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Forum: Unschooling   01-02-2013, 10:51 AM
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Posted By shoebox
She sounds like my almost 11 year old. Is she a...

She sounds like my almost 11 year old. Is she a perfectionist, by any chance? My DD is known to panic and say "How am I going to learn EVERYTHING?" She doesn't want to be behind, and yet she is...
Forum: Unschooling   12-24-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By shoebox
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by elizawill http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370721/thinking-of-homeschooling#post_17209475)

i get that. i...
Forum: Unschooling   12-20-2012, 09:04 AM
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Views: 524
Posted By shoebox
I'd like to recommend to your wife the old and...

I'd like to recommend to your wife the old and true John Holt: How Children Learn; How Children Fail; Learning all the Time; and Teach Your Own. I particularly like the "How Children Fail."
 
I...
Forum: Unschooling   12-13-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By shoebox
I have a 10.5 yo, and when I go through my panic...

I have a 10.5 yo, and when I go through my panic periods, I tend to think that she does nothing of value at all. I force myself to re-focus (with more or less success, depending), and try to pay...
Forum: Unschooling   12-07-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By shoebox
Letterboxing doesn't require a GPS, only clues....

Letterboxing doesn't require a GPS, only clues. You can also get creative with carving your own stamps and making journals.
 
http://letterboxing.com/
 
http://www.letterboxing.org/
Forum: Unschooling   12-05-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By shoebox
My kids go through phases when a walk in the...

My kids go through phases when a walk in the woods isn't appealing to them. They do moderately better if there's a sort of a treasure hunt in the woods, but not always. Have you tried geocashing or...
Forum: Unschooling   11-21-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,153
Posted By shoebox
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Quote:Originally Posted by mama24-7 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unschooling   11-21-2012, 05:59 PM
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Posted By shoebox
What an amazing young man! Thank you for...

What an amazing young man! Thank you for sharing. 
Forum: Unschooling   11-21-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By shoebox
I love the free range philosophy, but I'm not...

I love the free range philosophy, but I'm not comfortable even with my 8 in elevators by herself. I'm not sure about my 10 year old. Maybe I just don't like...
Forum: Unschooling   11-21-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,291
Posted By shoebox
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Forum: Unschooling   11-21-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,291
Posted By shoebox
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Forum: Unschooling   11-21-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,291
Posted By shoebox
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Forum: Unschooling   11-20-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,291
Posted By shoebox
Writing down notes / key points from the videos...

Writing down notes / key points from the videos that she watched was completely her choice, as she wanted to share the notes with her mentor. My problem was, I think, that I wasn't comfortable with...
Forum: Unschooling   11-19-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,291
Posted By shoebox
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Forum: Unschooling   11-19-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,291
Posted By shoebox
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Forum: Unschooling   11-19-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,291
Posted By shoebox
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Forum: Unschooling   11-19-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,291
Posted By shoebox
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Forum: Unschooling   11-19-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,291
Posted By shoebox
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Forum: Unschooling   11-18-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,291
Posted By shoebox
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Forum: Unschooling   11-18-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By shoebox
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Forum: Unschooling   11-18-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,291
Posted By shoebox
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Forum: Unschooling   11-18-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,153
Posted By shoebox
I know I'm coming late to this thread, but just...

I know I'm coming late to this thread, but just the other day I heard a comment, from a friend, no less, that made me sad. My girls were at her son's birthday party, and my 8 yo walked out (they...
Forum: Unschooling   11-18-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By shoebox
I think so much depends on their personalities....

I think so much depends on their personalities. If they are confident and eager, they will probably enjoy the experience. It is okay to be somewhat "behind"--after all, not everyone excels in public...
Forum: Unschooling   11-18-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,291
Posted By shoebox
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Quote:Originally Posted by homeschoolingmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unschooling   11-18-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,291
Posted By shoebox
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Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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