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Forum: Personal Growth   09-25-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By quietplease
Try daveramsey.com. You will not be able to...

Try daveramsey.com. You will not be able to change your financial life until you get your spending and budget under control. Once it's under control, you'll be in a position to choose what will make...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-07-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,519
Posted By quietplease
We went to two awesome pinata parties this...

We went to two awesome pinata parties this sumer. One had fake jewels that my daughters were all over. The other had small party-cracker type gizmos, and those were a huge hit as well. Hope that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-10-2010, 03:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By quietplease
DH, your birthday is tomorrow. That means you...

DH, your birthday is tomorrow. That means you still have to do some parenting tonight. Sitting literally within arm's reach of DS while he plays video games for 15 minutes past the agreed upon time,...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   01-02-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By quietplease
Thanks for the wonderful suggestions! Anybody...

Thanks for the wonderful suggestions! Anybody else???
Forum: Utah, Arizona   12-31-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By quietplease
Hi everyone! We live in Washington State and are...

Hi everyone! We live in Washington State and are hoping to do a week of camping in Utah this summer in order to see some cool dinosaur excavation sites and museums. Can anybody recommend some...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-23-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By quietplease
I always wonder, when I see shows like Wife Swap...

I always wonder, when I see shows like Wife Swap or Trading Spouses, how parents can put their kids through that? I can understand being willing to stretch, grow, suffer, or whatever as the adult,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-28-2009, 03:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By quietplease
I did REAL Science (life) with my gifted 1st...

I did REAL Science (life) with my gifted 1st grader, and used it with lots of additional outside materials for her gifted 4th grade brother. I really liked it and it is full of information. It is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-24-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By quietplease
I hated the ant farm because the insert said...

I hated the ant farm because the insert said that in the wild, the ants could live for about a year, but in the farm they would live 2-3 weeks. It felt like a death watch to me.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-15-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By quietplease
We just started Challenge Math and 10yo DS...

We just started Challenge Math and 10yo DS really likes it. It does seem to cover a very wide range of topics. I am using it as a supplement to Singapore and so will not hit every chapter. We just...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-10-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 928
Posted By quietplease
Also, you really do have to tend the gardens...

Also, you really do have to tend the gardens regularly or they will die.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-10-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 928
Posted By quietplease
I can relate to all of this! My DDs love their...

I can relate to all of this! My DDs love their Webkinz, and I have taken quizzes into the night as a fast way to replenish their bank accounts after they go on a spending spree for pink beds or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-07-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By quietplease
My son came home after 2 years of public school...

My son came home after 2 years of public school and 2 years of an alternative school. He loves it and never wants to go back. My DD had a wonderful preschool experience and has homeschooled since -...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-19-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By quietplease
There's a huge thread in Parents as Partners,...

There's a huge thread in Parents as Partners, I'm not sure if there's a minimum post number to access that forum or not.

Good luck to you. There are a lot of us here with similar issues.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-05-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 752
Posted By quietplease
My kids love SOTW and love to hear the stories...

My kids love SOTW and love to hear the stories read aloud, even though they can read them themselves. We uploaded them to their MP3 players and they listen to them in the car all the time. We also...
Forum: Learning at School   12-19-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By quietplease
Here is a free resource with printables that I...

Here is a free resource with printables that I use for homeschooling:

http://www.sfreading.com/resources/ghb.html

Hope that helps!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-19-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By quietplease
In my experience, both as a public school...

In my experience, both as a public school teacher before I had kids and as a parent of a gifted kid who attended public school for 2 years before we pulled him out, administrators FREQUENTLY do not...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-11-2008, 05:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 339
Posted By quietplease
One time as I was driving in my subdivision I...

One time as I was driving in my subdivision I came upon a girl who looked about 10yo walking down the street looking very upset, with a man in a car driving along slowly next to her. I pulled in...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-10-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 339
Posted By quietplease
Strangers are not as big a danger to your kids...

Strangers are not as big a danger to your kids as your own family and friends, statistically speaking.

I'm not going to reject a wrapped candy cane from a thoroughly background- checked mall...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-28-2008, 12:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 701
Posted By quietplease
ROTFL. I loved it!

ROTFL. I loved it!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-28-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,371
Posted By quietplease
How terrifying. I am hoping you'll get wonderful...

How terrifying. I am hoping you'll get wonderful news soon!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-24-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By quietplease
Everyday Math is definitely your problem. The...

Everyday Math is definitely your problem. The ITBS measures a more old-fashioned kind of computation. If you look at sample test, you will see the type of math you probably did in your childhood....
Forum: Pets   11-24-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By quietplease
Amazing how a tiny creature can leave such a big...

Amazing how a tiny creature can leave such a big space when they pass away. I am sorry for your loss.
Forum: Pets   11-23-2008, 02:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By quietplease
Our sweet dog was put down this afternoon. It is...

Our sweet dog was put down this afternoon. It is a sorrowful day at our house.

OP, I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard to say goodbye, even when they are so sick and miserable.
Forum: Pets   11-22-2008, 03:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By quietplease
Our dog has not gotten better. He has plateaued,...

Our dog has not gotten better. He has plateaued, but not improved. He was diagnosed 4 months ago.

We are having him put down tomorrow because he is no longer living a good dog's life....
Forum: Pets   11-18-2008, 04:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By quietplease
I have this EXACT problem with our dog and our...

I have this EXACT problem with our dog and our 3yo. Our dog is probably in his last days with a brain tumor at 14 years old. My kids have never known life without him. I am struggling about how to...
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