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Roxy Roller

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  1. I agree, which is why I feel like I need to have some of these conversations now, even though I am not sure that she is mature enough for them. She is a very pretty girl, even though she would disagree.
  2. Thank you for the tip! Talking in the car seems like it would be a perfect time.
  3. Yes, I would say that she is a little anxious. Maybe I will give her a little more time to mature and do some praying in the meantime. Thank you for your insight.
  4. I agree that we need to naturally talk about these things so that it becomes normal, and not one deep talk.
  5. I wouldn't know where to start. Do you have a list of documentaries that you felt were beneficial?
  6. We don't have TV, so we don't watch the news, but subscribing to a magazine would be a good idea. Do you mean God's World News or is World Magazine something different?
  7. Thank you for your response, Cathy. I really am not sure if she is ready to talk about these things, and it is encouraging to me to know that it is okay if she needs to wait. My DD always wants to talk in the evening (when I want to go to bed), but I have been making an effort to chat with her and do some of her bible reading for AWANA with her at that time. Thank you for the reminder to pray for teachable moments and to pray that I will be ready for them.
  8. My DD and I drive to her riding lessons each Wednesday and we don't have the boys with us, so I will try to use these times as discussion times. Thanks for the tip!
  9. Thank you for reminding me about this. I have the books for Preparing for Adolescence, and when I looked at them last year, they seemed like too much for her, but they might be just right now. I will look at them again.
  10. My DD is a very 'young' 14 year old. She has hit puberty, but does not want to grow up. We have had our battles this year and I don't see them letting up any time soon. We have had the basic 'birds and the bees' conversations, and I feel like we need to have some heavy conversations about things like rape, abortion, etc., but I do not know how to approach these issues. She seems to not want too much information, and seems to close down if I bring up some of these subjects, like she doesn't want to know about the 'bad' things in the world. They come up in our Bible reading, and she is aware of the basic definition of these issues, but not much else. Is there a resource out there that I don't know about that helps parents talk to their children about these things? My husband and I feel totally inadequate in this area, as she is our oldest child. :bigear:
  11. I was planning on starting at Ancients and doing AHL in 10th and WHL in 11th. Thank you for the offer to chat. I may take you up on that as I get closer to making a decision.
  12. Thank you for reminding me of the TTC courses. I have not looked at WaH, but I do like the idea of outsourcing writing.
  13. Thank you for reminding me that Reading, Writing and Math need to come first. It is really easy to lose sight of that when high school and college are looming. I need to spend more time crossing my reading and writing over into our sciences and the things that my DD is interested in.
  14. I will look into the AO Lit courses. Thank you for reminding me of them. I will look at the Stobaugh text, but I am leaning towards the Notgrass one.
  15. I will look at ACE Paces. Is it a similar format to the Light Units from CLE? We have tried those in the past and they didn't work for my DD. She found them pretty dry, but maybe the high school levels would be different. We have already gone through the MoH books. I don't think she would want to do them again. Thanks for your insight, and the reminder that any writing curriculum can be what I want it to be!
  16. A little background... My DD14 only started reading fluently in 5th grade and has always struggled with spelling. Math has also not been a smooth ride. I think we are settled with Teaching Textbooks, and she is working hard to be in Algebra 1 before 10th grade starts. School, in general, has not been easy(we have homeschooled from the beginning). She may have some slight LDs, but not enough to have me worried. She would like to be an animal health technologist. Here in Alberta, that means she needs 12th grade English, Math, Biology and Chemistry. She is also working towards her Equine Green Certificate(http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/grc6643) in 10th, Sheep in 11th, and probably Cow/Calf in 12th. The green certificate involves a lot of time with mentors, as well as book work and tests. I am looking for a 'light' history/lit/writing combination that will get the job done. I would like her to cover from Ancients to Modern Times in two years, and then in 12th grade, she will do Canadian history/government. I was seriously considering MFW, but I am concerned that she will not be able to keep up. I thought maybe we could cut it down to just doing the Notgrass book and lit recommendations over two years according to the Notgrass schedule. Any other suggestions?
  17. My son enjoys the investigations. He looks forward to a break in the regular lessons.
  18. My son does all the questions in the lessons, investigations and tests. We only do the drills that are associated with the tests, so that I can keep an eye on his basic math facts.
  19. I totally get it! I tried Saxon with my 4 oldest, and it has only been good for one of them, but he absolutely loves it. It has been a perfect fit for him, and he knows it. Math is never a struggle each day, because he understands the way the book teaches. I do have Art Reeds DVDs, but he rarely looks at them. Most of the time he can read and understand a lesson right away.
  20. I can't purchase things from Amazon.com, because I am in Canada, and our Amazon does not carry it. Can someone tell me what is in the book that makes it helpful?
  21. Where would I purchase this? I haven't been able to find it.
  22. Thank you! I have PM Ellie, but maybe I will have to ask her more specific questions.
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