"Just an update...
Seems like the initial ban I had passed, sent a message to the kids. Later one by one they'd come and ask for permission to come in and I'd allow them only if they promised not to mess up the house and raid the…"
"hahaha - yes I had seen your post about the trip earlier before visiting the forum, so you know what I mean when I talk about cultural differences. Also there is this big thing about age. If I am older than you, you are supposed to touch my feet!…"
"Meredith: When I said everyday, I meant everyday. Not during holidays. I mean somedays the house would be less messed up than others. But yes everyday. His friends would come to our house straight from school, or sometimes, they'd go home…"
"Thank you for your suggestions Meredith & Robin.
Honesty was already a part of our relationship... but I will try it with those kids too. They are wonderful kids, I know from my past observations, it's just the atmosphere at home…"
"I had a terrible time growing up as a child. I have been a very picky eater and was invariably in most family get-togethers picked out, shouted at, insulted for being so picky about food. Junk food was restricted in the house and the fact that I did…"
"I am curious to know how it worked out Sarah? Did the popcorn idea work?
We are facing the same situation where our son's friends come and just raid the house. They finish entire bottles of shampoo and eat up all the cheese and sausages…"
" - being proactive, I mean, as well as learning to respond to your child's non-verbal communication. Both of those will help reduce meltdowns overall and set you up to have a more peaceful home regardless of whether or not you're…"
"Meredith thanks for your response...
There are personality/temperament issues involved - some kids experience very strong emotions and struggle to deal with them. Some kids find childhood very, very hard.
Tell me about it... I…"
"I don't know about others, but I'd be soooo..... proud of my son if that's how he got out the password out of his grand-mom. It's genius! Now I know it is easy to look at it as deceit or stealing, but for an eight year old…"
Not interfering in 'what' the child wants to learn allowing the child's natural curiosity to and inquisitiveness to learn what he wants. Listening & facilitating the learning process instead of trying to teach.
how long have you been unschooling or homeschooling?
I am a beginner. 7yr old son is still going to school but we are seriously considering unschooling (not homeschooling).
first names of children
Ronit Mitra - 7 yrs, Rhiana Mitra - 1 yr
a little about me
I have been unschooling my self for the last 3 years. Having seen the benefits I am convinced school is definitely not where my kids should be spending their time. Providing a link to my facebook page for more information about me. Currently living in Bangalore, and owner of GreenTech Life (link below).