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Forum: Unschooling   10-22-2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By rumi
Interesting thread. Not having multiple kids I...

Interesting thread. Not having multiple kids I haven't faced the kinds of situations you all have described. Not just because it is easy to cater to the wishes of the child when she is the only...
Forum: Unschooling   10-22-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By rumi
and, to take this further, I think that "doing...

and, to take this further, I think that "doing what they want" can sometimes be harder than following a regime. Certainly when it comes to intellectual pursuits I have observed that dd has such...
Forum: Unschooling   10-21-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By rumi
Hi - this thread caught my attention because over...

Hi - this thread caught my attention because over the past few years I have observed that my dd prefers fiction every single time.

Earlier she did read quite a bit of nonfiction picture books,...
Forum: Unschooling   10-21-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By rumi
interesting topic. I do think that...

interesting topic.

I do think that unschoolers probably live with fewer constraints. And I have also observed that dd has pretty good self-discipline and the ability to do things she does not...
Forum: Unschooling   10-17-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,181
Posted By rumi
Picking up from the most recent post, since that...

Picking up from the most recent post, since that is an easy one, I am thrilled to say that dd reads to me! She is very happy to do so, in fact. I am on book 5 of Harry Potter (I am reading one book...
Forum: Unschooling   10-17-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By rumi
Logging in after a long time and shocked to read...

Logging in after a long time and shocked to read this thread.

What a terrible loss for the community.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-01-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By rumi
So I got the books a couple of weeks ago and...

So I got the books a couple of weeks ago and started reading it. I may have mentioned to dd that I had gotten them but nothing more. Last night she commented that Life of Fred, which she generally...
Forum: Unschooling   09-17-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By rumi
Interesting discussion on the broader components....

Interesting discussion on the broader components.

I personally find it hard to believe that someone who normally led a structured life and suddenly had 1-6 weeks free wouldn't have a ton of...
Forum: Unschooling   09-12-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,302
Posted By rumi
Welcome Deborah. Mine also dislikes cutesy stuff...

Welcome Deborah. Mine also dislikes cutesy stuff like that and I have heard others say this too. Makes me wonder why they even make the books like that at all.

Reading about Scotland's vote and...
Forum: Unschooling   09-11-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,302
Posted By rumi
Sure you got it for less than half the price but...

Sure you got it for less than half the price but also less than half the fun of our plan!
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,302
Posted By rumi
This calls for a Rainbow Gathering … Maryland...

This calls for a Rainbow Gathering … Maryland 2015?
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By rumi
Sorry if this is growing increasingly irrelevant...

Sorry if this is growing increasingly irrelevant to the OP but as a PP brought up Burning Man and as I have been to neither event, let me jump and say that I think they are quite different in that...
Forum: Unschooling   09-08-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,302
Posted By rumi
Wow, hadn't heard of Diane Gottlieb till now. ...

Wow, hadn't heard of Diane Gottlieb till now. She sure packs a punch in her poetry.

Garlic Festival???? wow! Sounds like something I should be attending. (But, like the Rainbow Festival, it...
Forum: Unschooling   09-07-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By rumi
Hi, just wanted to say hi. I've not been to a...

Hi, just wanted to say hi. I've not been to a Rainbow Gathering and had not heard of them until a few months ago when I read a book called "Free Spirit" written by someone who had attended (at...
Forum: Unschooling   09-07-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 638
Posted By rumi
Well McKittre, I think that passions grow in a...

Well McKittre, I think that passions grow in a context and so does our life. SO if we are involved in each others' lives then even if right now we (adults) decide nearly all of the big picture, our...
Forum: Unschooling   09-07-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,302
Posted By rumi
OMG I haven't had the kind of trauma that I...

OMG

I haven't had the kind of trauma that I hear you describing but can still relate to the incident you mention. dd has said things that hurt my feelings and later said that she didn't mean it...
Forum: Unschooling   09-07-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,302
Posted By rumi
Oh and by the way I finished HP 3 two days ago...

Oh and by the way I finished HP 3 two days ago and started HP4 last night. The beginning was quite gripping. Even though I will have to read more than one chapter / day I think I will finish on...
Forum: Unschooling   09-07-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,302
Posted By rumi
McKittre, do I understand that you guide people...

McKittre, do I understand that you guide people on hikes? Just thinking …. maybe someday ….

Agree with you that demands of life require that we adjust to various things that we wouldn't have...
Forum: Unschooling   09-04-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 638
Posted By rumi
Yes, I think it might have been here that I...

Yes, I think it might have been here that I learned that unschooling does not depend on "whether or not you used a workbook" and I have found that when I repeated that phrase in discussions...
Forum: Unschooling   09-03-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 638
Posted By rumi
I would like to jump in and say that I often find...

I would like to jump in and say that I often find the views of those who call themselves radical unschoolers neither radical nor unschooling.

My understanding of integrated / holistic / natural...
Forum: Unschooling   09-02-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,302
Posted By rumi
Oh was today the first day? I think here it was...

Oh was today the first day? I think here it was last week. Anyway we didn't go then and we didn't go now. It's been kind of a quiet day so far. I am trying to write something and dd is reading as...
Forum: Unschooling   08-31-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,309
Posted By rumi
Well, just posting from our own experience, I...

Well, just posting from our own experience, I have no theory and no policy regarding chores and so far dd has had no allowance.

- house is not highly tidy but not highly messy either.
- house...
Forum: Unschooling   08-28-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By rumi
Hi, I actually think there was nothing wrong with...

Hi, I actually think there was nothing wrong with your conversation with MIL. It seemed like she was concerned and she didn't interfere with what you were doing, only asked you about it afterwards. ...
Forum: Unschooling   08-27-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,676
Posted By rumi
Indeed I am reading them for the first time! ...

Indeed I am reading them for the first time! Hardly imagined that I would read them but dd is so keen I can't say no. She has read the first six, most (all?) more than once.

Right now we are...
Forum: Unschooling   08-27-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,676
Posted By rumi
Haven't been writing as much as I would like to...

Haven't been writing as much as I would like to but I thought it worth noting that dd continues to work on Distributed Proofreaders very regularly and really likes it. So often we start things and...
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