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Forum: Unschooling   06-05-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By geemom
it will all be okay

Many of my child's "issues" worked themselves out with age and confidence. VERY late bloomer. preschool teacher recommended IEP and visit to ped. for anxiety. Ped. prescribed prozac and referred...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-02-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By geemom
Waldorf christopherus grade 2

Anybody looking at grade 2 Christopherus for this year? I have the whole set including many books purchased alongside set if anybody is looking for these materials. Also enki foundation guides. Pm...
Forum: Unschooling   04-04-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,072
Posted By geemom
My husband woke up yesterday to find our...

My husband woke up yesterday to find our daughter awake before him (6 a.m) working on a math workbook.  She told him excitedly, "I only have 2 more pages then I get to take a test!"
 
I just want...
Forum: Unschooling   04-03-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,543
Posted By geemom
They will be able to pass their high school exit...

They will be able to pass their high school exit exam, believe you me.  Do not get caught up in the invisible benchmark chart that has been created by society/government feeding in to your...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By geemom
it will take time!  Move forward to get the...

it will take time!  Move forward to get the change started and be "okay" with him doubting you, as when your loved ones around you become used to the idea that you you are absolutely going to do...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-17-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,668
Posted By geemom
I have enki teaching guides, recorder, and...

I have enki teaching guides, recorder, and christopherus materials grade 2 and kindy. They served me well. Now they are collecting dust on the book shelf.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-12-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By geemom
IMHO I feel that public school is more likely to...

IMHO I feel that public school is more likely to "ruin their life".
 
But, for the record, I don't exactly think PS would "ruin" a life but I do think that HS can enhance one!
Forum: Vaccinations   12-16-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By geemom
Hello, my children have *some* of their...

Hello, my children have *some* of their vaccines.  They are so old now, that probably they have missed their boosters so a portion of them are ineffective anyway.  I really don't even know because...
Forum: Homeschooling   12-16-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By geemom
I have this, if you still need years later :)

I have this, if you still need years later :)
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By geemom
She is probably getting overstimulated very...

She is probably getting overstimulated very easy.  Figure out her triggers (for mine it was sound, covering her ears was my cue to get the heck out of there, wherever we were, plus other specific...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,927
Posted By geemom
yes, it could be a sign.  I would watch for...

yes, it could be a sign.  I would watch for other signs if they should happen to pop up, and if not, then, great.  Even if your pediatrician has decided this and you disagree, it should not be an...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-17-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By geemom
Any tricks, suggestions, games, curriculum,...

Any tricks, suggestions, games, curriculum, unschooly ideas on how to help child memorize times tables?  Any thoughts on whether or not this is "necessary" at a certain age?  signed, usort of...
Forum: Grief and Loss   09-13-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By geemom
thank you, happhappymommy, this is the exact...

thank you, happhappymommy, this is the exact thing to do in the situation and your post brought comfort.  I love those candles.
Forum: Grief and Loss   09-09-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By geemom
i just wanted to delete this.

i just wanted to delete this.
Forum: Unschooling   08-05-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By geemom
it's a social skill.... she has a future as a...

it's a social skill.... she has a future as a world leader, city planner, or humanitarian :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-05-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 740
Posted By geemom
hmmm.... on the flip side, the courts usually...

hmmm.... on the flip side, the courts usually like to keep the child in the situation that they are already in.  Any changes you might want to make will have to be approved by both sides, so there...
Forum: Unschooling   07-31-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By geemom
The way I see it, you could go round and round...

The way I see it, you could go round and round on debating this topic forever.  There isn't going to be a "test" to prove who's theory is correct between your mum's point of view vs. your own....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-24-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 740
Posted By geemom
This may depend on the teacher, but it is pretty...

This may depend on the teacher, but it is pretty well known/accepted that homeschool kids are actually ahead of the others.  If not, you could enroll the child in kindergarten instead, perhaps.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 740
Posted By geemom
I personally, think that putting a child in...

I personally, think that putting a child in public brick and mortar for the first time in first grade, in the situation you explain re the fact that child is not really reading, could be extremely...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By geemom
for handwriting without tears, the book used...

for handwriting without tears, the book used alone is fine.  The blackboard is really just a small blackboard shaped like a rectangle with edges for the chalk to run along.  You can make do without.
Forum: Unschooling   07-03-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By geemom
Maybe they are doing their chores.  Sometimes...

Maybe they are doing their chores.  Sometimes playing with neighborhood kids can become a slippery slope.  Without time boundaries, the kids may end up socializing TOO much, thus not having the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-29-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,161
Posted By geemom
http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeal...

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/ipad?afid=p231%7Ccamref%3A1l6x&cid=AOS-US-AFF-PHG
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-28-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,161
Posted By geemom
dissipates electric field build-up, not helpful...

dissipates electric field build-up, not helpful with WIFI, you are correct, but where there is wifi there is a laptop, pc with fan, Ipad, etc and skyrocketed levels of EMF.
 
Yes I know that the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-25-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,161
Posted By geemom
http://www.unwittingvictim.com/French.html   ...

http://www.unwittingvictim.com/French.html
 
try a grounding mat too, if you can't go without.  Watch that meter drop if you do measure waves... watch it spike when you stand in front of your...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-24-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,161
Posted By geemom
http://www.safeinschool.org/2012/01/ipad-iphone-w...

http://www.safeinschool.org/2012/01/ipad-iphone-wi-fi-radiation-and.html?m=1

On the topic of iPads for kids, the value of them, monetarily and educationally, the effects of the use of should...
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