"Hi Zoa, We live in Alenxandria, VA - so maybe not too far from you? My daughter is almost 5 and my son will be 2 this summer.
I think it would be amazing to have some kind of unschooling gathering near DC!
"The Vaccine Guide by Randall Neustaedter gives short descriptions of disease symptoms along with information about the vaccines themselves. It also discusses the use of homeopathics in a positive manner."
"The key is to be well informed. Don't blindly vaccinate because a doctor says too... and also don't just ignore vaccines without researching the information. Each vaccine is unique and you and your child can view the risks and benefits and…"
"My son seemed to react to every vaccine. I was a young mother, 19, and was told reactions are normal and not to worry. He had a DPT vaccine around 18 months which literally turned him gray in color, he had a huge knot on his leg, was lethargic and…"
"my children were vaccinated against polio diphteria and tetanus but much later than usual, around a year old.
nothing else, certainly no mmr or whooping cough.
i worry a bit about measles. i wish they had had it but then again if they had been…"
When I see, hear, or think the words "radical unschooling" I feel an incredible lightness inside, a happiness, a release... I feel free. I'm really new to it as an idea but the more I read and learn to more "right" it feels.
how long have you been unschooling or homeschooling?
I've been reading about it for almost 2 years now. My kids are still really little - Marisol is 3 1/2 and Gerry is 6 months.
I was a teacher before my children were born and now since becoming a mother find myself on a whole new adventure. I'm so grateful that I discovered unschooling and I just love the life we are creating!
Susan, I peeked at your blog for a bit. Hang in there with nursing your toddler! I'm tandem nursing my 10 mo and my almost 3 yo boys, and it has been a wonderful experience for all of us. My older son rarely gets jealous since he can have "chi-chi" whenever his brother does. Don't let comments from unsupportive moms get you down. Your daughter will be benefitting from your attentive parenting for years to come. :)
BTW, did you read Rod Dreher's "Crunchy Cons" book?