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Forum: Unschooling   07-29-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By 4evermom
I wouldn't rule out homeschooling since he seems...

I wouldn't rule out homeschooling since he seems so much happier. I don't get my 12 yo out much more than once a month, either...

Have you tried finding out what the homeschool community is like...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-10-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,628
Posted By 4evermom
ITA. My son really has limited interest in...

ITA. My son really has limited interest in spending time with younger kids. They love spending time with him and he is nice to them. But eventually he just wants to do what he finds interesting which...
Forum: Unschooling   07-10-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,465
Posted By 4evermom
Around here, things always seem to fizzle out or...

Around here, things always seem to fizzle out or slow down over the summer. The weather gets too hot and people make vacation/family plans. But come fall, everyone is raring to go again.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-10-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,366
Posted By 4evermom
An older relative had several experiences in the...

An older relative had several experiences in the late 50's or early 60's as a girl/young woman... A man following her home from school, a serviceman (home repair, not military) in her home touching...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-06-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,970
Posted By 4evermom
I'm pretty sure if you put in a birthdate that...

I'm pretty sure if you put in a birthdate that has you at less than 13 years, Google blocks you from Google+.

I'm not saying kids can't have the judgment required before age 13, but it is against...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By 4evermom
I tend not to give reasons when people ask me...

I tend not to give reasons when people ask me questions like that. But I'll give you a reason why I don't give reasons :wink:

If you give a reason, it opens you up for either argument or judgment....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By 4evermom
I aspire to changing sheets every two weeks but I...

I aspire to changing sheets every two weeks but I fear it's less often than monthly. Sometimes I toss my pillows in the drier on high thinking that will kill dust mites and freshen them up. I have...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-06-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,970
Posted By 4evermom
I feel the same way. My ds knows not to use his...

I feel the same way. My ds knows not to use his real name when signing up for anything. Our names are uncommon so a name search will be us, no having to guess which Ursula Jabberwocky is me.

But I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-06-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,970
Posted By 4evermom
Wow, users legally need to be 13 for Google+ just...

Wow, users legally need to be 13 for Google+ just like FB. I'd be giving the school grief about that.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-01-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By 4evermom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Spiderpig http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1400356/learning-math-facts#post_17620181)
 @4evermom...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-30-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By 4evermom
You might find this article interesting. It...

You might find this article interesting. It supports waiting to learn math facts and focusing on learning math concepts first....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-23-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By 4evermom
I'd pack up the heirlooms that are important to...

I'd pack up the heirlooms that are important to you, for the time being. Pick up a set of dishes from a thrift store or Target. Not sure what to do about the rest. I'd probably let go the more minor...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-20-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By 4evermom
Meringues are my favorite "need to bring...

Meringues are my favorite "need to bring something have no money for ingredients" thing to bring to gatherings. Plus they are one of my son's favorites, work with many allergies, and aren't as...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-20-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By 4evermom
Your dh suggesting splitting accounts seems...

Your dh suggesting splitting accounts seems pretty spiteful... especially without discussing what you might do with the trust fund money, first. Does he have some underlying issue with your parents?...
Forum: Unschooling   04-20-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 844
Posted By 4evermom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SweetSilver http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1400611/finding-the-right-amount-of-structure#post_17613004)...
Forum: Unschooling   04-05-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 844
Posted By 4evermom
Sounds a bit like my son... When he was 8 1/2,...

Sounds a bit like my son... When he was 8 1/2, he had to take a standardized test to comply with our state's homeschool law. I knew he had a bunch of site words but that was it. He really surprised...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-29-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By 4evermom
I remember my dad telling me that if I was ever...

I remember my dad telling me that if I was ever in a bar that seemed shady, to be sure to order beer in a bottle (rather than whatever was on tap) and make sure it was opened on the counter while I...
Forum: Unschooling   03-26-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,047
Posted By 4evermom
I *still* haven't risked taking my 12 yo to any...

I *still* haven't risked taking my 12 yo to any sort of live performance. He hardly even likes to watch movies without doing something else at the same time. He's just not into anything that isn't...
Forum: Unschooling   03-26-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By 4evermom
Our experience with the CAT (Survey) was similar...

Our experience with the CAT (Survey) was similar to SweetSilver's. Didn't have to do it until 3rd grade/age 8. It wasn't a big deal though ds didn't want to do it. We just picked our moments and did...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By 4evermom
Despite being an advocate of self motivated...

Despite being an advocate of self motivated learning and having high regard for the ability to learn without school or programs, I am not comfortable with someone selling their services as a midwife...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-23-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,191
Posted By 4evermom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by suburbiadaze http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unschooling   03-23-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By 4evermom
This might not be quite what you are asking for,...

This might not be quite what you are asking for, but I read it recently and it popped into mind. It's an article that recommends that kids learn math concepts first instead of doing arithmetic...
Forum: Unschooling   03-22-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 545
Posted By 4evermom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mrstovar http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399211/how-do-i-best-help-my-son-learn#post_17594272)...
Forum: Unschooling   03-21-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 545
Posted By 4evermom
My son was the same way and not at all...

My son was the same way and not at all developmentally delayed or having any special needs. There really is a wide range of normal. You need to go with your mama instincts with this kind of thing......
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-19-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,080
Posted By 4evermom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Angelorum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399126/did-you-dry-nurse-your-child#post_17592579)LTurtle, where...
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