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  1. Preteens and Teens
    Hey guys, Since the beginning of this school year, I have a strong feeling she is being bullied by someone in her class. She's not very responsive when I ask her about her day, almost like she's hiding something even though before she used to chatter away all the time. I found this opinion by...
  2. Family Life
    She was my little side kick. We went everywhere together every day. If I went to Target, she went to Target. If I had a doctor's appointment, she was the one collecting the sticker at the end. We were two peas in a pod, and now at six years old you can clearly see that influence. I'm sure...
  3. Toddler & Child
    This special section was created by natural product expert Amy Serotkin of The Mindful Home as part of Mothering's Ultimate Green Guide to Back to School Supplies. Check it out for many more eco-friendly, made in the USA picks for back to school. Little changes make a big difference. Choosing...
  4. Toddler & Child
    This special section was created by natural product expert Amy Serotkin of The Mindful Home as part of Mothering's Ultimate Green Guide to Back to School Supplies. Check it out for many more eco-friendly, made in the USA picks for back to school. Let your kids celebrate their sustainability in...
  5. Toddler & Child
    This special section was created by natural product expert Amy Serotkin of The Mindful Home as part of Mothering's Ultimate Green Guide to Back to School Supplies. Check it out for many more eco-friendly, made in the USA picks for back to school. Looking for some unique and eco-friendly...
  6. Toddler & Child
    This special section was created by natural product expert Amy Serotkin of The Mindful Home as part of Mothering's Ultimate Green Guide to Back to School Supplies. Check it out for many more eco-friendly, made in the USA picks for back to school. While the overwhelming favorite among parents...
  7. Toddler & Child
    This special section was created by natural product expert Amy Serotkin of The Mindful Home as part of Mothering's Ultimate Green Guide to Back to School Supplies. Check it out for many more eco-friendly, made in the USA picks for back to school. Some major retailers and manufacturers have...
  8. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island
    Hi everyone, Does anyone have experience with the Montessori schools in Boston and the South Shore? We're considering Thacher, Meeting House and Adams because they're the closest to us, but we don't have much info on them other than what they've told us and what we've read on their websites...
  9. Spirituality
    We kinda skipped last month, but now that the kids are out of school, what are we doing to keep them entertained? :nerd: :eek: :wink:
  10. Learning at School
    <p>Hi I need some help and insight.  I have a first grader who I from the bottom of my heart believe should be retained this year.  His dad agrees (we are divorced), his teacher agrees, he gets extra support in school now and it seems like his extra teachers agree (altho they cannot really...
  11. Family Life
    This post could also be titled - "How I Learned That Sometimes, It Really Does Take a Village." I was scared to send my second child off to school. I was nervous about sending off my oldest, but it was nervousness tinged with excitement. School was fun, school was where she'd make friends and...
  12. Learning at School
    <p>I'm just curious about how other moms would handle this situation.  My daughter recently wrote a book report on a book she only read two chapters of got and got an A on it.  She writes well so the passed purely on her ability to bullshit.  I read it before she turned it in and told her her...
  13. Learning at School
    <p>First, I understand that this is totally my ds's deal. <em>He</em> is the graduating senior. <em>He</em> is the valedictorian. I know he will write his own speech and I expect he will do a very good job.</p> <p> </p> <p>But what I'm looking for is a bit of perspective on how an audience...
  14. Learning at School
    <p>I'm just looking for some perspective.  How much writing are your 4th graders expected to do?</p> <p> </p> <p>Most people say their kids are still working on 5 sentence paragraphs (free writing), and children in gifted programs are beginning to write (5 paragraphs of 5 sentences each)...
  15. Learning at School
    <p>My son is 5, but his birthday is in Oct, after the cut off for kindergarten (Oct 1st in our state). We had planned on registering him as home schooled next year for kindergarten, but I read that "any child 6 years old before Oct 1st must register for kindergarten". So instead of registering...
  16. Learning at School
    <p>More and more I'm hearing about friends who have kids saying, "ok, this assignment is done" or I'm doing homework with my son..." Is it me or are the PARENTS doing more of the homework lately?  From what I'm hearing with my friends, it sounds like the parents are WAY overinvolved in whatever...
  17. Learning at School
    <p>My son (in Kindergarten) recently told me after he came home from school that he (and classmates) had eye exams and hearing test that day.. no forms were ever sent home about this to sign, and no notification, before, or after the testing (including test results)... this seems weird to me...
  18. Learning at School
    <p>our school district just started this. according to my 2nd grader, it makes her want to fall asleep. some parents and teachers have concerns about teaching this as a "mind clearing" thing. do you have any experience with it?</p> <p> </p> <p>also, it seems to me that the school could...
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  20. Learning at School
    <p>Hi Moms,</p> <p>I hope its ok I'm posting here.  We homeschool, but just found out my 8 year old has an eye issue (he has 20/20 vision -- we have to go back for more testing before they recommend how we fix it, but his eyes don't work together to process info in book-reading range... which...
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