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  1. Very true. Perhaps erroneously, it just sounded as though the OP didn't want to utilize those things, more than couldn't.
  2. Have any here used Using Language Well from Simply Charlotte Mason? What were your thoughts on it as a grammar program, compared to more traditional programs?
  3. Just look for books at the library. Search the topics: bread, farming, milk, dairy, wheat etc... you'll find plenty of options. But nothing from a book will ever replace the kind of real experience that comes from visiting farms etc... Would love to know why you aren't willing to do those things? Hands on learning is always best. Our kids learned where food comes from from touring farms - private and commercial, making food from scratch, growing our own food etc...
  4. I would split them up. I have felt the same way about SCM history for littles. The spines are pretty deep, and the assigned readings are quite long. I also dislike flipping back and forth between world and American history. I prefer to focus on one stream at a time. Especially for that age. Does she like Little House? What about Playful Pioneers?
  5. Have any here used these? What made you choose one over the other? Thoughts on which is better for grade 4/5?
  6. Yes. Grammar is best withheld until children are of the age of logic. Typically 12+. In history, it was never taught this early or for this long. Now, teaching the very basics of punctuation (capitalizing sentences, and ending sentences with proper punctuation) is fine, but that can easily be taught without a grammar curriculum. Here's a good read. https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/284014/
  7. Sadly, it's similar here. Very hard to get into personal counseling, or to see psych specialists etc... I think here it's largely because the system is just so backed up. A friend of mine has a daughter with several challenges, and they had to wait over a year to see the psychiatrist, and that was on the emergency list ☹️
  8. 1. I did. 2. You said you didn't want to debate your parenting style. A) Nothing in my comment was even remotely doing so and further B ) I was merely pointing out I was going by what you yourself said. Which pretty much makes it not a debate 🤦 At any rate, whatever. You decided to go on the defensive for whatever reason, don't like what I suggested apparently, so do whatever you want. Next time put a caveat that you only want people to tell you you're doing it right if you don't want to hear different ideas that are directly on topic and answering your post.
  9. Change defiance to defensive, and then you'll have it right. She is traumatized. She is scared. She feels completely out of control. She has high anxiety. She wants your security, but she doesn't trust you. It scares her. Her feelings scare her. She's terrified of being hurt, of being let down. She's not being defiant, but rather, she's being defensive. She's just trying to have some semblance of control over her life. It's the only way she can have any amount of security. You are not able to provide that for her. Not yet. Ultimately, right now, you're going to have to accept
  10. So....listen to what she is telling you ♥️ Do what she is capable of and leave what she's not. Whether she is academically able matters not one iota right now. The only thing that matters is what she is emotionally able to do - and she is NOT able to do what you're asking right now. Whether she was able to do it a few weeks ago, doesn't matter either. Abilities wax and wane, especially as she processes the trauma she has been through. Some times she'll be capable of more, sometimes far less. It will vary week to week, day to day at times. Not just school, but around the home
  11. Ten minutes a day or not, I would drop the phonics. They're unnecessary at that age. Also, studies have shown that children who are taught to read earlier (before age 6) tend to end up having worse reading outcomes long term, than those who learned later. At best, they end up with no discernable difference. Then there's plenty of other studies that show that early academics in general are harmful before age 6/7. From your posts it sounds like you're a Type A 😉, but it'll serve you both well if you learn to let go! Take it from a recovering Type A. So, if she's a whole word kid, picking u
  12. No idea what is wrong with the edit button tonight, but keeps creating duplicate posts.
  13. Perhaps so. But I've only seen this post, and in this post, it definitely isn't painting a great picture of their homeschool. So, my comment is based on what is presented. She can take what might be helpful (curriculum suggestions, learn to let go of unrealistic expectations), and leave what isn't.
  14. So... at age 7, actually, yes, it's perfectly developmentally appropriate that she just "regurgitate" and not "think". You're asking for logic-level stuff in grammar-stage. And considering what she has been through, she might be 7 chronologically, but likely isn't 7 developmentally. She's also probably completely mentally taxed given all she's been through. She's been through trauma, then moved to your home, had to deal with Covid, trying to adjust to online learning, and now taken away from that and thrown into homeschooling, into a method that clearly does not match her learning style. Tha
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