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  1. We're on lesson 76 of Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind. I thought we understood but the exercises are confusing us. Are we right that: Non-restrictive clauses can be removed from the sentence without changing the meaning of the sentence or making it sound weird. You use commas in a sentence like this. Restrictive clauses can't be removed from the sentence because it does change the meaning or sounds weird. You do not use commas. ?? In exercise 76C one of the sentences is: For although Fionn loved Goll, he did not like him. My kids and I feel like if you just said, "For although Fionn loved Goll," then you're left with a weird sentence, so you need, "he did not like him." So if you need that clause, then you shouldn't need a comma? But the book says you do. And aside from the rules that I think I'm understanding in the book, it does seem like a sentence that needs a comma. So we're confused. Edited because I just saw some clarification on the above example on the website. Another confusing one was this sentence: There is an eerie feeling abroad, which I do not like. The book says you don't need the comma, which would make it a restrictive clause, which means that it NEEDS "which I do not like." But the kids and I think, "there is an eerie feeling abroad" sounds fine on its own. Are we just all messed up??
  2. Just curious where you find information like this. Thanks!
  3. We're doing Saxon for the first time this year. 8/7 with my 12 year old girls. I think I remember reading that a lot of people do just the odds or evens but I see that you're actually "supposed" to do them all. So for now we are doing them all. Do you have your kids correct all of the problems they get wrong? Maybe just if they get lower than a certain grade? How do you do things?
  4. Just curious what a day looks like doing this curriculum.
  5. This is for sale for $50: Video Text A complete Algebra course with 176 video lessons course notes 590 work text pagesSolutions manualsProgress Tests And Instructors guide Is that everything you need for the whole course?
  6. Do people generally consider Saxon Algebra 1 a good curriculum?
  7. I didn't know there was a volume 2! Sweet!
  8. We did a few years of Latin and what I loved most about it was how it strengthened their vocabulary. We didn't necessarily want to keep learning formal Latin though so we just switched to Vocabulary from Classical Roots book 6. It was just "meh." Are the A, B, C... books in that series any better? The year before that we did English From the Roots Up and I really liked that one. Any recommendations? We'll be doing 7th grade and I'd just like to keep developing our study of words/roots.
  9. I'm glad you said that! It absolutely applies to me!
  10. Thank you! I feel like we definitely have PE covered with all the sports they do. They are all also involved in music in at least one way. I might look into other ways to pursue things like sewing, cooking, etc... Thanks for the lit ideas!
  11. I'd love to hear if you all think this is good enough: Math: Saxon 8/7 Spelling: finish the last half of All About Spelling 7 Grammar: last half of Grammar For the Well Trained Mind Writing: Writing and Rhetoric books 7 and 8 History: Veritas Press Self Paced History 1815 to Present Spanish: Last half of Getting Started with Spanish Science: Finish Science in the Ancient World... then what? So those are the for sure things. Then I'm thinking about: Reading Detective Fallacy Detective, then Thinking Toolbox God's Crime Scene for Kids or any of those... but they're for ages 8-12 and mine are going on 13 so maybe that would be a little young for them? Anyway, do I have a strong line-up? What could I add or what do you think about my optionals? One thing I'm sad to say I've been weak in is reading and discussing a lot of literature.
  12. As always, you all are a wealth of information and support! So this lady takes our insurance and is one recommended by our ped. We have an appt booked. Her description online is: I've treated clients of all different ages and backgrounds ranging from 6 to older adults. My areas of expertise include Anxiety, Depression, Teen Issues, ADHD, Grief and Loss, Marriage or relationship issues and Family concerns. More commonly my focus in treatment involves that of Cognitive Behavioral, Psycho-Educational, and Psychoanalytic Therapy. I practice with a strong emphasis on client centered treatment. Each person's focus of treatment is based on his, her individual needs no matter how common the problem. Client response tends to be that of which satisfaction is gained through having positive feedback in a non-threatening environment. Children and teens tend to feel welcomed and respected. Men tend to be open and disclose personal feelings. By word of mouth, agency referral and EAP, clients have chosen to see me for issues pertaining to most any area of life, including Christian Faith and /or Gay and Lesbian issues. So looks like she does do CBT. I'm very interested in genetic testing. It overwhelms me some, but seems like it could really show some answers. I am glad for the encouragement to stick with getting her help, whether it's therapy, more testing, or meds. Sometimes it's just so overwhelming. There are so many options of help and I feel like she's a little guinea pig.
  13. My 12 year old's pediatrician suggested therapy for anxiety and really severe mood swings. She gets so upset that she scratches herself sometimes and just has really inappropriate outbursts. My question is though, I guess I don't really understand what therapy is supposed to do. My daughter does not WANT to go. She hates the idea of talking to someone about things that ultimately embarrass her. So it's not like this is going to be a safe place where she can just vent or whatever. I guess maybe it could be if the therapist really connected with her.... When you go to therapy for a specific reason, is there a goal of "fixing" it? And then not needing therapy any more? I'm also confused because if anxiety/depression are things that might be caused by a chemical imbalance, and fixed by medication, why is talking to someone helpful? I guess my hope would be that the therapist will give her strategies on how to deal with stress. How to control her reactions a little better. Is that a reasonable thing to expect?
  14. Yes, and I will be thrilled if this lowers her stress level! I'm totally fine with that. OMG and that picture was the room looking CLEAN. When we went in, it was 10 times messier. And that's her living room - like right when you walk in! LOL I appreciate the advice and thoughts from everyone! I love the experts here!
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