"Just quickly, I have experience with depression at varying intensities. I recently started seeing a GP (doc.) who encompasses both allopathic and nutritional therapies. She tested me for PYROLURIA and it came back positive. Apparently, about 10% of…"
"Jennifer, does your husband's counseling component include marriage and family counseling as well? It sounds like you need help too. The pattern you are talking about, video games, tv, etc. sounds like avoidance. Sometimes if he can just get up…"
"You have to be very careful when seeking out counseling. I have worked in the Mental Health/Substance Abuse field for over 15 years and I can tell you, you need to use caution. I recommend Love & Logic as a parenting modality. or I have some…"
"I came back hoping I was within the 15 minutes to edit point. I missed it.
Anyhow, I was thinking about counseling and that maybe you should see a counselor. Not a family counselor, but a personal counselor. You sound exhausted and frazzled and…"
"What are you hoping counseling will offer you? What is the thing you think that counseling will give you? Will it help you to know how to solve Aiden? Will it help Aiden to see how he is too mean to his sister? Will it improve your life and his?…"
"i just want to reply to the parts that i can't do and why. or the things i already don't do (like make them bathe or get dressed or brush their teeth or pick up toys or get their own food).
i know that i am stuck seeing only the things i…"
""I just don't think that this is something that I can deal with any longer. I think it is beyond my abilities to figure out what is going on with him and what he needs."
Sorry, but you have to deal with it. No matter how much our…"
How do you know when your kids and you need counseling?I seriously do not know what to do with Aidan. I just am at my wit's end. The only thing that gets him to not hurt his sister is if I am right there, every minute of every day. No amount of talking, acceptance, ignoring the behavior, yelling, modeling, problem solving, or anything works. Nothing works. I am feeling hopeless, anyway.They longest they can play by themselves is 10 minutes. And I don't mean that they can play together for 10…See More
Well unschooling means child-led learning, following their interests and facilitating learning rather than actively teaching. To me, radical unschooling is an extension of that into all aspects of life - trusting kids to regulate their own bodily needs, such as food and sleep - and trusting them to be(come) full human beings in their own time, with gentle guidance from adults. It also means that I am constantly learning!
how long have you been unschooling or homeschooling?
My kids are 5 and 3 and I guess we've been pretty much unschooling since the beginning. We practice attachment parenting - cosleeping, extended breastfeeding, gentle "discipline", etc.
first names of children
a little about me
I like to crochet and read for fun. I struggle with issues of discipline because I don't want to use punishment and rewards, but I don't get a lot of support for that. My kids are quite spirited and can be challenging, but are also curious, smart, and wonderfully full of life.
I to am always glad to connect with other RU families even if it is online. I am happy for you that you will be able to move back to Illinois, as it seems to be the place you feel the happiest. I can tell by your page how much you miss it :) In the mean time if you do need any virtual support I'm always up for a chat. I wish a smooth move for you!
I Don't think we've met, I wanted to introduce myself. I also live in Arizona and am looking to meet more unschoolers in town (or at least close to my town, tempe). My daughter, Olivia, is close in age with your boys she turns 3 in September. We are out and about a lot, let me know if you would ever like to meet up with us.