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« Reply #60 on: May 02, 2009, 04:08:41 PM »

I luckily have had mostly positive responses. My parents taught my brothers and I early (not with Doman but she taught us to read). She homeschooled my brother until he was done highschool. They are very open to the idea and know how exciting it can be for children to learn. My in laws thought I was a bit strange until they saw her doing her cards and laughing away. Then when she started say what was on her card such as ASIA they were amazed. Now they tell eeryone about their Genius granddaughter.

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« Reply #61 on: May 02, 2009, 04:25:38 PM »

I luckily have had mostly positive responses. My parents taught my brothers and I early (not with Doman but she taught us to read). She homeschooled my brother until he was done highschool. They are very open to the idea and know how exciting it can be for children to learn. My in laws thought I was a bit strange until they saw her doing her cards and laughing away. Then when she started say what was on her card such as ASIA they were amazed. Now they tell eeryone about their Genius granddaughter.

That is really neat and encouraging! smile

I don't know how my in-laws would react, but they might be something like that. My mother-in-law is in Turkey, currently.
I haven't been brave enough to show them what I do with the boys.

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« Reply #62 on: May 02, 2009, 04:27:49 PM »

Send her a video of the kids reading a book once they can and their jaws will drop.

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« Reply #63 on: May 02, 2009, 04:34:11 PM »

Hee, hee!

Dirk (two) read the word, "checkers" my husband said yesterday while I was at work. He's never been taught this word. That would have been great to get on film and send it Turkey! smile

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« Reply #64 on: May 02, 2009, 06:31:06 PM »

My mother and some of my relative have told me that my son is too young to learn how to read.  But that for sure will not stop me.  So far my son has learned a few sign languages and I'm going to start him with LR very soon.  smile

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« Reply #65 on: May 02, 2009, 11:15:47 PM »

yes, we should keep it uP!!

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« Reply #66 on: May 03, 2009, 03:03:36 AM »

It's funny, when my son was very young, my mom and her mom were talking about babies reading before they were 3. I think my grandma saw a kid on the news or something. I said, "Gabriel will read before he is 3", and my mom basically said yeah right. He has been reading almost all the YBCR words for a few months now, but I don't tell them that!

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« Reply #67 on: May 03, 2009, 03:58:29 AM »

It's funny, when my son was very young, my mom and her mom were talking about babies reading before they were 3. I think my grandma saw a kid on the news or something. I said, "Gabriel will read before he is 3", and my mom basically said yeah right. He has been reading almost all the YBCR words for a few months now, but I don't tell them that!

It will be our little secret! smile

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« Reply #68 on: May 03, 2009, 04:24:39 AM »

So I just wonder why you hide it? I mean if you think it's wonderful and so does your child why are you afraid of what someone else thinks?

Who cares what someone else thinks. They live neither your life nor your child's.

Where will they be when your child excels in life?

I guarantee they won't be sitting back saying "well she ruined their lives by teaching them early."

They are more likely to say " child's name, learned to read before he was even two isn't that amazing!"

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« Reply #69 on: May 03, 2009, 04:28:57 AM »

It's because people are mean and hypercritical. For instance, my coworkers would eat me alive at work if they new what I was doing with my children.

It's a very sad thing, especially when such great things are accomplished with the child's best interest in mind.

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« Reply #70 on: May 03, 2009, 05:09:38 AM »

Yeah, people who don't do it don't understand. I went on a weekend trip with my mom when Gabriel was about 7 months old. He was just starting YBCR and had been doing LR for about a month. I brought my laptop and did all his lessons with him, plus some paper flash cards that I brought. My mom told me I should just let him play and I explained to her that he actually liked doing the lessons with me more than playing. I just got the feeling that she didn't agree with what I was doing, so I decided not to tell her anymore. I do mention some things from time to time, but she has no idea of the extent of what we do. She did get very excited when he read his name, but little does she know that he can read so much more!

Oh, and then there is the sign language. She is impressed that he can sign so much, but she once told me that I should focus on getting him to talk instead of sign. Wow, I talk to him all day long. I read to him. I show him my mouth when I form words. I make sounds and say words when I sign. There is not much more that I can do to get him to talk other than go to speech therapy.

One day it will all come out and she will be thrilled, but it will not be anytime soon. I honestly gave up trying to explain myself and justify everything a long time ago.

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« Reply #71 on: May 03, 2009, 05:45:36 AM »

nhockaday,

I know how you feel. This weekend I was at a women's retreat and all the moms were talking about homeschooling and education and how we should let kids be kids and I just sat there with my mouth shout. I just kept thinkg.... just if you guys knew. Sometimes there is no point to start a discussion when people have clear ideas of their parenting. It is even worse when you are the youngest with only one child  rolleyes

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« Reply #72 on: May 03, 2009, 06:23:06 AM »

Sorry I just reread my post and it sounded rather harsh. I didn't mean it that way at all. I can understand not wanting to share with nasty, judgemental peole I wouldn't either. 

I guess I am lucky that I haven't encountered much negativity but then I don't know anyone in town except my inlaws. LOL

I am not sure what kind of reaction I would get at the La Leche league group or homeschoolers group.

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« Reply #73 on: May 03, 2009, 10:18:01 AM »

I don't even understand some of those nursery rhymes, and some of them are not about nice things at all like Ring Around the Rosey.

Same as 'rock a bye baby' i used to sing it to my daughter out of habit to put her to sleep but i would change the ending - and down will come baby cradle and all...didnt like singing about babies falling out of trees.

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« Reply #74 on: May 03, 2009, 01:16:17 PM »

I don't even understand some of those nursery rhymes, and some of them are not about nice things at all like Ring Around the Rosey.

Same as 'rock a bye baby' i used to sing it to my daughter out of habit to put her to sleep but i would change the ending - and down will come baby cradle and all...didnt like singing about babies falling out of trees.

Yes, I totally forgot about that one.

That one totally makes me depressed the same way that I get when I see a mother lose a baby.

Sorry I just reread my post and it sounded rather harsh. I didn't mean it that way at all. I can understand not wanting to share with nasty, judgemental peole I wouldn't either. 

I guess I am lucky that I haven't encountered much negativity but then I don't know anyone in town except my inlaws. LOL

I am not sure what kind of reaction I would get at the La Leche league group or homeschoolers group.

I wish that I could be more open about it especially if it might help other people who could be interested. It's such a taboo thing to teach a baby or toddler about other things than the colors, shapes, alphabet, and numbers. People automatically assume that a person who would teach a baby other things than that are robbing the baby our of their playing time. Most people would probably say that this kind of early education is unnecessary.

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