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  • Re: Is it ADHD, bipolar (?), now diagnosed with Graves'

    Hi there, have certainly been through a lot. I am glad that you posted this so others can hear your story. The HSI community is here to help and support you along the journey. Many homeschoolers face similar challenges such as you described in your post. It is important to have connections...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by hsiamy on 04-10-2008
  • Is it ADHD, bipolar (?), now diagnosed with Graves'

    Hey, I am new and desperate. We have taken our son out of school. He is 8 (9 in June) and in third grade. He has always been a typical 'boy' in school. I have three other old children and I have been through the public school thing before. My oldest (son) is now 21. He was ADHD, dyslexic, later...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by cherpear on 04-08-2008
  • "Right Brain" Curriculum

    I am brand new to home school and have done LOTS of research concerning my 14 yr old daughter. Apparently, most teaching is in "Left Brain" method! Is there any type of special curriculum or teaching strategies for this?????
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by mom2lia on 03-17-2008
  • Re: Three months left in school

    Hi Beverly, Sometimes when a child is only familiar with the traditional school setting, he/she may need some time to allow for the transition into homeschooling. This may be a great time to allow for some de-schooling. Allow for your daughter to be a part of the process in determining what direction...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by hsiamy on 03-10-2008
  • Third Grader- Where do I start?

    Hello Everyone! My daughter had a serious accident on Dec. 28th, 08. She was playing outside and slipped and fell on a steal rod used for landscaping. It went in about two inches in her stomach. It's been close to 2 months and still complains of serious pain. The scar tissue has built up to 2 inches...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by awiccawicca on 02-16-2008
  • Re: secular curriculum

    As a moderator of this forum, I see that it is time to step in here and send a gentle reminder to our forum users. This needs to be a place where HSI members can feel safe to ask questions related to curriculum choices...regardless if you are using secular or non-secular choices! This is NOT a place...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by hsiamy on 02-11-2008
  • Re: Would like your opinion please...

    HI there! There are many factors to consider when deciding on curriculum. One very impt. factor is understanding your child's learning style (i.e is he/she a visual, tactile, auditory learner etc.) Once you are able to identify how your child learns then you can navigate your way through the options...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by hsiamy on 01-17-2008
  • Re: I'm new and don't know what I need to buy???

    What a wonderful choice you and your husband have made for your girls! When I first brought my daughter home for school, we started with an all inclusive package. It was good for that first year because I was so unsure of myself (still am unsure on many days!) However, today we use a much more flexible...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by hsmomx2 on 01-17-2008
  • Encouragement for new to homeschooling.

    I have six sons - the first 5 attended public school and my youngest just began homeschooling as a 5th grader this year. Getting started seemed a bit overwhelming at first, just making the decision was overwhelming. My best advice for decision making and getting started is breaking it down into small...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by redsweet1955 on 12-05-2007
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