Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-03-2009, 00:02   #46
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 96
We had the meeting at the school last week with the teacher. She went on and on about how terrific it was about what we are doing with Foster next year. Not to worry about the curriculum. He will have such a life experience and come back ahead of his peers in so many ways. And the Spanish he will learn in Mexico will make up for the year of French he will miss etc. She was gushing. Exactly what we didn't want to hear from the teacher. We wanted the teacher to stress the importance of studying dilliegently lest he get left behind. That way we don't have to be the bad guys trying to get him to do school work for a few hours a day.

We've already briefed the middle school teachers on what they are supposed to say in their meeting...

But truth is we already know that missing school won't be a problem. The oldest son missed about 2/3 of his schooling. He was still near the top of his class. But of course, he's dead now.

If you have the means to cruise with your kids, for God's sake do it. It doesn't matter a damn bit what somebody else thinks. Be with them. Show them the world. There is no greater gift.
__________________

__________________
waterdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2009, 16:21   #47
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Boat: Will be a 50' Cat
Posts: 382
[quote=Woodsong;250526]Humph! Well, was talking with a friend about the desire to hit the road...cruise east coast/down to the islands then who knows...maybe keep going. We've got 2 children- currently 5 and 6. I was told by my friend that such a trip is a "dream not fit for kids" and should not be done, irresponsible, etc. etc.


Ahoy Woodsong,

I too hail from Ga. (Marietta), was wondering where you are located... was going to leave a PM but I think I messed it up... anyway, I too am researching this option for our two kids... I do recommend "Black Wave" as a story that takes a bit of the shine off the apple but is probably pretty accurate... My big question is if this can be done with early teen girls.. I just wonder if she will be miserable not being able to talk on the phone with friends or meet a the mall etc.. We don't have TV so we at least have that going for us... I know it would be better for them in the long run but perhaps the medicine kills the patient?? My 2Ks are now 7 (b) & 9 (g) and would be 9 & 11 when/if we leave... From my research it seems taboo to take a 13 yr old... but I am sure it has been done...

Best of luck with the effort...

cheers
__________________

__________________
capcook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2009, 09:52   #48
Registered User
 
clausont's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pacific NorthWest
Boat: Sold - Landlocked
Posts: 561
Images: 60
Just a couple of blogs of cruising families that are boat schooling their kids:
ToastFloats (read all of the posts for the big picture)
and s/v Totem.
A lot of questions can be answered in these blogs.
__________________

clausont is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2009, 21:07   #49
Senior Cruiser
 
schoonerdog's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2004
Location: annapolis
Boat: st francis 44 mk II catamaran
Posts: 1,174
Images: 4
Clausont..

The link for totem didn't work... I'd love to check out their site - -can you post again?
schoonerdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-03-2009, 06:29   #50
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
 
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,929
Images: 49
Try this...

S/V Totem Family
__________________
Hud
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-03-2009, 08:57   #51
Registered User
 
clausont's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pacific NorthWest
Boat: Sold - Landlocked
Posts: 561
Images: 60
Thanks Hud! You beat me to it.
Sorry SchoonerDog - not sure where I messed up on the link.
__________________

__________________

clausont is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PNW - Skookum 53 Re-Fit billr Meets & Greets 147 30-01-2017 23:17
Electronic Re-Fit Stirfryd Marine Electronics 2 12-05-2009 18:24
Will a Supreme fit? Boracay Anchoring & Mooring 21 09-12-2008 05:51
canvas dodger don't fit unbusted67 Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11 14-11-2008 08:42
Place for a re-fit kennykroot Construction, Maintenance & Refit 2 17-08-2007 01:23



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:58.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.