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    Hello. My name is Michele and I am a parent to my one and only who is six. His dad works long hard hours to make sure we can homeschool on one income which is so needed. Kiddo is asynchronous. He also needs movement and activity and lots of breaks (like most 6 year olds, I say) but also needs help keeping confidence when things are challenging. At 3, he taught himself to read and count to 100 with skip counting by 5s, and he's crazy into science, particularly astronomy. Reading for the sake of reading isn't his thing, however, and his fine motor skills hold him back from actual writing. Needless to say, being able to go at his pace for ALL things has saved us a lot of tears and frustrations.

    Anyway, this has turned into a novel. Wrapping this up to say that we've been in Oregon all his life but moved a bit and hard to find community. I quit facebook ages ago so looking here to touch base. Thanks!

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    Welcome! Sounds like you guys are having fun learning together.

    I am also a non-FB'er after closing my account more than 10 years ago. I find it annoying when some things are only on there.

    What part of Oregon are you in? We have only visited Portland and the surrounding area, but I liked it. It reminded me a lot of NZ (where we are from) in terms of the weather and bush and beaches.
    New Zealand-based. DD 10 (year 5 [NZ system]) homeschooled, and DD 5 (year 0 [NZ system]) who is currently trying out public school.

    Freelance copyeditor, specializing in scientific text, who will make mistakes in my posts (I don't self-edit).

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    Hey NZ_Mama! We are in the Portland Area currently. New Zealand sounds like a beautiful place to be! I do feel very lucky in that we've been able to explore the beach, waterfalls, hiking, mountains and rivers all within an hour or so in all directions.

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    Welcome!
    A non fb’er here too. To me, addiction to it is sort of weird and creepy - I dont understand why people say it is so hard to avoid.

    Good on you for being willing to make sacrifices for your ‘baby’! Even when money has gotten perilously tight here, Ive never regretted taking the homeschool route.
    If you want help finding activities for helping fine motor skills, check out pediatric OT blogs, or even get a local evaluation or consultant. Sometimes LEGOs and coloring books just dont help enough! (My youngest has apraxia and has been in OT since he was 2.... I get so many strategies that I wish I had known about for my oldest.)

    Ask if you have questions or want suggestions. Most internet searches dont filter out or even warn you about religious content.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Thank you for suggesting OT blogs. Been diving into that today and already got my wheels turning. One of my mom friends/park time friends went through speech apraxia with her oldest so that was eye opening; I can imagine how you guys do your day to day.

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