I've found this discussion very interesting!  I do agree that it helps to not get hung up on labels, and I do need that reminder sometimes.  It's how I operate - when I take on something...
Forum: Unschooling   04-18-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,771
Posted By Attila the Honey
I really liked this book because I felt like...

I really liked this book because I felt like it's a good way to empower my daughter.  She's coming from a year of cyber schooling and I think the thought of unschooling makes her feel unmoored.  I...
Forum: Unschooling   04-17-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,771
Posted By Attila the Honey
Has anyone else read "Project Based...

Has anyone else read "Project Based Homeschooling" by Lori Pickert?
 
I am reading it now and I really like it.  It's about having a child pick a project and topic and completely "owning" the...
Forum: Unschooling   04-14-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Attila the Honey
SweetSilver>  That's me!  You have a great...

SweetSilver>  That's me!  You have a great memory.  Yes, I do think part of the anxiety is I feel this pressure to make every interest an opportunity to educate.  
 
I know somewhere in there is...
Forum: Unschooling   04-12-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Attila the Honey
I've tried everything and anything when it comes...

I've tried everything and anything when it comes to homeschooling my 9 year old - school at home, unschooling, classic education, charlotte mason and now we are using a cyber charter school.
 
So...
Forum: Unschooling   04-12-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By Attila the Honey
Yes, please count us in!  We are in NW PA.

Yes, please count us in!  We are in NW PA.
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