Jump to content


Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'siblings'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • Welcome To The WTM Community
    • Announcements
    • Site News & Discussions
    • Introductions & Test Posting
  • Education
    • General Education Discussion Board
    • K-8 Curriculum Board
    • High School and Self-Education Board
    • Parents' Forum Afterschooling Board
    • The Learning Challenges Board
    • Accelerated Learner Board
    • Bilingual Education Board
  • Lounge
    • The Chat Board
    • Parents' Forum Networking Board
    • Sale and Swap Board
  • Welcome to the Kelli Forgot Me Group :D's Welcome to the Kelli Forgot Me Group :D
  • Canadians's Canadians
  • LCCers's LCCers
  • Following Charlotte's Following Charlotte
  • Thread Killers Unite!'s Thread Killers Unite!
  • Dark Side's Dark Side
  • Classical Unschoolers's Classical Unschoolers
  • Secular WTMers's Secular WTMers
  • International Home Schoolers's International Home Schoolers
  • WA WTMers's WA WTMers
  • Toddlers in duck tape's Toddlers in duck tape
  • C.O.F.F.E.E. Club (Christian homeschoolers)'s C.O.F.F.E.E. Club (Christian homeschoolers)
  • Rookie Logic Stage support group's Rookie Logic Stage support group
  • TOG'ers "Everything TOG"'s TOG'ers "Everything TOG"
  • Children's Literature's Children's Literature
  • WTM Lapbookers's WTM Lapbookers
  • Kickin' It's Kickin' It
  • Orthodox Christian Homeschooling's Announcements & Links
  • Orthodox Christian Homeschooling's Y1 - Age of Patriarchs
  • Orthodox Christian Homeschooling's Y2 - Age of Apostles
  • Orthodox Christian Homeschooling's Y3 - Age of Triumph
  • Orthodox Christian Homeschooling's Y4 - Age of Captivity
  • Orthodox Christian Homeschooling's Y5 - Age of Monasticism
  • Orthodox Christian Homeschooling's Y6 - Age of Mission
  • Orthodox Christian Homeschooling's Orthodox Electives
  • Orthodox Christian Homeschooling's Orthodox Christian Homeschooling
  • Afterschooling's Afterschooling
  • We <3 Macs! :D's We <3 Macs! :D
  • Lutheran WTMers's Lutheran WTMers
  • WTM Knitters's WTM Knitters
  • WTM Pre & K's WTM Pre & K
  • NCIS fans's NCIS fans
  • Breadbakers's Breadbakers
  • Gamers Table's Gamers Table
  • NaNoWriMO's NaNoWriMO
  • Positive Discipline WTM Group's Positive Discipline WTM Group
  • World of Warcraft's World of Warcraft
  • Cub Scouts's Cub Scouts
  • Food Storage's Food Storage
  • Weight Loss Support's Weight Loss Support
  • Fishbowl Living's Fishbowl Living
  • A Reader's Group's A Reader's Group
  • Raising Godly Tomatoes's Raising Godly Tomatoes
  • Lightly Christian and Other Inclusive Minded Spirituality's Lightly Christian and Other Inclusive Minded Spirituality
  • Deutsche Gruppe's Deutsche Gruppe
  • In the Kitchen's In the Kitchen
  • The Hebraic Mindset's The Hebraic Mindset
  • Aspies!'s Aspies!
  • Ask the Vet's Ask the Vet
  • Military homeschoolers (retired welcome)'s Military homeschoolers (retired welcome)
  • WTM Prayers's WTM Prayers
  • Nourishing Traditions dieters/Eat Fat Lose Fat's Nourishing Traditions dieters/Eat Fat Lose Fat
  • 1-2-3 Accomplish!'s 1-2-3 Accomplish!
  • WTM Musicians's WTM Musicians
  • Crockpot-ers United's Crockpot-ers United
  • Special Diet Recipes and Resources's Special Diet Recipes and Resources
  • Frugal Living's Frugal Living
  • Natural Living's Natural Living
  • Talk-in-Texas's Talk-in-Texas
  • Guatemala missions/cultural trip's Guatemala missions/cultural trip
  • Vitamix-ers's Vitamix-ers
  • Nurses's Nurses
  • W.A.C.I's W.A.C.I
  • Christmas cookie recipe exchange's Christmas cookie recipe exchange
  • Motivated Moms's Motivated Moms
  • Large Family WTMer's's Large Family WTMer's
  • Wii Fit!'s Wii Fit!
  • Well Trained Horses's Well Trained Horses
  • Beachbody Fanatics's Beachbody Fanatics
  • Mere Christianity's Mere Christianity
  • 2009 WTM Anniversary Conference's 2009 WTM Anniversary Conference
  • MFW Lovers's MFW Lovers
  • No More Sugar!'s No More Sugar!
  • Over 35 Losers (as in Weight)'s Over 35 Losers (as in Weight)
  • The Phonics Road to Spelling & Reading-The Bridge's The Phonics Road to Spelling & Reading-The Bridge
  • Midwest Homeschool Convention 2011's Midwest Homeschool Convention 2011
  • Spell to Write and Read-Wise Guide-Cursive First-The Writing Road to Reading's Spell to Write and Read-Wise Guide-Cursive First-The Writing Road to Reading
  • Waldorf Inspired WTM Homeschoolers's Waldorf Inspired WTM Homeschoolers
  • Well Trained Runners's Well Trained Runners
  • Scarlett's Quilt's Scarlett's Quilt
  • Exploring Orthodox Christianity's Exploring Orthodox Christianity
  • LEO Homeschoolers's LEO Homeschoolers
  • Oak Meadow's Oak Meadow
  • Red Flags!'s Red Flags!
  • This Country of Ours Book Club's This Country of Ours Book Club
  • Sweet Kids's Sweet Kids
  • Quirky Kids's Quirky Kids
  • The Tick Chicks's The Tick Chicks
  • DITHOR Genre Ideas's DITHOR Genre Ideas
  • Helpful Herbs's Helpful Herbs
  • Small Business Owners & Self-Employed's Small Business Owners & Self-Employed
  • Pregnant or Trying to Conceive WTM Moms's Pregnant or Trying to Conceive WTM Moms
  • The Weight Loss Challenge's The Weight Loss Challenge
  • Imp's New Smile Prayer/Positive Thoughts Chain's Imp's New Smile Prayer/Positive Thoughts Chain
  • Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics (Liping Ma)'s Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics (Liping Ma)
  • Kindle Book Sharing's Kindle Book Sharing
  • Gluten Free Homeschoolers's Gluten Free Homeschoolers
  • Writer's Workshop's Writer's Workshop
  • Free Curriculum for the Price of Printing's Free Curriculum for the Price of Printing
  • Central Texas WTMers's Central Texas WTMers
  • Writers's Writers
  • Bloggers's Bloggers
  • RFWP Valley Forge Conference's RFWP Valley Forge Conference
  • British Home Educators's British Home Educators
  • HCG Diet Support & Encouragement's HCG Diet Support & Encouragement
  • ¡Viva El Español!'s ¡Viva El Español!
  • No excuses weight loss.'s No excuses weight loss.
  • MFW: Exploring Countries and Cultures's MFW: Exploring Countries and Cultures
  • Japanese Language Group's Japanese Language Group
  • Christians Homeschoolers and public charter schools's Christians Homeschoolers and public charter schools
  • VP self paced history's VP self paced history
  • Learning Lifestyle Lists's Learning Lifestyle Lists
  • Kafkatime's Kafkatime
  • Nook Friends's Nook Friends
  • Well Trained Juicing's Well Trained Juicing
  • Science and Mathy Homeschooling's Science and Mathy Homeschooling
  • Pursuing a Classical Liberal Arts Education's Pursuing a Classical Liberal Arts Education
  • Pottermore for the WTM!'s Pottermore for the WTM!
  • Coursera Logic Students's Coursera Logic Students
  • Diverse Perspectives's Diverse Perspectives
  • Pregnant and due in 2012 - 2013's Pregnant and due in 2012 - 2013
  • LCHF (Low Carb; High Fat)'s LCHF (Low Carb; High Fat)
  • Catholic Coffee Break's Catholic Coffee Break
  • Midwest Homeschool Convention's Midwest Homeschool Convention
  • Midwest Homeschool Convention's Midwest Homeschool Convention 2014
  • Midwest Homeschool Convention's Midwest Homeschool Convention 2013
  • Midwest Homeschool Convention's Midwest Homeschool Convention 2015
  • Disney Lovers's Disney Lovers
  • Nevada Homeschoolers's Nevada Homeschoolers
  • Nevada Homeschoolers's Nevada Homeschoolers
  • Foster Parent Support's Foster Parent Support
  • American Heritage Girls's American Heritage Girls
  • MFW K's MFW K
  • Muslim Homeschoolers's Muslim Homeschoolers
  • Muslim Homeschoolers's General Discussion
  • Muslim Homeschoolers's Islamic Studies
  • Sonlight Users's Sonlight Users
  • Chinese Homeschoolers's Chinese Homeschoolers
  • Urban Homesteaders's Urban Homesteaders
  • Traditional Large family logistics's Traditional Large Family Logistics
  • Vintage Catholic Book Club's Vintage Catholic Book Club
  • IEW Co-Op Teachers's IEW Co-Op Teachers
  • 52 Weeks to an Organized Home's 52 Weeks to an Organized Home Challeng
  • Working and Homeschooling's Working and Homeschooling
  • Colorado Home Educators's Colorado Home Educators
  • Home-Educating an Only's Home-Educating an Only
  • Modest Mothers Chat's Modest Mothers Chat
  • Well Trained Weight Watchers's Well Trained Weight Watchers
  • HS Chemistry - Fall 2013's HS Chemistry - Fall 2013
  • New England Homeschoolers's New England Homeschoolers
  • NLD Social Group's NLD
  • WTM Single Parents's WTM Single Parents
  • Immodest Homeschool Parents's Immodest Homeschool Parents
  • Vegan/Vegetarian home schoolers's Vegan/Vegetarian home schoolers
  • WEM: Reading List Discussion's TWEM Forums
  • WEM: Reading List Discussion's Don Quixote
  • WEM: Reading List Discussion's How to Read a Book: Literary Analysis
  • WEM: Reading List Discussion's Pilgrim's Progress
  • The Well-Read Mom Book Club's The Well-Read Mom Book Club
  • Using the Group CP control panel?'s Using the Group CP control panel?
  • ADD Moms's ADD Moms
  • American and Comparative Government's American and Comparative Government
  • Character Qualities &Biblical living's Character Qualities &Biblical living
  • Crafters Corner's Crafters Corner
  • All about Foster and Adoption's All about Foster and Adoption
  • Oncers and Grimms's Oncers
  • Narcissistic Personality: Staying Sane's Narcissistic Personality: Staying Sane
  • Diogenes Club's Diogenes Club
  • Well-Prepped Community's Well-Prepped Community
  • ap's ap
  • South Florida WTM Homeschoolers's South Florida WTM Homeschoolers
  • Montessori Education & Philosophy's Montessori Education & Philosophy
  • Evolutionary Creationism's Evolutionary Creationism
  • Parenting Intense Kids's Topics
  • Non-Believers (and Questioning) Group's Ask An Atheist/Agnostic
  • moms of high schoolers's moms of high schoolers
  • Minimalist Living's Minimalist Living
  • OneNote Planners's OneNote Planners
  • Seeking Scholé's Seeking Scholé
  • KDrama Fans's KDrama Fans
  • Well-Trained Adult College Students's Well-Trained Adult College Students
  • Rapture Discussion Group's Rapture Discussion Group
  • Caregivers Support Group's Caregivers Support Group
  • DuoLingo's DuoLingo
  • Intellectuals's Intellectuals
  • STEM kids's STEM kids
  • World Languages's World Languages
  • Crafty Challenge- Drawing/Doodling's Crafty Challenge- Drawing/Doodling
  • Wee Folk Art Simple Seasons Curriculum's Wee Folk Art Simple Seasons Curriculum
  • Classical philosophy discussion's Classical philosophy discussion
  • Happiness Project's Happiness Project
  • Introverted Parents's Introverted Parents
  • Paleo People's Paleo People
  • Fantasy & Sci-fi Geeks's Fantasy & Sci-fi Geeks
  • We Should Be Writing's We Should Be Writing
  • LGBT Support Group's LGBT Support Group
  • 2016 Project 366's Test post
  • Essential Oils's Essential Oils
  • Essential Oils's Topics
  • Homeschool Group Leaders's Homeschool Group Leaders
  • The Unschool-ish Group's The Unschool-ish Group
  • Archived WTM Politics's WTM Politics
  • Integrated Science's Integrated Science
  • Pregnancy Without Drama!'s Pregnancy Without Drama!
  • The Whole30 Group's The Whole30 Group
  • Dolciani's Dolciani
  • Veteran homeschoolers help & encourage's Veteran homeschoolers help & encourage
  • Fiesta Texas peeps's Fiesta Texas peeps
  • Breaking the Barrier Spanish 1's Breaking the Barrier Spanish 1
  • Current Events and News's Current Events and News
  • EDS's EDS
  • Low Carbers's Low Carbers
  • Instant Pot WTMers's Instant Pot WTMers
  • Bible Accountability's Bible Accountability
  • Salvage Mind Software for Human Minds's Salvage Mind Software for Human Minds
  • Dealing with Chronic pain's Dealing with Chronic pain
  • Parenting Children with Anxiety's Parenting Children with Anxiety
  • current events's current events
  • Kitchen Fanatics's Kitchen Fanatics
  • Parenting Children w/Chronic Illness's Parenting Children w/Chronic Illness
  • Bi-partisan Current Events Discussion's Bi-partisan Current Events Discussion
  • American School of Cor. Families's American School of Cor. Families
  • Co-op Organizers's Co-op Organizers
  • Full-Time Rving - Traveling's Full-Time Rving - Traveling
  • The Literary Hub's The Literary Hub
  • Archived The Literary Hub's The Literary Hub
  • Health Anxiety Support's Health Anxiety Support
  • Homeschooling with mental illness's Homeschooling with mental illness
  • PANDAS/PANS Support Group's PANDAS/PANS Support Group
  • Vegetarian and Vegan's Vegetarian and Vegan
  • Not Sure How to Delete It's Secular Libertarian/Conservative HS
  • Nanowrimo 2018's Introductions
  • Nanowrimo 2018's Novel Plans
  • Nanowrimo 2018's Write!
  • Recipes, Menus, Food, Parties, Holidays's Threads
  • Progressive Christianity's Topics

Product Groups

There are no results to display.

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start





Website URL











Found 5 results

  1. My oldest always complains that younger one is having more fun "doing" school because last year to keep the youngest out of trouble I bought one of those Preschool workbooks from Walgreens. I guess my Kinderone thought that it was more fun than what she was doing. Last year my kinderone did: Cursive first (some, we did it slow...) Epikardia (kinder/1st grade) which included: Bible, History (ancients, though it is a world history in a yr curriculum), Science (she has samples online if you want to see it) Math-u-see Primer SWR Both did the phonograms of SWR, both did calendar, Bible, Aesop, Bible memory, and Science activity together. But when we broke circle time for me to work with kinderone with MUS, or Writing I would give litte one his workbook (couple pages at the time, usually a letter, then coloring activity, or cutting activity) then the older would look longinly and say I wish I were in PreSchool. How do I keep the 4/5 yr old doing level school (happens to be colorful and fun) while 6/7 yr old has to do MUS, SWR, MOH, etc.? They will do SWR drill together, oldest will do dictation, younger will practice writing. We will do Mystery of History together, and whatever reading will be together, BIblie will be together. We will be using 106 days of creation for Science, my hope is to do it together, but required more of the oldest, and youngest may join if wants to. Will try to do some spanish worksheets for both of them I don't know what to do for art. Last year we used a few famous paintings and looked at them and color them like Renoir, VanGogh. Not a formal artist study, Music, the oldest is follwoing an old piano primer. mostly playing by ear. My youngest will do Pathway readers (first steps), for math, I don't know yet, He wants to read so badly! For him I need to know what order of sports I should put him in.... I have no clue! help anyone here (fall?what sport?, etc) my oldest will have extra things like chess, and free reading (this kids loves to read), considering ballet. anyone encounter similar problems? green eye mosnter of jeoulsy I guess. I wanted to make the oldest school a little more fun, any ideas to incorporate "fun" yet not time wasting things to do? I guess it is a little more than me putting the foot down and say, you gotta do your school! I would like for her school experience not to be a constant fight... with her, I even stoped school since she was way ahead, she taught herself to write from similar books that I would get from Dollar store when she was 3. Is it that she is soooo bored with what I am presenting.... we chose MUS as it is worksheetlike, she can color...she loves to draw and color....she can draw quite well. I am wondering if she is doing school well below her capabilities and hence she is so bored. but how do I find that out. I know what I have not taught her, for instance, We didn't finish her Math Primer, do we jump to alpha (the next level in MUS) or finish the book? Many many questions... for this board, though, my main concern is to know if anyone had similar problems when teaching together a preK and a 1st grader.
  2. Has anyone here had to help a sibling cope with the intense needs/behavior of another sibling? I am in profound need of advice, so please help if you have any ideas! DS has always been very wiggly/difficult to manage, but I always figured a tincture of time/maturity was all we needed. However he just hit 7 years, and things have been getting worse, not better. We now have some vague physical aggression starting (waving objects right in your face, grabbing your body, etc, but no outright hitting/kicking yet) in addition to the uqbiquitous yelling when frustrated and general impulsivity, and I think it's time to take him in for evaluation. I think the most likely diagnosis is ADHD/gifted. We have an appointment with a developmental pediatrician, but not until August, and an appointment with a psychiatrist that specializes in ADHD next month. We even have an appointment with the educational psychologist at the elementary school coming up, as we have toyed with the idea of putting him in the Behavioral Management Center there. The more I reflect on it though, the less I think the public school route could help him, though. Most likely, continuing with homeschool (as we have all along) will be best for him academically, emotionally, and socially. HOWEVER, it is not just DS that I have to worry about. DD is approaching 5 and has only recently (with the help of a psychologist) become fully potty trained. It turns out that the potty training difficulties were just a symptom of general anxiety she is feeling, and the two things the psychologist recommended to help were more one-on-one parent/DD time (which is part of why we toyed with the idea of public school for DS), and more space from DS. His impulsive behavior, and the tension it frequently yields in the home, although DH and I do our best to keep things calm, is stressing her out. I have thought of several ideas to help DD, but am not sure which route to pursue. She is introverted, sensitive (obviously), and keeps things that bother her bottled up inside. So far I have mostly just had the philosophy that she can tag along with what DS is doing, but now I think she could really use more age-appropriate activities (singing songs, painting, learning the alphabet & days of the week, playing in the sand, etc) and social experiences. It's true that there are plenty of events for preschoolers/homeschoolers in my area, but when DS comes along (as he has to), I end up mostly focused on managing his behavior. She comes to DS's homeschool co-op and park days, but most of the kids there are a little older, and she becomes so much more animated when she is with girls her age. Of her two closest friends, one is in Kindergarten and the other lives 45 minutes away, so it's hard to arrange playdates. She did enjoy her ballet class (which was recently canceled, but we're looking for something to take it's place), but I feel like she would benefit from something more frequent than once a week. Here are some other ideas I'm considering: Wait until next fall and let her go to Kindergarten to get a little space from DS, even though I would really love to homeschool her Look for some kind of MDO/preschool I could enroll her in right away (although it's doubtful I'll find anything as most places around here are already starting waiting lists for next fall) Commit to doing a more structured (because structure will make me more likely to keep it up) Kindergarten program here at home with her next year (I used Joy School with DS, but the Wee Folk Art curriculum with lots of crafts, stories, field trips, etc appeals to me, too), either just her and me or with a group of other Pre-K/K kids, and let DS play the iPad (or whatever else will keep him busy) during that time so I can focus on DD If anyone has any other ideas, I would love to hear them! I'm just feeling like I'm between a rock and a hard place right now, like I can't really give both DS and DD what they need. :crying: TIA!
  3. Warning: this is a long story. My brother and his wife (who is from another country) got married in 1981. A few weeks after the wedding my parents discovered bro & sil were angry with them, esp. with my mother, for "snubbing" my sil's parents. There was a language barrier and only two people to translate. My parents are kind, gracious people and did the best they could. They did not know they were expected to "wine and dine" sil's parents, who stayed in this country for a couple of weeks in the city where bro & sil lived, two hours away from my parents. (In hind sight I think this was an excuse...they were looking for a reason to detach from our family.) My parents tried to talk to my brother and his wife and make things right, but nothing they said or did was the right thing. The next year my brother and his wife moved a few hundred miles away. My brother came to our grandmas' funerals (his wife did not) but they did not come to my sister's wedding in 1987, which hurt her deeply. They did come to my wedding four years before that, which is the LAST TIME I have seen my sister-in-law!!! We have a large, close, extended family, and when relatives visited my brother's state, they would make plans to get together. At the last minute, my brother would always call and give an excuse why they couldn't make it. My husband and I were visiting a nearby city and planned to see my brother, who insisted that he and his wife would come to our hotel. I KNEW he would call and cancel at the last minute, so we drove to their city in the morning and when I knocked on his door, he was very upset, almost paranoid looking. He kept the chain on the door until I finally convinced him to come outside and talk to me. His wife was sleeping. I asked if we could take them to lunch later, but no, that wouldn't work. It's the last time I talked to saw him in person. 1987. A few years later, tragically, our sister committed suicide. She had clinical depression. The day after her funeral, my brother called me very late at night. His number was unlisted, and in trying to contact him about our sister, I had called his wife's sister (who lived in their city). He was returning my call and explaining why he did not come to the funeral. His voice was cold and devoid of emotion, very weird sounding. Apparently the last time he'd been here, after one of our grandma's funerals, he claimed my parents "made him" take a bunch of her furniture. (We were going through grandma's house and they were asking us what we might like to have. He kept saying "ok".) My dad rented him a U-Haul, and on his way home he had a blowout and almost had a wreck. Even though it was EIGHT YEARS later, he was still mad and blaming my dad!!! I told him, I'm very sorry you had a blowout, but that was no one's fault! Then I told him I was sorry for not writing or sending photos of our kids. He told me, don't call me, don't call my relatives, and don't write or send any photos. I said, "Never???" He said, "Well, I won't say never ever." Then, a big, awkward, deafening silence. I said, "Well, I guess this is goodbye." When I hung up I was crying so hard I was shaking. (We had just buried my sister so of course I was emotional!) I called my dad, who was still awake, and he talked to me, gave me soothing, calming words and affirmed his love for me. He told me not to let brother's craziness get to me. When my grandma was alive, she said (about his wife), "Some people just don't like to share." SO TRUE. She didn't want to share him with us, for whatever reason. It threatened her??? I don't think he has many, perhaps not any, friends, though he is a professional with a good job. My brother has always been highly impressionable and easily swayed. I think she has totally taken advantage of this, but I doubt he can see it. They have wrapped themselves in a cocoon of bitterness and dug themselves into a hole so deep they cannot see light. I was very hurt by our last conversation, but I refuse to be bitter the way he is. He is NOT well, emotionally. When our mother died a few years ago, we had no number for him and had to contact the police to notify him. He did not send a card or acknowledge her passing in any way. A few weeks later I wrote him a long letter explaining Mom's illness and final years. He wrote back three sentences, basically: "We received your letter. Please accept sincere condolences from both of us. We hope you are doing well." (very strange sounding, considering she was HIS mother, too!!) I was shocked he wrote at all. Maybe I am crazy, but I keep wanting to write to him again, and send photos of his nieces and nephews (see in my sig line) whom he does not know. He saw the oldest two when they were very little, and she has not seen any of them! Is this nuts or what??? I am not expecting anything from him, but I'm seeking some kind of closure. If I write and he does not answer, I will let it lie after that. Opinions? What would you do??? Am I crazy??? Sorry so long.
  4. *headdesk* So, we're going to a city 1.5 hr away to pick up puppy a wk today. 2 of Wolf's sibs live there. I've attempted to contact one of them to see if we can meet up for dinner while we're there. Wolf specifically mentioned her, so I made the attempt. He's kinda given up on the other sib. The problem is this: none of the sibs make any effort to establish a relationship. They didn't grow up together, so there isn't the bond that occurs when you're raised together. I'm always the one attempting contact. I do this for Wolf. He only uses the puter for looking at the day's news, doesn't use FB or any other online social network. I feel like I'm chasing these sibs...since the most they do is respond to me, eventually...never any effort on their part to make the first move. Heck they don't even respond to pics of Boo I post for the most part. I honestly don't know what to do on this one. I mean, it's not like it's hugely time consuming to try and contact them. But on the other hand, I don't like feeling like I'm chasing ppl for their attention. I do know that if I leave it to Wolf, nothing will happen at all...and he seems to like/appreciate my attempts to foster some sort of relationship w/them on his behalf. At the same time, he's also getting fed up, realizing that they simply don't seem to bother w/him or the kids. They have all our contact info...ph#s, email, my FB (Wolf doesn't have FB), etc. They don't contact us on holidays, and don't always respond to my attempts to do so. I genuinely don't know what to do on this one. We've been married over 9 yrs, and it hasn't gotten any better w/time. From what I know of them, they're not bad ppl...I think it's more a matter of, they're not used to having siblings, and so it doesn't dawn on them to make the effort. But...if it was important to them, wouldn't they? Any advice or thoughts would be welcome.
  5. I will have a 1st grader and Kindergartener next year. I purchased Shurley English 1 to begin with my 1st grader. Then I begin lookig at our "long term" plan, and to make my life a bit more "doable" with two younger children as well, I want to teach my older girls as much as I can together. *They are 1 grade level apart, but 22 months apart. Can this be done with Shurley English? Should I wait and do level 1 with both of them the following year when the youngest is first grade (and oldest is second)? Then I feel like I am not helping my oldest reach her abilities... Or do I give the kindergartener a go at it and see what happens? I don't want to overthink this, but I do want to make some choices so that my life will be a bit easier. Anyone done this before? Have suggestions?
  • Create New...