Inter Next Technologies, Inc., Internet Marketing Services, Reno, NV
Call (Toll Free)
(800)-601-1579
Community Area
Get FREE Counseling




*


Helpful Resources
Community
Popular Discussions
Creditmagic Twitter
Credit on Facebook

She definately is not a good roll model for any living sole on this planet

Post reply  Start a topic
Author Message
Options
Print this topic
Invite a friend
Email this topic
  Bookmark online
Add to del.icio.us
Add to YahooMyWeb
 
fireyone



Joined: 26 Feb 2008
fireyone's page
Posts: 4246



142 Magic Points

 
Posted on Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:17 pm  

Thats true. I really don't care for her either. She definately is not a good roll model for any living sole on this planet. I think todays kids really need strong and honest role models. Back to the .99 cent store thing though...I take my daughter with me a lot while shopping. I try to help tesch her the value of purchasing items well they sre on sale and the purpose of buying two at that price instead of one. I have her add up what it would have cost for two of an item not on sale and then two on sale. After that I get her to subtract the difference. It was easier to show her the value of purchasing two at once than getting them a different times paying reg. price. It not only teaches her to be a value shopper but sharpens up the old math skills while we're at it.
goodnatured



Joined: 03 Nov 2007
goodnatured's page
Posts: 3931



623 Magic Points

 
Posted on Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:23 am  

I think it is awesome that you get her and keep her involved, I think that is great. You may want to take it a step higher, give her a set amount of money and a grocery list and tell her to get all items on the list without going over the amount. That would really show her how the money how quickly money goes since young ones seem to think that money grows on trees.
_________________
Goodnatured,
http://cashinpocket.synthasite.com/
for all the ways I make $$ online
http://www.crazymonkeygold.com/members/register.php?ref=fedupinpa
Lorri



Joined: 15 Jul 2008
Lorri's page
Posts: 246



292 Magic Points

 
Posted on Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:38 am  

Yes, definitely---As an educator, I say take advantage of your kids being out of school and put 'em to work! Seriously, this is a great idea to not only work on her math skills, but also to help you and to give her a glimpse of how to budget money.
goodnatured



Joined: 03 Nov 2007
goodnatured's page
Posts: 3931



623 Magic Points

 
Posted on Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:59 am  

I agree Lorri, I think it gives the child such a sense of responsibility, imagine the power and the confidence that this child feels when she has the power to make important decisions that used to be left to the adults in the house. I think this covers so much more than the numbers. I know how much more involved my little one gets when she gets to take that one more step, kids love the opportunity to be challenged and when they succeed or even when they fail, it is an opportunity to learn and grow.
_________________
Goodnatured,
http://cashinpocket.synthasite.com/
for all the ways I make $$ online
http://www.crazymonkeygold.com/members/register.php?ref=fedupinpa
fireyone



Joined: 26 Feb 2008
fireyone's page
Posts: 4246



142 Magic Points

 
Posted on Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:34 pm  

If we were sitting at home and it was a math problem I would hear tons of complaints but doing it this way she really does love it. Math is definately not her strong suit and I sometimes find it frustrating getting her to understand how much she needs to put forth the effort. By doing things like this her eyeballs has opened up and her Math skills have improved.
Lorri



Joined: 15 Jul 2008
Lorri's page
Posts: 246



292 Magic Points

 
Posted on Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:36 am  

Thats because you taught her in a way that SHE understands---everyone has a different learning style, just like teachers all have a different teaching style. The trick is finding how a child learns and then presenting the idea to her in that manner. Some of us are visual learners, some are auditory, some are tactile and some are ALL THREE. When I present a lesson to 24 second graders I usually will present it 3 different ways to make sure everyone understands.
fireyone



Joined: 26 Feb 2008
fireyone's page
Posts: 4246



142 Magic Points

 
Posted on Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:04 pm  

I never thought of it that way. I guess every child would learn differently. I am just thankful to have found a way in helping her with Math that doesn't frustrate both of us. The main problem we are having is that her school feels she is too fast for the general courses and bores easily because she finishes her work so quickly. They tried moving her up to a higher academic levl but then she is too slow. I treid keeping her in it for a year hoping she would pick up on everything but in the end she about bombed the school year. It also really brought down her self esteem when she would get bad grades. Guess you could say I am coaught between a rock and a hard place.
goodnatured



Joined: 03 Nov 2007
goodnatured's page
Posts: 3931



623 Magic Points

 
Posted on Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:44 am  

You need to do what is best for your child, she does need to challenge herself but not to the point of constant failure. Some failure is good because if it is dealt with in a healthy manner then we learn and grow from it. My four year old recently learn in pre k that she is not the only little kid in this world, I felt bad when she would come home and cry because the teacher did not pick her. I explained to her that their are many kids in the class and that she would get her turn. Being the only one at home is tough when you have to go out in the big world and swim in a bigger sea.

With her being your only one at home now you have these unique opportunities to help her like this and the good thing is that she is willing to be involved. Some teens or tweens would roll their eyes at the concept all together. Just keep doing what you are doing, sounds like it is getting her gears turning in the right direction.
_________________
Goodnatured,
http://cashinpocket.synthasite.com/
for all the ways I make $$ online
http://www.crazymonkeygold.com/members/register.php?ref=fedupinpa
Lorri



Joined: 15 Jul 2008
Lorri's page
Posts: 246



292 Magic Points

 
Posted on Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:21 am  

fireyone----your daughter is probably right where she should be academically. She proved that a more advanced class was too much for her now. As you well know you don't want to stress a child out by forcing them to work at a level too advanced as that can lead to worse problems. IMHO---I would rather have a student a little ahead and in a less advanced class, than in a higher one and be miserable.

Sounds like you are already keeping her motivated at home. How old is she?
sdchargers_63

sdchargers_63

Joined: 13 Aug 2007
sdchargers_63's page
Posts: 1883



1916 Magic Points

Subject: school
 
Posted on Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:29 am  

Of course, school will be starting soon. My son is pretty nervous, I think. This year, he will be having 'career calsses'......classes to start focusing on what they want to do when they graduate. Boy......my son has a few ideas, ..college or the military. Wow.....kids grow up TOO fast!!LOL
fireyone



Joined: 26 Feb 2008
fireyone's page
Posts: 4246



142 Magic Points

 
Posted on Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:09 pm  

Lorri, She just turned 12. I am really proud of her for at least trying. It was just heartbreaking to see her go from this self assured child to a struggling one. She spent sooo much time working on keeping up it left her no time to be a child. I had a hard time getting her switched back down to the lower level but I was successful in the end.
I have always worked with my children in these different ways to teach them what they are learning is something that will apply later in life. Both are excellent readers because I have always read. My boy is 18 and gone now but my daughter has a ways to go. Whenher dad works second shift we both go to the study and pick out a book we read and tell a short summary on what it was about and why we think the other should read it. I think I am going to do pretty well with her and schooling.
Lorri



Joined: 15 Jul 2008
Lorri's page
Posts: 246



292 Magic Points

 
Posted on Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:36 pm  

fireyone---I believe you are doing a fantastic job with your daughter and her education. If more parents were like you and truly cared about how their students were learning and then caring enough to do something about it, there might not be as many students that struggle. Unfortunately, many parents don't care and expect just the teacher to teach and work with their child, not them. What most don't or won't see is that teaching a child involves not just the teacher, but the parent as well. Many students have to be prompted or prodded to study, etc. If parents and teacher work together it makes the whole thing much easier.

I love the idea of you and your daughter doing a "book report". Re-telling and summarizing are excellent ways to help develop comprehension skills.

Keep up the good work. I admire your diligence.
goodnatured



Joined: 03 Nov 2007
goodnatured's page
Posts: 3931



623 Magic Points

 
Posted on Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:42 am  

sdchargers,

I am sure you will do a fine job in advising him on what to do, but in the end it is his decision. If he choses the military, try to make sure he chooses a skill that he can use on the outside world too. I worked on weapons and there was no real job market in the civilian world for those skills.

I have a nephew that just left for basic who is going into computers and another nephew leaves on september 11, he choose electical work, I think they will both have good transferrable skills when they get out of the military or at least have a good base to work with. I am proud of both of these young men.
_________________
Goodnatured,
http://cashinpocket.synthasite.com/
for all the ways I make $$ online
http://www.crazymonkeygold.com/members/register.php?ref=fedupinpa
fireyone



Joined: 26 Feb 2008
fireyone's page
Posts: 4246



142 Magic Points

 
Posted on Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:54 am  

I love to see young adults making wise decisions. It seems all too many these days are just going out into the world with no clue on what to do next or what they want to do. SD either one he choses will better him as a person and in the end isn't that what every parent wants?
My daughter swears that she wants to do something in th writing field. A couple years ago they had a contest nationwide. Youcoluld write a story, draw a picture or even take a picture. My daughter wrote one titled "my two brothers". She was only in 4th grade and took third place in the state. She really doesn't have 2 brothers, only one. She was comparing the two different sides of him. The one on drugs and the one who wsn't. It was really heartbreaking but a true eye opener. Parents tend to thin k that things effecting the household or other siblings only bother them but we need always remember their are little ears around that are effected too and also understand what is happening around them.
In any case she got a trip to the state capitol to meet all the big wigs and won an extra award voted on by all the state reps. and placing first.
Yep, I was reallt proud there!!!!
goodnatured



Joined: 03 Nov 2007
goodnatured's page
Posts: 3931



623 Magic Points

 
Posted on Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:20 pm  

I bet, she sounds like a great kid, you should feel blessed.
_________________
Goodnatured,
http://cashinpocket.synthasite.com/
for all the ways I make $$ online
http://www.crazymonkeygold.com/members/register.php?ref=fedupinpa

Quick Reply
Your Name
Subject
Message body
 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, ... 9, 10, 11  Next  
Page 3 of 11

 
Delete this topic Move this topic Lock this topic Split this topic 






Page loaded in 0.080 seconds.