I'm going to start blogging again because I really do miss it. So Alternative Mom will be back in action! It's going to take me a few weeks to get everything set back up because I have also decided to start AM blogs on two other blogging sites to hopefully reach more people. So please be patient and I shall return updating regularly again soon! Once I get my two other sites up I will be sure to link them. Thanks!
Its almost October which means it is almost Breast Cancer Awareness Month [and my anniversary... lol]. So its time we start clicking the Free Mammograms link! Also, I am again participating in the Save The Boobs blog. :D This will be my second year! Yay! It is also linked to the Free Mammograms. If you are interested in participating and are a woman over the age of 18, please contact Dan aka TheTheologiansCafe for further details. Thanks!
Things have been getting pretty interesting lately. My husband and I finally filed for custody of my step daughter. We have a court date at the beginning of April and I think we have a pretty strong case. Her mother was served with the papers but hasn't said anything to us about it. Instead, she is 'punishing' us by only allowing us to see my step daughter on the weekends. But hopefully this will all change and we will have full custody by the time everything is said and done. I wish I could tell you that was all but it isn't. My step daughter has also started therapy this week. I won't go into details but I will say its because of behaviors she is acting out at her mother's house and now at school. We aren't sure where exactly it is coming from but we suspect its someone at her mother's house.
On a happier note, we have decided to start a garden! I'm very excited. Both mine and my husband's families have had gardens and I myself grew a small garden when I was in elementary school. So far we have basil, dill, tomatoes, peppers, wild flowers, and sunflowers started. We haven't constructed the garden yet but we have the plants growing inside. The kids are also very excited to start the garden. They help me water them and take care of time. I'm also planning on starting a compost pile. I've been researching it a bit today.
What kind of fun stuff do you do with you family?
I've been gone so long and so much has happened. My second son was born May 27, 2010 at 10:58 PM, He was 5 lbs, 6 oz and 18 1/4 in.
Life as been quite interesting and I definitely want to start writing again so hopefully you guys will see more of me!
A sixth grade teacher in North Carolina is in the news for calling one of his students a 'loser' on one of her papers because she got a low grade. And apparently this isn't the first time this has happened. He claims its a learning strategy.
I understand trying different methods of teaching to help children learn but this is not one of them. Where is the logic in putting a child down to make them gain success? That could backfire. And badly. It could go one of two ways, the child will want to prove him wrong or they will begin to believe it and just stop caring. Children need encouraging teachers. Not discouraging. Especially not in sixth grade. And the crazy thing is that some parents claim to have agreed with this method. However, when asked to stand up in support, they all declined.
How would you feel if one of your child's teachers referred to them as a loser on their paper for a low grade?