"Connections is a nationwide chain of virtual schools. http://www.connectionsacademy.com/home.aspx There are various versions of their programs. You will need to talk to others using the program in your area, find out what the legal options…"
"Well, I can't say I'd want to be that unschooling family if that's the attitude they are going to have to defend against. But if you can reach out in a positive way, it might help you and DH let go of a few notions. And learn how to…"
"No, I can't remember that far back. Mine are 17 and 18 now. So sometimes between then and now. But it doesn't really matter because they are not your daughter. And what is the thinking behind eating out so much? Or going to events that…"
"Does your daughter enjoy digging in the dirt too? I'll bet she does. :)
I'm just thinking of outdoor messy fun activities. At 3 -- geesh -- water! Dirt and water. And bubbles! And running through the hose. Naked. And lots of paint. And…"
"I would make sure to have something better to do that attend a party or function where I know my children and choices are going to be criticized. Just because you are related to people doesn't mean you have to spend time with them. If they are…"
"What does she want to do? Does she want to wander around the library and pick out books that she might like and get you to help her with words she doesn't know? Does she want to do a sort-of-standard workbook like "100 easy…"
"And you can accept that there may be days when they are not "getting on great." And that's not your fault, or theirs. People are not always smiley at each other. It's OK. There's nothing for you to fix. They may have…"
Hey-noticed you're also the person who runs florida unschoolers--can you tell me a little about the umbrella school option in florida? We definitely didn't have that option in NYC, where we moved from!
thanks so much for commenting back--we'll definitely look into that group. I also started a relaxed homeschooler/unschooler yahoo group for martin county, so if you know anyone who might enjoy a mellow, open-minded group to hang out with, please send them our way :)