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Forum: Homeschooling September 16th, 2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By broxi3781
I am glad I home educate / home school because....

Just for fun let's all see if we can add one line to this.

I am glad I home educate because : My youngest read his first book this month. I was able to see the look on his face, as I did with his...
Forum: Homeschooling September 16th, 2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By broxi3781
Re: Preschool Projects

We're making our own tactile alphabet at the moment. It is tons of fun. We just paste a couple of pictures of items my sons like on each page, write the words, make a large touchy upper and lower...
Forum: Homeschooling September 16th, 2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By broxi3781
Re: How do you handle overly opinionated people?

Oops my post should say we couldn't do worse than the local school - which is truly awful. The school board is actually quite good and we meet them once a year! The local school does have some good...
Forum: Homeschooling September 16th, 2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By broxi3781
Forum: Attachment Parenting September 15th, 2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By broxi3781
Re: Frustrated and desperate...potty training

Hi,
I'm just popping in - used to post here years ago, but the boys are bigger now. Started visiting the home school thread and popped over here in search of old friends. But I thought I'd share my...
Forum: Homeschooling September 15th, 2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By broxi3781
Re: Homeschooling in North Dakota?

I Belfast so virtually useless to you - but one tiny bit of advice. Once you conceive - start collecting books. I am so thankful now for some of the second hand gems I picked up for next to nothing...
Forum: Homeschooling September 15th, 2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By broxi3781
Re: Teaching my child to read - issues!!! Help!

Ritz -
Do you have any connection to this company? It seems very expensive for a a programme that does not seem to have any child resources. I mean the basic Hooked on Phonics Programme is about...
Forum: Homeschooling September 15th, 2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By broxi3781
Re: Hello and request for book suggestions

Thank you for your reply. Yes we do like chapte books as well - and have Aesop's fables and Grimms Fairy Tales. I consider them fundamentals of a well rounded education. Although I suppose I am in...
Forum: Homeschooling September 12th, 2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By broxi3781
Re: How do you handle overly opinionated people?

Probably popping into this too late, but I just smile and let people talk. Home educating is unheard of where I live and most people want the gov't to take more responsibility for their children. The...
Forum: Homeschooling September 12th, 2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By broxi3781
Hello and request for book suggestions

Hi,
I posted on this board a few times years ago as I used to visit the attachment parenting and pregnancy after multiple losses boards quite often. I've been home educating in Belfast Northern...
Forum: Homeschooling September 12th, 2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By broxi3781
Re: Hello :)

This site is brilliant for ages 3+ and has quite a lot of free content:
Starfall's Learn to Read with phonics (http://www.starfall.com/)
Forum: Attachment Parenting April 11th, 2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 436
Posted By broxi3781
Re: April MOTM- (.Y.)Mom2dd(.Y.)

Cant find your new bedromm setup, where is it?
Also , arent you syupposed to be having # 2 soon? remember your visit to the fortune teller ;)
Forum: Attachment Parenting April 6th, 2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 476
Posted By broxi3781
Re: Is this even possible?? Breastfed baby and schedule.

Ian is still being held for naps, give me a bit of quiet time too :) But whatever works best for each child!
How about if DH tries babywearing and walks for naps? Thats all I can think of anyway at...
Forum: Homeschooling April 4th, 2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By broxi3781
Re: how far ahead do you lesson plan?

I dont plan too far in advance. I do buy books etc in advance, but we take things as they come. If he suddenly takes an interest in something, I'll try to work that in.
If we get really good weather...
Forum: Attachment Parenting March 29th, 2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 131
Posted By broxi3781
Re: Alert:::i'm a proud momma!

I havent even thought of it yet, Ian is 19 months. It certainly would save an awful lot of wash though! Still I dont think he is ready yet. He says pee and wants to sit on the toilet at times but...
Forum: Homeschooling March 29th, 2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By broxi3781
What do you do when you have to time off schoolwork?

Do you try to catch up at weekends or just leave it? What if you feel the child learns something from the reason for time off? For instance, we spent today in the vets office, and we'll be doing some...
Forum: Attachment Parenting March 28th, 2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By broxi3781
Re: Hand holding? Any tips?

Ian doesnt like to hold my hand now, but is happy enough holding his brothers hand, so thats ok with me. But if Billy isnt with us I just lift him and carry him across streets etc....
Also on our...
Forum: Attachment Parenting March 28th, 2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By broxi3781
Re: Stupid update on me...with a question on gas drops

I dont know, the Dr talked us into trying them once with Billy. it seemed to upset his stomache and i never used them again.
Forum: Attachment Parenting March 28th, 2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By broxi3781
Re: My messy messy house...

I am going to print this too. thanks for finding it, I remembered the last few lines but have never read the whole poem.
Forum: Attachment Parenting March 28th, 2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,120
Posted By broxi3781
Re: Traditional Parenting vs Attachment Parenting - Wording

I think CIO here refers to babies. I do think its different when an older child is crying, depending on the circumstances. I think as they get older you comfort them, explain the situation, but then...
Forum: Homeschooling March 28th, 2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By broxi3781
Re: Unschooling

I think its a lovely idea, but as I've seen it practiced by most, it wouldnt work for me. My son would likely end up just on the wii, and I am not comfortable with just allowing a child to choose...
Forum: Homeschooling March 28th, 2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Posted By broxi3781
Re: How structured are you?

I'm pretty unstructured, but then I think 4 years old is too young to start full time education anyway, and we are only formally schooling this year ( he just turned 5 now) because Northern Ireland...
Forum: Homeschooling March 28th, 2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By broxi3781
Re: What are you reading this week?

I'm reading one of Cesar Milan's books about dogs, " A member of the family" we've really been into the BOB books and hooked on phonics books this week and for some reason, both children are going...
Forum: Homeschooling March 28th, 2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,319
Posted By broxi3781
Re: Best Books for New Readers

Bens Mom - sight words are often taught here by flashcard from age 3, in spite of the fact that many educators are arguing that the children should know the spoken word before trying to read it. I...
Forum: Homeschooling March 27th, 2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,319
Posted By broxi3781
Re: Best Books for New Readers

Thanks for all the advice. We ended up with 2 sets from the "Now I am Reading" series, although they will take weeks to get here. Theya re from amazon marketplace but US sellers. We really do try to...
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